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Matcha Latte

Serves 2.


    Matcha latte is a tasty beverage made from powdered green tea leaves. Matcha powder can be found in the tea section at your health food store, and while it is slightly more expensive than other types of tea, you’ll want to keep it on hand! Matcha latte may help boost your focus, concentration, and thinking abilities. A great source of polyphenols, green tea may also help prevent several types of cancer.


    Tip: Drinking green tea on a regular basis may help manage type 2 diabetes.


    Matcha Latte


    • 1 cup water
    • 1 to 2 tsp (5 to 10 mL) matcha powder
    • 1 cup (250 mL) heated whole milk or your favourite milk alternative
    • Honey, to taste


    Per serving:

    • calories105
    • protein4g
    • fat4g
      • saturated fat2g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates15g
      • sugars15g
      • fibre0g
    • sodium49mg



    In small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes. Add matcha powder and whisk to combine. Slowly add heated milk and stir. Add honey to taste, starting with 1 Tbsp (15 mL).


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