Looking for a warm beverage choice other than coffee? You’ve come to the right place because today we’ll be featuring the delectable Matcha Latte recipe from The Beauty Chef book by Carla Oates. This healthy drink rich with anti-oxidants combined with other fresh ingredients will surely be your next go-to drink on beautiful sunny mornings! Plus, it’s healthier than what you’d get at most coffee shops. So read on and take a sip on your very own Matcha creation..
- 1/4 cup (35g / 1 1/4 oz) raw cashews
- 1 cup (250ml / 8 1/2 fl oz) water
- 1 medjool date, pitted
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder*
- pinch of Himalayan salt
- 1 teaspoon matcha (green tea powder), plus extra for sprinkling
- 1 tablespoon boiling water
- raw honey, to sweeten further (optional)
*Available from health food stores.
- So the cashews in cold water for at least 1 hour or up to overnight in the refrigerator.
- Drain and rinse cashews.
- Combine the cashews and water in a high-speed blender. Blend to finely grind nuts, making nut milk.
- Stain the milk through a nut bag or double layer of muslin (cheesecloth), set over a jug or bowl to catch the milk. Squeeze the pulp to ensure all the liquid is extracted. Keep the cashew pulp for another use, such as adding to smoothies, muesli (granola) or in baking.
- Return the milk to blender, add the date, vanilla and salt and blend to make a slightly sweet milk.
- Gently head the cashew milk in a small saucepan over low head, until hot.
- Blend the matcha powder with the boiling water in a small bowl, to make a smooth paste. Stir in a little of the hot milk. Pour the matcha mixture into the pan with the remaining hot milk and stir to combine.
- Return the hot milk to the high-speed blender and blend until frothy.
- Pour into your favourite cup and sprinkle with a little extra matcha powder. Sweeten with a little honey, if desired.
*Note: Alternatively, you can use a milk frother to head the milk and simple blend the matcha and boiling water in your mug and pour the milk over the top.
Beauty is more than skin-deep, it comes from within… from the gut, to be precise. In The Beauty Chef Carla Oates, founder of the natural beauty company of the same name, combines the joy of cooking with the science of nutrition, offering you radiant skin and robust health. More than 150 delicious and nutritious recipes that are gluten-free and mostly dairy-free recipes will feed both your skin and your gut. Glamorous it may not be, but a well-balanced gut bacteria can be the answer to glowing health and beauty. With every meal you eat, be it breakfast, dinner or a tempting dessert, you will feel and look better inside and out.
Head over to our recipes section for more of these mouth-watering and tasty recipes including the Paleo Bread and Raw Cauliflower and Lemon Tabouli with Grilled Haloumi recipe also from The Beauty Chef. Meanwhile, you might want to check out some of our fine kitchenware below:
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