Need a healthier alternative to iced coffee? Try this low carb iced vanilla matcha green tea latte. It’s low in calories with less than 1 gram of carbs!
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I used to be a heavy coffee drinker, but recently cut back to only one cup per day. Some days, I try to go without, but I have a hard time going in the morning without it.
One of my favorite summer drinks has always been iced coffee. I would just brew a large pot of strong coffee and keep it in the fridge.
Then, when I wanted a slightly sweet refreshment, I’d pour a cup over ice and heavy cream. For flavor and sweetness, I’d use either a sugar free coffee syrup or flavored stevia.
Now that the summer weather is starting to hit Southern New England, I needed a cold brew to replace my iced coffee.
Well, I’ve found that new beverage. It’s a delicious iced vanilla matcha green tea latte. And, it whips up in a minute with only 3 ingredients! How great is that?
You may have seen the green tea latte at Starbucks. That drink is made with milk and a matcha tea blend that’s high in sugar.
If you look at the nutrition info for the Grande 16oz with 2% milk, it packs in 34 grams of carbs with only 1 gram of fiber. That’s way to many carbs to be drinking!
I wouldn’t know what the Starbucks green tea latte tastes like because it has way to many carbs for me to give it a try. But, I know that my homemade iced vanilla matcha green tea latte is the perfect low carb copycat.
I recently received a bag of matcha from Midori Spring in return for an honest review. It’s an authentic matcha powder that comes from Japan. I’ve made traditional Matcha tea before and just love it. So, I was excited to give this powder a try.
Midori Spring offers several types of organic matcha green tea powder. I got the 100 gram bag of Eco Class powder.
It had a wonderful earthy smell when I first opened the bag. It’s an excellent choice for using in low carb recipes.
The weather has been pretty hot the last couple weeks, so I was excited to try out an iced vanilla matcha green tea latte recipe with the powder.
The quality of the matcha powder did not disappoint! And, the green tea latte was perfect for hot day here in Connecticut.
There’s a lot of great things you can make with matcha powder.
You can add a little to baked goods, smoothies, mixed drinks, raw treats, ice cream, yogurt, and so much more! You can even find some recipes on the Midori Spring website here.
Not familiar with matcha? You can also learn about green tea powder on the site.
Have you tried matcha? Do you use it regularly? What’s your favorite way to use it? I haven’t really experimented with the powder much in recipes, but I love to drink traditional hot matcha tea.
For this recipe, I started with a cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk. If you’re allergic to nuts, you could try using vanilla flavored coconut milk.
You just add a teaspoon of matcha powder and sweetener. I used 5 drops Vanilla Creme Sweetleaf Drops as the sweetener which also adds a bit more vanilla flavor.
To make the latte, I put everything in my NutriBullet. You could just put it all in a container and shake it up if you don’t have a blender.
If you haven’t tried matcha, you really should. It has a lot of health benefits. I also love it’s cool green color.
At first, I thought it was too expensive. But, if you consider the cost of making your own green tea latte versus buying one at the coffee shop, you’ll save a bundle.
Low Carb Iced Vanilla Matcha Green Tea Latte
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Iced Vanilla Matcha Green Tea Latte
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- Place all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until matcha powder is fully dissolved.
- Pour over ice and enjoy.
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