Ever think about switching out your morning coffee? Matcha has 3 times the caffeine as normal green tea, but provides a gentle boost without jitters due to its catechins (antioxidants). These bind to caffeine molecules, allowing for a slower, more steady release of caffeine into the bloodstream. Epigallocatechin gallate (or EGCG), the most powerful antioxidant in matcha and other green teas, helps reduce oxidative stress and cell damage in the body. Studies have shown that matcha may also help with stabilizing blood sugar levels and lowering triglycerides. Next time you want some caffeine, think about this beautiful, bright green tea.
Coconut Cinnamon Matcha Latte
- 1 teaspoon good quality matcha
- 3/4 cup almost boiling water
- 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk, heated
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix matcha with 1 tablespoon of the water to create a paste. Once clumps are gone, add remaining water and mix. Top with coconut milk and cinnamon.