Turn Over a New (Tea) Leaf Warm your body and soul with these DIY brews.
Serves 1 Unlike other green tea leaves that are steeped then strained, with matcha tea you’re actually consuming dried and powdered leaves, which means this tea is packed with antioxidants and offers a sustained energy boost. It’s a great alternative to coffee, as it gives you a caffeine buzz without the subsequent crash.
1 cup almond milk 1 drop vanilla extract (less than ⅛ tsp.) or a small scraping of vanilla seeds (less than ¼ pod) Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg 1 tsp. matcha tea powder ½ to 1 tsp. raw honey or maple
In a small saucepan, gently warm milk with vanilla and nutmeg. Increase temperature to achieve a soft, rolling boil, then immediately remove from heat. Whisk in matcha powder until frothy. Add honey and serve warm or, in warm weather, you can simply whisk all the ingredients together and serve cold.
PER SERVING: 80 cal; 4g pro; 2.5g total fat ( 0g sat fat); 11g carb; 0mg chol; 150mg sod; 3g fiber; 9g sugars