Saint Patrick’s Day is Saturday and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with this mint matcha latte… In the morning. Of course you may prefer celebrating with alcohol at night if that’s your thing.
Honestly, I’ve never done anything special for Saint Patrick’s Day. It’s just not something my family or friends ever did. But now, I’m happy for an occasion to create more green recipes.
So today, I’m here with another cozy drink recipe – A mint matcha latte. Just in time for Saint Patrick’s day. A cozy drink recipe also seemed appropriate since we’ve been getting a good amount of snow lately. We had a small snow storm last week and we’re expecting another one today and tomorrow. I’m not sure how I feel about it, but I’m trying to enjoy the last few weeks of winter by staying cozy inside and drinking all the warm beverages. Not that summer will ever stop me from drinking my favorite blender drinks.
And yes, this is another blender drink. By this, I mean all the ingredients are blended together until you get a smooth frothy drink. Again, there’s no milk or sugar involved, just cashews, dates, peppermint extract, matcha and hot water, similarly to my chai latte, peppermint mocha, peanut butter hot chocolate and warm turmeric milk. Clearly I’m on a warm beverage kick. I promise I’ll move on to spring recipes in a few weeks! In the meantime, I’m still enjoying my warm drinks and comfort food. I’m working on a bread recipe for you guys and maybe one last soup to finish the season right.
Before I leave you to the recipe, here are a few little notes to keep in mind:
- This drink works best with a strong blender. If you have a weak blender, you may need to strain it with a nut-milk bag or a fine mesh sieve.
- I suggested a range for the dates and peppermint extract in the recipe. If you like a stronger matcha taste, then stick to the lower end. If you prefer a sweeter drink and a milder matcha flavor, then go to the higher end. Personally, I prefer the lower end.
- You can always skip the peppermint extract. Vanilla extract could be a good option if preferred, although I haven’t tried it myself.
- Matcha contains a small amount of caffeine, so it can be a nice little afternoon pick-me-up. I can assure you that it was much appreciated yesterday after the time change this past weekend!
Mint Matcha Latte
- 2 cups hot water
- 2 teaspoons matcha green tea powder
- 1-2 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1/4 cup raw cashews
- 1/8-1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- Blend all the ingredients in a high speed blender for 30 seconds or until smooth and frothy.
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