Macadamia Matcha Latte
No need to buy expensive ingredients to make the creamiest dairy-free latte, this 6 ingredient Macadamia Matcha Latte will do the trick!
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/4 cup macadamia nuts, raw
- 2-3 tablespoons honey (sub maple syrup or coconut nectar) I like my drinks very sweet, so use your discretion.
- 2 teaspoons matcha powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pinch sea salt
Heat your water in a small pot on the stove over medium-low heat for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, add all other ingredients to your high speed blender. (You can try this recipe in a regular blender, but I think it might come out gritty.)
After 5 minutes, take your water off the heat and transfer it to your blender. Add on the lid, and blend on high for 30 seconds - 1 min. You want the macadamia nuts to completely blend and a nice froth to form.
Pour your latte into two mugs, or one really huge mug for yourself.
Since March I have traveled to four states and eight countries. Needless to say, I am exhausted to the core. So as an act of self love I have been treating myself each afternoon with a little matcha latte. It’s the perfect amount of ceremony and caffeine to make the afternoon special.
When I started making matcha, I was taking cues from Dolly & Oatmeal and Lee From America and adding coconut butter to my matcha to make it creamy. That totally worked and was delicious, but I knew there was an easier (and less expensive) way to make a creamy (delicious) dairy-free matcha.
So I tested it. I made it with full fat coconut milk (too thick). I made it with hemp seeds (made the flavor weird.) I made it with almond butter (too gritty). You get the point. I did my homework here, and I found that the best way to make it dairy free, delicious, and not break the bank was by using macadamia nuts. Plus they give the latte a ridiculously delicious taste. (I mean, who doesn’t like a macadamia nut?!?)
So now I am working on nursing my exhaustion, and being gentle with myself. I am trying to balance work and living. I am trying. I’m not always great at it, workaholism runs in the family. But I am trying to intentionally take breaks in the day and reward myself for just existing.
If you’re feeling tired like me, I HIGHLY suggest adapting your afternoon routine to include some of this matcha goodness. I promise it will change your day, and your mood. It makes life better. Promise. Take care of yourself (it’s really important.) And treat yourself nice. xo