Healthy January! Matcha Latte Recipe

January 7, 2017
January 2017. Two words that mean it’s time for a detox guys.. Plus Yumchaa is offering 20% on their website (use code healthyjan at checkout), no excuses not to start this detox now. I am starting the year full of energy and want to do so much that now is the time to think about being healthy and start fresh. After a holiday marathon ( Christmas, the birth of my 2nd nephew, New Years Eve and my godson’s birthday) I decided to pamper my body and mind. Follow me on this journey… yumchaa_still_life_shoot_shot_04_055-small-650x340

Making Matcha for the first time

It’s super easy using Yumchaa‘s Matcha Kit. The perfect spoon measures the perfect amount of matcha powder for me and following 4 simple steps, my matcha latte is ready in 5 minutes. To make the perfect Matcha, just follow those steps. Get your Matcha Making Kit with 20% code until the end of January. Just enter the voucher code ‘healthyjan’ at check out (20% on any products on Yumchaa‘s website).

Another detox tea I LOVEwhite tea, high in anti-oxidants and great for a January detox.

5 reasons to drink Matcha:

  1. High in Antioxidants
    One cup of Matcha contains around 10 times the antioxidants of a cup of green tea and it’s higher in antioxidants than any other known food or drink
  2. Increase energy level
    Matcha is high in an energy boosting amino acid called L-Thenanine. It also contains caffeine for that extra kick, but unlike a cup of coffee Matcha releases caffeine to your body gradually.
  3. Boost Memory and concentration
    Buddist monks have used matcha for centuries to aide concentration during meditation: I am down for giving it a shot.
  4. Detoxifies the body
    High in Chlorophyll which helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to your cells. Hello January Cleansing.
  5. Burns calories
    Matcha speeds up metabolism without raising blood pressure.

I am sold! Are you?

RECIPE

You will need a Matcha making kit that includes the following equipment. You can also buy them separately if you already have some of those but the kit is more economical.

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Directions:

  1. Add 1 spoon of Matcha powder to your Matcha bowl. Only a pinch of Matcha is required (use a Matcha spoon to get the measure right)
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2.  Add about approx 120ml of 75°C water into your Matcha bowl, covering the powder. Tip: if you don’t have a temperature sensitive kettle you can add a splash of cold water first and then add boiling water.

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3. Using a Matcha whisk, briskly whisk the mixture in an ‘M’ shape. Make sure you thoroughly whisk the mixture until there are no clumps remaining and a frothy layer forms (this is the key to a great matcha!)

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And finally, add water for a tea or add frothed milk for a latte.

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Get your Matcha Making Kit with 20% code until the end of January. Just enter the voucher code ‘healthyjan’ at check out (20% on any products on Yumchaa‘s website).

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