How about a hit of Matcha?
For some, a cup of coffee is the kick start to their day. Matcha is making headlines as it gives the hit of coffee but it also contains a powerhouse of antioxidants and minerals. Matcha’s history dates back over 800 years and is still used by Buddhist monks and Samurai Warriors during century-old traditional ceremonies and meditation practices.
A beautiful green matcha hit provides 34mg of caffeine – not bad considering an espresso coffee provides 60mg, but the tea’s effect is much more intense and lasts longer because it contains amino acid and L-Theanine. So you will not only get a caffeine kick but it will keep you going for longer with extra health benefits. Turmeric is also another alternative to coffee which will give you great health benefits. Curcumin, the antioxidant that gives turmeric its golden hue, has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, gastrointestinal health properties, which have been linked to the prevention of cancer cell growth, management of inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, asthma, eczema and inflammatory bowel disease.
You don’t have to drink your matcha or turmeric – you can use it in pancakes, ice-cream, protein balls or a superfood smoothie. So switch to the green or gold if you’re wanting to give yourself an extra boost. How do you prepare Matcha and Turmeric Lattes?
Gently heat the milk of your choice. Turn the heat off. Add one teaspoon matcha or turmeric to a mug and slowly whisk in 2 teaspoons of the hot milk (use a regular whisk or a special bamboo matcha whisk) to form a paste. Add the rest of the warm milk, tipping the cup slightly to help create foam. Sweeten with maple syrup, honey or coconut sugar to taste. A sprinkle of cinnamon works well with the turmeric. Pop in and check out our range of matcha and turmeric blends.