Love the hit you get from a frappe or matcha latte at your local coffee chain, but not so much the nasties that come with it?& Say no more. We've given your favourite café orders a healthy makeover – so you can make them at home and know exactly what’s going into it them.
By Nutritionist and GoodnessMe Box Health Editor Melissa Fine.
Apart from containing two of our favourite things at GMB – coffee and chocolate, this frappe is rich in both antioxidants and good-for-your-gut pre and probiotics (your prebiotics create a ‘feeding ground’ for probiotics, and so encourage good gut bacteria to thrive).
Unlike the cream topped, milk and refined sugar laden frappe you get from a certain coffee joint, this recipe is made with plant-based wholefoods and sweetened with fructose free rice malt…a much healthier way to indulge when you need a little pick-me-up.
Many people have hopped on the matcha latte bandwagon, thinking they’re doing something good for their health; unfortunately while they may sound and look healthy, most commercial matcha lattes are loaded with white sugar, milk powder and artificial colours and flavours.
If you want to drink matcha for its health properties – like its impressive antioxidant profile and ‘L-theanine’ content, which promotes relaxation and improved concentration – it’s worth making your own matcha lattes.
This matcha latte recipe uses high quality matcha powder that hasn’t been messed with…and it should put some pep in your step thanks to its caffeine content (but in a gentler dose than coffee) and a natural boost of energising B vitamins…we’ll drink to that!
Cheeky tip: Simply add ice cubes to the mixture for a cool, refreshing bevvy!