I used to be a raging coffee addict-- we're talking like 5-6 cups a day here. The caffeine spike that coffee gave me was tough on my energy levels, left me crashing, and upsetting my sleep cycle. My freshman year of college I stumbled upon matcha green tea at a local tea shop in Seattle. This was before matcha was the rage, and I decided to give it a shot after a killer sales pitch by an employee at the tea shop. Fast forward four years and it is my holy grail. I cannot live without this stuff. I like to start my day with this delicious drink that gives me sustained energy, and did I mention the health benefits?! Matcha is ceremonial grade Japanese green tea, aka ground up green tea leaves, filled with antioxidants!
1 packet of Matcha Green Tea Powder from Trader Joe's (Delicious, easy, affordable--woohoo)
1/2 cup Hot Coconut or Cashew Milk (Unsweetened)
1/2 cup hot water
1tsp Chaga Mushroom Powder (Optional)
1/2 Tsp Maca Powder
A Few drops of Liquid Stevia or coconut sugar (optional)
Throw it all in the blender for a few seconds, and pour into your favorite large mug!
*** For a milkier version, omit water and use all nut milk
**** For an iced version, use cold water/milk and throw in a few ice cubes! Yum!