Pumpkin Matcha Latte
Hi, my name is Monika and I’m a coffee addict. Weirdly enough though, I drink decaf. I honestly just like the taste of it. After many years of prepping for Pageants and Bodybuilding competitions, I would have coffee as a dessert or to have something to sip on while going out dinner with friends since I had such a strict diet. Plus, I try not to have too much caffeine because of my anxiety.
Coffee has been my addiction but I do know that it isn’t that great for you. So I have tried to like green tea because of the many health benefits it has. That was a fail. I usually just end up throwing the tea away (I know, so sad). I gave up on my attempts of trying to get into the “tea” world and came to terms with the fact that my love for coffee will just have to do.
Then something amazing happened. I met with a new photographer, Coco Michelle. She is absolutely amazing. (I’m getting to the caffeine part now haha). We were doing our second session at her house when she asked me if I wanted to try her matcha latte. I politely declined since I already had horrible experiences with green tea. She insisted that hers was different. It had ginger, coconut butter, pumpkin spice, and oat milk. She had me at “pumpkin”. I took one sip and became an instant fan! Like for real. I went to the store the next day and bought all the ingredients.
I honestly couldn’t stop thinking of this Matcha latte. It was so silky, smooth and buttery. In the words of Coco “It tastes like Christmas” and it really does. There honestly is no other way to describe it, which is why I had to share it with all of you so that you too will become a #matchalover
Disclaimer: Once you have this Matcha Latte you will never drink another one at Starbucks again.
Below is the recipe (however, Coco shares a more in depth one on her blog here if you want to check it out).
1 pack of Trader Joe’s Matcha ( This is key)
1/2 tbsp Coconut Butter
1 cup Oat Milk
1 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 Truvia packets
Boil the oat milk with a little bit of water. While the milk is boiling, combine the matcha, cinnamon, ginger, pumpkin spice, truvia and coconut butter into a blender. Once the milk starts boiling, remove it from the heat and pour it into the blender. Blend all the ingredients together to make frothy and enjoy!
I would love to know whether you tried this and what your thoughts were down in the comments below!