Laney Crowell’s Rich Matcha Latte
With the chill now a permanent fixture in the air, we’re turning to as many cozy activities as possible. Cuddling up by a fire with a good read? We’re there. Simmering away as many iterations of chili as there are burners on the stove? You bet. And while we’ve certainly done away with our iced coffee in favor of its piping hot counterpart, we’re always looking for something that will impart all the warming goodness of our favorite morning tradition, but perhaps without the jitters. For this, we turned to Laney Crowell, the New Yorker behind the incredible wellness site The Moment. Born of a desire to redefine what beauty is and where it comes from (read: from the inside!), Laney’s site is filled with an abundance of “beauty recipes.” Enough said. Today, she’s sharing a recipe for her favorite fall beverage, created using Matcha Maiden’s organic matcha powder, available at Anthropologie at your local Simon center. Read on and get ready for a delicious, warming morning boost.
Laney: Green tea is full of antioxidants so it’s a great way to get a gentle caffeine fix. To be honest, I get anxiety from coffee so matcha is really the only thing I can have in the morning. I like to spend a few minutes and make it into a really indulgent and satisfying latte to start my day off right. And, this way I don’t get jealous of my husband’s cappuccino! The healthy fats from the milk and oil, and lack of sugar, keep me satiated until lunch time, and it’s so delicious it’s become one of my favorite parts of the day. Enjoy!
Rich Matcha Latté
2 cups almost boiling filtered water
1 teaspoon Matcha Maiden Organic Matcha Powder
1/4 cup or a big splash of coconut milk or almond milk
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
1. Boil your filtered water. You want to take it off the stove right before it boils. Next, pour the water gently into your blender.
2. Add the matcha, milk and oil to the blender, and blend on high until it’s nice and frothy.
3. Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy.
If you prefer your matcha latte a little bit sweeter, simply add a spoonful of coconut sugar or honey in with the other ingredients before blending.