I have known the incredible benefits of matcha tea for some time, but it has always tasted like I’m sipping on wet grass clippings. I’m all for healthy rituals, but I just can’t make myself drink things that taste like earth and compost. Ug > that’s a simple no thank you.
And then the delightful company Four Sigmatic came into my stratosphere and I fell in love with their array of mushroom elixir mixes. ( You can read all about that discovery HERE )
I decided to give it one more try. Matcha tea powder is beneficial itself but this particular matcha blend is extraordinary. It has the added benefit of:
- Organic Matcha Powder
- Organic Lion’s Mane Extract
- Organic Astragalus
- Organic Ginger Powder
Matcha powder has many benefits including: Reference
- Is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg
- Boosts metabolism and burns calories
- Detoxifies effectively and naturally
- Calms the mind and relaxes the body
- Is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins
- Enhances mood and aids in concentration
- Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
- Prevents disease
- Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
Lion’s Mane Mushroom Extract has many benefits including: Reference
- Enhanced Memory And Brain Function.
- Treats peptic or gastric ulcers.
- Provides Neuroprotective Effect.
- Prevents atherosclerosis.
- Reduces depression and anxiety.
- Repairs myelin sheaths.
- Improves Cognitive Function.
- Enhances Immune System.
Astragalus benefits include: Reference
- Acts as an Anti-Inflammatory.
- Slows or Prevents the Growth of Tumours.
- Protects the Cardiovascular System.
- Regulates and Prevents Diabetes and Illnesses Related to Diabetes.
- Contains Antioxidative and Anti-Aging Capabilities.
- Heals Wounds.
Ginger Root Powder benefits include:
- Relieves nausea
- Improves digestion
- Anti-inflammatory effects
- Pain reliever
Give this a Mushroom Match Green Tea Latte a try:
Heat 1.75 cups of unsweetened nut milk (coconut or almond milk is my favourite) with 1.5 tsp of Four Sigmatic: Mushroom Matcha Drink Mix (or simply 1 tsp matcha powder).
Once its heated to your preferred temperature you can add the following ingredients and use an immersion blender in the pot or transfer it to your blender to mix with:
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp grassfed/organic butter
1 scoop collagen protein
1-2 tsp raw honey (5 grams sugar per tsp), 1-2 tsp maple syrup (4 grams sugar per tsp) or couple drops stevia (no sugar)
Blend and enjoy.
This latte is full of anti-oxidants, healthy fats, protein and a hint of sweetness. Depending on your sweetness, it will have between 0-10 grams of sugar in it. When living a low-sugar lifestyle of <40 grams of sugar a day this latte makes the grade, but like all things, ensure it doesn’t take your daily sugar load over the recommended amounts.
Tell me about your favourite low-sugar version of a matcha latte.