My updated matcha latte recipe

My updated matcha latte recipe

As some of you have probably noticed, matcha lattes are one of my absolute favorite things to drink – they are so delicious, energizing and good for you! I have been obsessed with matcha for a couple of years now and I drink a cup of matcha tea almost everyday (simply mix matcha and hot water) + I love to come up with new exciting ways to use matcha in my recipes, but this one will always be one of my favorites! I first tried matcha lattes when I lived in LA for a couple of months two years ago and I have been hooked ever since! My own version isn’t quite as sweet or creamy as the ones you buy at cafés and coffee shops, but it is a lot healthier = I can drink a cup everyday, so I am all good with that ;)

I often show off my matcha lattes over on Instagram and a lot of you have been asking for an updated recipe since I have started to add some extra goodness (collagen + ashwagandha) to my lattes lately, so I thought it was about time that I got around to it. I will write posts on both collagen + ashwagandha/adoptogens and why I love to add them to my diet soon, but until then you can read more about their benefits right here and here!

Make sure to check out my Superfood Sunday post on matcha and its benefits as well + find more matcha recipes right here ♥

My updated matcha latte recipe

Ingredients:
– Yields 1 bowl
50-100 ml plantmilk – I use oatmilk
200 ml hot water – not boiling, around 80 c
1 teaspoon ceremonial grade matcha
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla powder
2 scoops of collagen powder – optional
1/2 teaspoon ashwagandha – optional
A couple drops of liquid stevia – optional

Add-in: It is very popular to add coconut butter to matcha lattes, it makes it extra foamy and adds sweetness as well, so I recommend giving that a try. Personally I’m not too fond of it as it somehow makes me nauseous, but it seems like I’m the only one with that problem.

Directions:
Simply add all ingredients to a blender and blend for a couple of minutes or until frothy. Pour into a bowl and serve right away, enjoy! ♥

 

White Christmas sangria

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Evening babes, it is time for another of my Christmas recipes and this time it is getting a little boozy ;)

I am still learning to love red wine, so for this Christmas themed sangria I have gone with white wine instead + cointreau for a little added boost. I am planning on enjoying this with my girls before a night out, so some extra percentages is definitely a plus, but you can easily leave out the cointreau and maybe add a bit of apple cider or freshly squeezed orange juice instead.

Make sure to check out all my favorite Christmas recipes right here!


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-Yields 1 large pitcher
1 bottle of white wine (I used a Chardonnay)
300 ml sparkling water
2-4 shots of cointreau
2 oranges
1 green apple
Seeds of 1/2 pomegranate
2 handfuls cranberries
1-2 sprigs of rosemary
1-2 tablespoons cane sugar – optional

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Directions:
Start by washing and slicing the apple and oranges, add them to the pitchers along with the pomegranate seeds, cranberries, rosemary and cane sugar. Top it with the white wine, cointreau and sparkling water, stir gently and let the pitchers rest in the fridge for at least an hour before serving. Enjoy ♥

Tip: I like to serve the sangria with some cute frosted sprigs of rosemary. To make them simply roll a couple of sprigs of wet rosemary in sugar, give them a little shake and they are good to go!

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Peppermint hot chocolate mix – perfect for gifting!

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Hi lovelies, I have been so excited to share this super easy recipe for peppermint hot chocolate mix with you guys! It is so delicious and beyond easy to make, I put this batch together in less than five minutes and I am planning on making at least 5 more batches tomorrow as it is absolutely perfect as a homemade foodie gift for hot chocolate lovers. Haha at least if you ask my hot chocolate obsessed little sister, she has already asked for a second batch and I just gave her this one earlier today!

I have a lot more recipes for super easy homemade foodie gifts coming to the blog in the next couple of days, I am hoping to have everything online by Thursday, so that you will actually have the time to buy the ingredients and make the gifts in time for Christmas – haha as you can tell I don’t believe in being in super good time, most foodie gifts will go bad anyways ;)

Peppermint hot chocolate mix - perfect for gifting!

Start by prepping the ingredients, chop the chocolate (I used a mix of milk chocolate and dark 70% chocolate), crush the candy canes by adding them to a bag and then use a hammer or a bottle to crush them and then measure everything. Now all there is left to do us to simply layer everything in a jar (I added 2 dl hot chocolate mix, 1 dl chopped chocolate, 1 dl crushed peppermint candy canes, another dl of of hot chocolate mix and 1 dl mini marshmallows), add the lid and decorate the jar a little if you’d like – and it is done, easy peasy right?!

I like to include directions on how to use the peppermint hot chocolate mix as well. For one serving simply warm up 250 ml (about 1 cup) of milk (I usually use oat or rice milk) and stir in about 3 heaping tablespoons of the hot chocolate mix (adjust amounts to your liking). Serve right away, enjoy! ❤︎

Note: The layering is solely for aesthetic purposes, it would be a lot more practical to just mix everything before adding it to the jar, but where’s fun in that?! ;)

Golden turmeric latte

Golden turmeric latte
This warming, immune boosting and absolutely delicious turmeric golden latte is one of my new go-to’s in this cold and gloomy winter weather. As you might have noticed I absolutely love adding turmeric to my juices and food for an extra boost + nutritional benefits and I am always looking for new ways to incorporate the little wonder root into my diet. If you have any good recipes or ideas then please share ❤︎

I promise I will write a post all about turmeric soon, but until then let me just list a couple of the reasons why I try to incorporate more turmeric into my diet. Curcumin, which is the active ingredient in turmeric, has anti inflammatory properties, is a strong antioxidant and it can help prevent alliergies. Furthermore, studies have shown that turmeric potentially can help prevent alzheimers and dementia + it can even help repress the growth of cancerous cells. You see why I love this stuff so much right?

Even though it might sound a bit strange, then it is important to add a pinch of black pepper to the latte as it helps the body absorb the curcumin, I promise you will not be able to taste it!

Find more recipes with turmeric right here and make sure to give my favorite matcha latte a try as well!

Golden turmeric latte
Ingredients – 1 serving:
1 cup (about 250 ml) almond or oat milk
1 heaping tablespoon finely grated fresh turmeric or 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/6 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon coconut oil – optional
A pinch of black pepper
A little honey or maple syrup to taste – optional

Directions:
Simply add everything to a small saucepan and warm it gently – it shouldn’t boil at any point. Add the warm milk to a blender along with the rest of the ingredients and pulse until the latte is nice and frothy – I usually blend it for a minute or two. Make sure to taste it and adjust the amount of sweetener and spices to your liking. Serve right away, enjoy!

Soothing chamomile tea with ginger, turmeric and honey

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This soothing chamomile tea loaded with superfoods is my go-to for comfort for my sore throat these days. I first tried this yummy combo at a cafe and I have been making it ever since whenever my throat starts acting up. It is so soothing and filled with goodness from chamomile flowers, ginger, lemon, turmeric and honey – sometimes I even add a little coconut oil as well for it’s antiviral and antibacterial properties.

Make sure to check out my favorite matcha tea latte recipe as well.

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Ingredients – 1 cup:
250 mililiter water
2 teaspoons chamomile lose leaf tea or 1 teabag
2 lemon slices
2 slices of ginger (or you can grate it)
A couple slices of fresh turmeric (or you can grate it)
1/2 teaspoon honey

Make sure to adjust the amounts of everything to you liking

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Directions:
Simply add everything to a small saucepan and bring the water to a boil. Take it off the heat as soon as it boils and let it steep for 3-5 minutes. I usually run it though a mesh strainer before serving, enjoy!

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