When the weather heats up, and it’s already warm outside when we get out of bed, my usual hot matcha latte that I’ve become accustomed to in the morning just doesn’t sound as good. This Paleo and Vegan vanilla lavender iced matcha latte is dairy-free and also refined sugar-free. You will love the calming, cool summer vibes of this iced matcha latte.
I didn’t like lavender for the longest time, but then all of the sudden I did and now I use it all the time! It’s really no surprise I decided to give it a try in this iced matcha latte. I’m so happy with this concoction and think you’re going to love the aromatic and calming effect of this iced matcha latte!
I still love coffee, there’s no denying it! I mean how can you not love coffee? Am I right?! However, coffee definitely seems to irritate my stomach if I drink it everyday, so that is why I began my affair with matcha! The more I started to drink matcha, the more I fell in love with the earthy green tea. I don’t get jittery, sweaty or have the afternoon crash like I experienced in the past when drinking coffee regularly. My stomach also feels a lot better, too. So basically, all around things are better when I limit my coffee intake, and I’ve found matcha to be quite enjoyable!
Versatility Of Matcha
At first, matcha felt like my second choice, but then I started to realize it is quite versatile. You can really play with the flavors a lot to keep it fresh and exciting. Now, I rarely have the exact same matcha latte more than two days in a row. Sometimes I make it savory by adding bone broth and other times a little sweeter sounds good. I think for the summertime and making iced matcha lattes, sweeter sounds a little better to me. I use pure maple syrup or local raw honey to sweeten. Stick with pure maple syrup if you’re making your iced matcha latte Vegan.
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Already a matcha latte fan, but haven’t played much with the flavors yet? Go ahead and give this vanilla lavender iced matcha latte a try! It’s calming, smooth and a little sweet. Leave a comment to let us know what you think. Also, take a picture and tag us on Instagram @realsimplegood, so we can check it out! Give us a follow if you don’t already, so we can stay connected!
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Vanilla Lavender Iced Matcha Latte (Paleo, Vegan + Refined Sugar-Free)
- 1 tsp matcha, (we love Mizuba Tea Company)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, (look for no added sugar)
- 1 drop therapeutic grade lavender essential oil
- 1.5 cups hot water
- 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk, chilled
- Pure maple syrup, to taste, (or local raw honey - not Vegan)
- Heat water in a kettle on the stove.
- Add matcha, vanilla, lavender and any additional add-ins to your blender.
- Once water is hot, add to blender and blend until smooth.
- In a glass or jar, add coconut milk and matcha mixture. Stir to combine, and add sweetener to taste. Add ice and enjoy!