Matcha Lattes and Healthyish Matcha Cakes

Make your own frothy, healthy matcha lattes at home – perfect for pairing with a Healthyish Matcha Cake!

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After the winter holidays, I found myself really sluggish. I’d drag myself out of bed, do some yoga and then want to climb back into bed immediately. Since I could no longer blame the frenzy of the holiday season, I figured it was time to take a look at what I was eating, or in this case, not eating.

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So I made some changes. I began sipping hot lemon water with maple syrup first thing in the morning because dehydration can play a huge role in feeling a slump. I ate BIG bowls of kale salad with plenty of avocados (I know they cost extra!) because raw greens are energizing ingredients. And for a midday pick-me-up? A frothy matcha latte with cashews, coconut oil and almond milk – all energizing ingredients.

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As I prioritized nourishing my body to energize myself, I focused on what healthy, satisfying ingredients I could add, not what I had to take away. I didn’t impose strict rules on myself or judge my sweet tooth. This approach is what Healthyish philosophy is all about- nourish and indulge with the best quality ingredients. Life is too short to skip dessert.

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One of the energizing ingredients I added to my winter routine is green tea. Green tea gives a caffeine boost, but it also has a long list of health benefits. Green tea reduces inflammation, improves bone density, lowers blood pressure, improves memory and prevents cancer, but most importantly, it makes a really satisfying latte and a unique spin on a Healthyish cake.

Matcha Lattes and Healthyish Matcha Cakes // www.HealthyishFoods.com

Matcha Lattes and Healthyish Matcha Cakes // www.HealthyishFoods.com

Matcha Lattes and Healthyish Matcha Cakes // www.HealthyishFoods.com

Matcha Lattes and Healthyish Matcha Cakes // www.HealthyishFoods.com

Matcha Lattes and Healthyish Matcha Cakes // www.HealthyishFoods.com

Matcha Lattes and Healthyish Matcha Cakes // www.HealthyishFoods.com

Like the Golden Milk recipe I shared, blending these Matcha Lattes in a Magic Bullet or a blender makes them extra frothy and more similar to a coffee shop style drink. The raw cashews make these matcha lattes extra creamy without adding an overtly nutty flavor, but the real benefit is raw nuts are naturally energizing, so it’s a win win.

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Energizing Matcha Lattes

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

1 cup unsweetened almond milk, simmered
1 teaspoon organic matcha powder
5 raw cashews
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 scant teaspoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon raw coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
dash sea salt
raw cacao for garnishing (optional)

Directions

Place all ingredients, except the cacao, in a blender and blend on high until creamy and frothy. Pour, top with raw cacao, and enjoy! These matcha lattes are also delicious chilled, and will last up to two days in an airtight container in the fridge.

Matcha Lattes and Healthyish Matcha Cakes // www.HealthyishFoods.com

Matcha Lattes and Healthyish Matcha Cakes // www.HealthyishFoods.com

Matcha Lattes and Healthyish Matcha Cakes // www.HealthyishFoods.com

Healthyish Matcha Cakes

To make a Healthyish Matcha Cake to enjoy with your matcha lattes, simply add 1 teaspoon organic matcha powder to a Skinny Cake, Bright White, Very Vanilla Bean, or Mellow Yellow cake mix, and bake according to the standard instructions. Top with organic Vanilla Bean frosting, a dusting of matcha powder and crushed cashews, or any of the organic nuts included in your baking kit.

Enjoy!

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Author: Quelcy

Quelcy is a Pittsburgh based food stylist, photographer, dessert advocate and crazy dog lady. She shares seasonally inspired recipes rooted in nostalgia on her blog, WithTheGrains.com. Her favorite Healthish combo is tangy lemon cake with a dollop of dark chocolate frosting.

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