Matcha is a great alternative for those who may be sensitive to coffee. If you’re not familiar, it’s a highly concentrated form of green tea that usually comes in powder form and a nutritional powerhouse, packed with antioxidants.
Just one cup of matcha carries the benefits of 10 cups of regular brewed green tea, but thanks to L-theanine, an amino acid, it both increases alpha-wave activity in the brain while simultaneously relaxing you. People refer to it as an “alert calm.”
Try it in the morning or as a gentle afternoon pick-me-up. If you are super sensitive to caffeine, you may want to start with a very small amount (like in this recipe) or simply skip it and stick to herbal teas.
1/4 teaspoon matcha
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup coconut milk (or your favorite kind of milk)
1 tablespoon honey
Put all ingredients into a blender that can handle heat (or use a hand blender) and blend until smooth.