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Matcha Turmeric Latte

January 20, 2017

Start your morning with a mug of this matcha turmeric latte. The peppery kick and boost of caffeine will help you get through your day!

Amp up your matcha latte with this Matcha Turmeric Latte full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits. #matchalatte #turmeric #antiinflammatoryAs I mentioned in this post, one of my goals was to incorporate more rest and relaxation into my life this year. I know it sounds odd to prioritize rest, but as someone who literally has to be doing something at all times, this is easier said then done.

I’ve noticed a pattern that as the day goes on, I stop prioritizing myself and start putting my never-ending to-do list of work farrrrr ahead of any self-care. This means that if I don’t do it first thing in the morning, there’s a decent chance it’ll become the last thing I care about when the day is done.

Now, this is clearly something that needs work (I’m trying!), but in the meantime, I decided to carve out a little time first thing in the morning before I get my day started to prioritize ME, and simply exist without the worries of daily life.

Start your morning with a mug of this matcha turmeric latte. It's packed full of antioxidants and a boost of caffeine to help you get through your day!The last few months of the year were pretty stressful for me and as someone who baseline doesn’t prioritize self-care, you could imagine how bad it got when a layer of stress is added to this. Of course, those who are most stressed out, probably need a slower pace more than anyone but at the time I wasn’t prepared to listen to anybody.

My body eventually did what it always does and started giving me blaring signs that I needed to implement some change. One of the first things that it does is make my appetite go all wonky. I’ll lose it completely and then it will reappear with a vengeance. Also, my food cravings change. In the last few months of 2016, I couldn’t look at breakfast (seriously, I don’t think I instagrammed a single breakfast from October-December!) and I stopped drinking coffee completely (me…the coffee addict!!!).

Start your morning with a mug of this matcha turmeric latte. It's packed full of antioxidants and a boost of caffeine to help you get through your day!One good thing to come out of it was that I started to experiment more with other foods I typically overlook because I have my usuals. Suddenly, I was drinking matcha lattes in the morning and I wasn’t hating it. I’m actually pretty into matcha lattes, but I generally end up going for coffee instead. This was a refreshing new twist in my stressful state. And when I think about it, I think my body was too hyped up on cortisol to handle the amount of caffeine coming from coffee. It needed something with a slower release like matcha.

And then there’s the turmeric, which I started to incorporate more of to help with inflammation. My skin gets pretty bad when I’m stressed, so any type of anti-inflammatory is key. And of course I used my Simply Organic Ground Turmeric, which I quite literally travelled across the country with. See here...

I figured, why not get the best bang for my buck by combining matcha and turmeric? It’s basically a green golden milk latte!

Things started to slow down as the year wound down, and with an eye-opening trip to Guatemala, I was able to get on top of my stress and really set some new practices to help me prevent seasons like this past one. My biggest tip? Wake up slow. Give yourself time to ease into your mornings. I’ve been waiting an hour before I even consider looking at my phone. I’m enjoying some morning meditation with a Matcha Turmeric Latte and slowly eating my breakfast before starting the day. Stay tuned for an updated Morning Routine Video! It feels good to be back 🙂

The Benefits of Turmeric and Matcha:

-Matcha: anti-oxidant rich with caffeine and l-theanine contributing to positive mood. It also contains EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which is believed to have cancer-fighting effects on the body.

-Turmeric: a powerful anti-inflammatory that can help with arthritis and recovery from ailments.

Let’s learn how to make this Matcha Turmeric Latte

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Matcha Turmeric Latte

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tsp matcha powder
  • 1/4 tsp Simply Organic turmeric
  • pinch of black pepper (helps to activate turmeric)
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk (I use almond)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 12 tsp sweetener (coconut sugar, maple syrup, honey)

Instructions

  1. Add matcha, turmeric and black pepper to a large mug.
  2. Top with hot water and whisk together.
  3. Heat up milk until it begins to foam. Stir in coconut oil.
  4. Add milk to mug and whisk in sweetener.
  5. Drink immediately.

Start your morning with a mug of this matcha turmeric latte. It's packed full of antioxidants and a boost of caffeine to help you get through your day!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Simply Organic. Simply Organic and I have worked together for years and they’ve been a wonderful sponsor for The Healthy Maven. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make THM a reality!

Start your morning with a mug of this matcha turmeric latte. It's packed full of antioxidants and a boost of caffeine to help you get through your day!

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  • Reply
    Roger altoides
    February 25, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    I love this recipe. It’s a great way to get the health benefits on both Matcha and Tumeric. As for the matcha, I love the matcha brand started by Dr. Andrew Weil. It’s called matchakari and I’ve tried all their blends. All of them are amazing! http://www.matcha.com I used to get matcha from Amazon but I read that most of the matcha (less expensive) on Amazon comes from China.

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    Denise
    March 21, 2019 at 11:49 am

    I did not think this combo would work, but I love it. Put everything in Ninja and blend then heat. Add vanilla and top with cinnamon.

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    Cari
    January 16, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Where do I buy matcha powder? I’m a newbie to this. I don’t drink coffee. Is the caffeine level high enough to give me those dreaded shakes??

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      Tricia
      February 27, 2019 at 10:00 pm

      Cari,
      You can buy matcha on Amazon. I use Akira but also like Jade Leaf brands. Matcha doesn’t give me the dreaded shakes and is why I’m drinking it more than coffee. I love golden milk too so I’m going to try this recipe.
      Tricia

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    Shanel Klein
    August 7, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    I would give this a five star however you have to add a pinch of black pepper when using turmeric in tea . The black pepper boosts the absorption and enhances the bioavailability . That compound found in pepper is called piperine

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    Trent
    May 20, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Anybody got asthma. I’m looking for anything that reduces inflamation in the body. Wondering if this would help.

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