To Make / Iced Matcha Lattes

 

     Hi there! I'm doing the Whole 30 this month, and am on the biggest health kick of my life. I'm not sure why, but it just clicked one day that I want to nourish my body, and not just keep it running but enrich it with all of the good things, and not as much of the bad. Don't get me wrong, I'm a cheese + chocolate lover (one of my nicknames growing up was Mouse), but it's just time for a reset. After the Whole 30, I know that I'll love and appreciate those small indulgences even more, keeping them special and not just for everyday consumption.

    On that note, I've been trying out new things that have major health benefits, which brings us to matcha! Matcha is a powdered green tea that is essential for keeping a healthy metabolism, is full of antioxidants and vitamins, and enhances your mind and concentration. I've been a believer in green tea for awhile, but the powdered version has more flavor and pairs better with almond milk to make a yummy (unsweetened) latte! Get the recipe below!

Ingredients:

- 1 tsp. of matcha

- 1 cup of water

- 1 cup of almond milk

- glass of ice (because it's summmmmer!)

*Note: if you aren't on the Whole 30 and want your latte to be a little sweeter, I highly recommend adding a little honey!

Directions:

1. Boil your water, and add your tsp. of matcha to a shallow bowl. Pour your hot water over the tea and whisk until the tea dissolves. 

2. Chill the tea in the fridge for 15 minutes. (This is only for iced versions, if you want to make a hot version, just add your milk, stir, and enjoy!)

3. Assemble your latte by first pouring your milk over your ice. 

4. Add in your tea. 

5. Stir and enjoy!

To Brew / Iced Hibiscus Tea Latte

 
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     Hi there! I'm officially on the cold brew train this spring, and while I have already made my favorite cold brew coffee, I also wanted to try cold brewing tea! I picked a yummy hibiscus flavor, and got to (super easy) work. Get the recipe below!

Ingredients:

- one large hibiscus tea bag

- 3-4 cups of water

- 1 tbs. of honey

- ice

- almond milk

Directions:

1. Brew the tea topped with the water overnight in the fridge. Pour over ice, then add your honey.

2. Stir, then pour in your milk!

3. Stir again!

4. Add your favorite straw and enjoy!

To Make a Cocktail, Pt. 3

 
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     Hey readers! This cocktail idea came out of a "smash" I had at a restaurant. It was super good, and I love anything with berries in it, so I had to attempt it at home! I also had bought some hibiscus iced tea bags anyways, and I figured the flavor combination would be perfect. I've been a tea convert for about a year now (but I still drink at least 2 cups of coffee everyday), and I love how much healthier you feel after drinking it, even in a cocktail. Add some blueberries, vodka, and lime juice and you've got a tidy little drink! Random note: This tea says blushberry on the box and it's Tazo, but I just call it hibiscus instead, considering blushberry isn't a real thing. LOL

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Ingredients:

- 1 shot of vodka

- a cup of iced tea

- muddled blueberries

- lime juice

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Directions:

Step one - Combine all ingredients in a shaker and pour over ice!