As I mentioned in a previous recipe post, Kiss Me Organics sent me a bag of their Organic Matcha Powder to try and review. I was really eager to use it in an iced matcha latte, which was one of my favorite items from Starbucks. I don’t go to Starbucks anymore for a few reasons, and I was shocked to find out how much sugar was in their matcha latte! Their matcha isn’t organic and the powder itself contains cane sugar and other ingredients. Why settle for an overpriced drink that’s way too sweet when you can have a healthy, homemade version for less than half the price?
I love that this matcha powder from Kiss Me Organics tastes stronger than green tea you would make from the bag, and it really only takes a little for a lot of flavor. The ingredients are 100% Organic Matcha, and that’s it! The recommended daily amount is 1/2-1 tsp, so a 4oz bag really goes a long way. I like that as a latte it has a much more smooth taste than coffee, and it seems to be a cleaner energy boost as well. I will also be trying it as a hot latte when the weather gets cooler, but I’m enjoying it iced for now. I could easily see this as a good replacement for coffee if you are looking to make healthier choices, but still need a pick-me-up and sweet treat in the morning.
- 1 tsp Kiss Me Organics Matcha Powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup non-dairy milk (I made my own in the blender)
- 2 dates and/or Lucuma powder, or alternative sweetener to taste
- Ice cubes
- Place all the ingredients into a blender and mix until you get a smooth consistency with no date or ice cube chunks. Add extra sweetener if necessary. Pour over ice to serve and enjoy!