Recipe and photos updated March 14th, 2022.
Have you jumped on the matcha train yet? I’m a huge fan of green tea, so it’s kind of a natural progression for me. I’ve had it in mochi form, sprinkled on desserts, and in hot matcha tea before, but surprisingly this is the first time I’m using it in one of my recipes! The matcha powder itself has a nuttier/earthier flavor than green tea packets, but it’s still a very dainty flavor that goes well with lightly sweetened things like the soy milk I put it in for this latte.
You could of course use some almond milk instead of soy to cut down on calories in this drink, but I actually think soy works better here because it’s got a sweeter profile than almond milk. I paired the matcha and soy up with a couple scoops of collagen for a nice protein boost (17 grams protein per glass!).
In case you’re wondering why you might want to drink matcha powder (aside from the flavor) – it’s high in antioxidants and does some other pretty good stuff for your body that you can read about here. Just be sure to get a good quality, unsweetened brand.
Here are some items I used to help make this recipe a success. Note: these are Amazon Affiliate links.
Enjoy this latte as a sweet summer treat and protein boost!
- Add soy milk, vanilla syrup, and matcha to a large measuring cup (you can also do this right in the serving glasses).
- Use a milk frother or whisk to blend the matcha into the milk. Once mostly blended, add collagen and repeat. (Tip: try to keep the frother tip toward the bottom of the glass and don't blend too long or you will end up with a really frothy drink.)