I’m a big fan of rituals and routine; especially my morning routine. I don’t like to talk for at least 30 minutes when I wake up; just enough time to prepare my lemon water and my morning latte. And those who mess with this routine are sure to feel the chill.
Every morning I either make a spiced Chai latte or a Matcha latte; but lately I have been completely obsessed with matcha; having at least two in a day. And Matcha lattes are made even better with nut milk- pistachio milk to be exact.
With nut milk in my life I don’t miss cow’s milk at all; and although the advertisers would like you to believe that cow’s milk is best, quite frankly, it isn’t. With over processing and homogenization, traditional cow’s milk is devoid of the nutrients our milk drinking ancestors enjoyed; and, humans are the ONLY species to drink another animal’s milk- kind of gross if you ask me.
A word about homemade nut milks; I am currently obsessed with hybrids. I have been making hybrid milks in my kitchen for a few months now and WOW, they are amazing! Coconut hazelnut milk or pistachio pecan milk; the combinations are endless. To make your own hybrids, simply revisit my DIY almond milk tutorial and substitute whatever combination of nuts and/or coconut meat for the almonds in the recipe. And PLEASE tweet me your thoughts!
Back to the topic at hand, Pistachio Milk Matcha Latte.
Another reason that I have become so enamored with DIY lattes is their cost effective nature; as an admitted Starbucks addict, I simply cannot justify $5.00 a pop for a latte. And their lattes are loaded with astronomical amounts of sugar- I cannot justify that either. When I make my latte at home I save money and I have the added benefit of knowing exactly what is going into my body. And although I have mentioned this before, Matcha is an excellent alternative to coffee because it offers sustained energy (6 hours); and Matcha is brimming with antioxidants to fight all the free radicals swirling around our environment.
The way that I get a frothy latte that compares to that of a coffee shop is by warming the milk and then combining all the ingredients in my Blendtec Blender and blending on high; this serves to get all the lumps out of the Matcha and froth the milk at the same time. This latte is hands down one of my favorite blendtec blender drink recipes!
So, cheers to morning rituals; and Matcha lattes!
Pistachio Milk Matcha Latte
1 ¼ cup pistachio milk, warmed
¾ tsp matcha green tea powder
1 tsp raw honey
In a blender (I use my blendtec) combine all ingredients and blend until frothy and lump free. Serve immediately.