The drink that will supercharge your mornings
We love green tea for so many reasons, but especially because it's so beneficial for women in menopause. The antioxidant compounds in green tea help relieve inflammation and stress. Green tea also helps improve memory and cognition, keeps your bones healthy and strong, and boosts metabolism -- making it easier to prevent menopausal weight gain. Green tea may even reduce your risk for breast cancer and diabetes.
Now, imagine if you could take all of these amazing benefits and multiply them by 10? That's exactly what happens when you drink Matcha green tea, a powdered form of green tea made from shade-grown tea leaves. Cup for cup, Matcha green tea provides an estimated 10 times more antioxidants than standard green tea. Plus, Matcha contains vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium -- key vitamins and minerals your body needs to maintain hormonal balance.
Why drink highly acidic coffee when you can start your day with healthy green goodness? Matcha is a good match for diehard coffee drinkers because it still contains caffeine, with the added benefit of L-theanine to improve focus.
You can find Matcha powder in the tea section of your grocery store. Here's how to whip up our favorite dairy-free Matcha latte (warning: you may never go back to your regular morning joe again!)
Almond Milk Green Tea Matcha Latte
1 cup plain almond milk
1 teaspoon Matcha green tea powder
1 teaspoon honey (optional)
1. Heat almond milk in a small saucepan. Add Matcha and whisk vigorously until the powder has dissolved and the milk is frothy.
2. Alternative method: heat almond milk in a saucepan, then combine almond milk, Matcha and honey into a blender and blend until frothy.
3. Pour into a cup and drizzle with honey. Enjoy!
Last updated on 05/02/2020