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Iced Matcha Mocha Latte – A green magic potion

Coffee used to be my go to beverage. ☕️ No matter where I went, you would always find me with a to-go cup in my hand, preferably Starbucks. Then I discovered Matcha Latte and everything changed! 🍵✨

My love for coffee

But let’s start from the beginning. During my teenage years, I loved to meet my friends for coffee. I think as a big city girl (I grew up in Berlin, Germany) it was normal to have regular coffee meetings. Actually, my whole social life evolved around this hot black beverage. Meeting my dates for coffee ✔️ Doing homework at a coffee shop ✔️ Have coffee as an anfternoon pick-me-up ✔️

Iced Matcha Mocha Latte Detox Drink Matcha Tea

There was this coffee shop called Caras located right on Ku’damm, one of the main shopping streets in Berlin. It was THE place to be. I just loved to spend my afternoons there sipping on a Latte Macchiato with a cigarette in hand (yep, you read right, I smoked back then). Thinking back, I have to say we had a darn good time!

In college, coffee became even more important with long days of studying and the occasional all-nighters. I dreaded my time in college a lot, so the only thing that got me through the day was my cup of coffee in the morning and sometimes in the afternoon.

Iced Chocolate Matcha Latte Matcha Green Tea Detox Drink

I never drank more than 1-2 cups a day, though, even during my days at a PR agency (which were sometimes VEEERYY long). Probably because I’ve never been prone to addiction (even this smoking thing was just a bad habit that resolved itself pretty quickly).

When I met my boyfriend, I was crushed that he didn’t drink coffee. I was so used to grabbing a cup of good old Joe with my significant other that I felt sad to be robbed of this nice social event. I was determined, though, to not let it interfere with my love for coffee.

Iced Chocolate Matcha Drink Detox Green Tea

Why I stopped drinking coffee

Three years later and I barely drink coffee anymore. I don’t know if it was my boyfriend rubbing off on me or my body telling me, that it does no longer need this kind of stimulation anymore (my body does this every now and then). Lucky for me, I discovered something far more delicious: Matcha Latte!

I first heard about Matcha powder when getting into health and wellness trends more. It was not really love on first sight. The Matcha tasted way too bitter for my liking. Then I saw Matcha Latte pop up on menus at several coffee shops and decided to give it a second try. This time I was hooked!

Iced Matcha Mocha Latte Green Tea Detox Drink

Since then I have experimented with different milk substitutes and natural sweeteners until I came up with my all time favorite Mocha Matcha Latte recipe. Think creamy chocolate milkshake but with all the health benefits these tea leaves has to offer. Could there be anything better?!

A little bit about Matcha

The Matcha tea leaf is pulverized and then infused with hot water to get Matcha tea. Since you are ingesting the entire leaf, you also get 100% of the nutrients. Matcha is packed with antioxidants (way more than pomegrantes and blueberries) including the cancer fighting catechin EPCg (epigallocatechin gallate).

It also boosts the metabolism, burns calories (hello, dream summer bod! 👋🏼👙), and naturally detoxifies the body. Rich in fiber, chlorophyll, Vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc, and magnesium, this drink is a real powerhouse.

Iced Chocolate Matcha Latte Green Tea Detox Drink

And for all my badass bossbabes out there, Matcha also helps you to concentrate without the jitters due to its calming properties provided by a rare amino acid called L-Theranine. Lastly, a cup of this metabolism-boosting green tea prevents your blood sugar from spiking making this beverage the perfect afternoon pick-me-up treat! (Source: Matcha Source)

The green magic potion

This Matcha Mocha Latte can be enjoyed hot or cold. I also added some secret ingredients including chocolate and spirulina powder that will give you even more health benefits. So instead of a regular Matcha Latte, you are going to sip on a green magic potion 🔮! And it is even faster prepared than a cup of coffee!

Iced Matcha Mocha Latte Detox Drink coffee substitute
Iced Matcha Mocha Latte
This refreshing beverage will boost your metabolism, lower your blood sugar, and turn you into a fat burning machine. Perfect first thing in the morning or as an afternoon pick-me-up!
Iced Matcha Mocha Latte Detox Drink coffee substitute
Iced Matcha Mocha Latte
This refreshing beverage will boost your metabolism, lower your blood sugar, and turn you into a fat burning machine. Perfect first thing in the morning or as an afternoon pick-me-up!
Servings Prep Time
1person 5minutes
Servings Prep Time
1person 5minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Take your magic bullet or blender of choice and put the matcha and spirulina powder inside.
  2. Add the hot water, cacao powder, date, coconut milk, and dash of cinnamon.
  3. Start blending.
  4. Fill into your favorite cup.
  5. For an Iced Matcha Mocha Latte, fill the cup with crushed ice before pouring the beverage in. For a Hot Matcha Mocha Latte, heat up the milk and add after you blended the reaminig ingredients together.

As always, share how you like this recipe with me on Instagram @thecosmopolitanbossbabe 📸

 

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