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Matcha-Tahini Latte

Photo: Jamie Vespa
Active time 5 mins
Total time 10 mins
Yield

Serves 2 (serving size: 1 cup)

There’s a serious matcha movement happening, and we are in full support. Matcha is praised for providing a sustained energy boost, a wealth of antioxidants, and for providing a “calm-alertness” thanks to the amino acid L-Theanine. Though there’s something beautifully simplistic about the matcha latte in its unembellished state, we’ve taken it one step further and added our favorite “liquid gold” to the mix. Tahini adds warm depth of flavor and a silky mouthfeel that classic latte lovers will appreciate. We recommend using almond milk as opposed to water, as the subtle sweetness rounds out the earthiness of matcha.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsweetened nut milk
  • 1 tablespoon tahini (sesame paste), well-stirred
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

Nutrition Information

  • calories 112
  • fat 6.5 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • monofat 3 g
  • polyfat 2.3 g
  • protein 2 g
  • carbohydrate 12 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • sugars 10 g
  • cholesterol 0 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 176 mg
  • calcium 461 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring all ingredients to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium, stirring often. Pour into 2 mugs.