I usually start my day with liquids. Some days it is a warm water with lemon, or homemade raw cacao hot chocolate and sometimes it is a matcha green tea latte.
Most matcha lattes from coffee shops are full of sugar and not so full of matcha.
When you make things at home you can make the best tasting most nutritious version of your favorite food or drink. I add spirulina, maca, collagen, and raw honey to mine.
(if you click on each bold ingredient below, it will take you to what brand i buy, and the cheapest place i have found to buy them.)
Matcha: Originally used by Buddhist monks to stay awake during long meditations, now can be used as a energy boost without the overstimulating effects of coffee. It also lays claims to many health benefits. Its high in antioxidant, boosts the metabolism and helps detox.
Spirulina: In Chinese medicine we look at the color and taste of things to determine how it affects the Qi, blood and organs. In my opinion Spirulina is blood fortifier. It is dark blue green, which is the color of the element wood, and almost metallic tasting like blood. The wood organ the Liver has a big role in the health of the blood. This is a great tonic for most women, and men, however women tend to be more blood deficient than men. Here is a great article on the western benefits of spirulina.
Maca- Is a root native to Peru, and is said to have been used there for thousands of years. It is said to help balance hormones, give an energy boost without caffeine or jitters and is an adaptogen (meaning it is strengthening to the system and is overall nourishing/ balancing)
Collagen hydrolysate- This is a form of gelatin that has been processed to make it more digestible. Collagen is essential to strong nails, hair, skin, great for joints and joint recovery, high in protein, and amino acids and can help with digestion.
XTC oil- Here is the blurb from the bulletproof website:
Bulletproof XCT Oil, a unique energy source naturally found in small quantities in coconut oil, rapidly absorbs in your body and changes into ketones to give you long lasting energy from quality fats rather than sugar.
Adding Bulletproof XCT Oil into your diet will re-awaken your energy, assist in weight management, and optimize performance. Be Bulletproof, and power your mind and body with quality fats.
Bulletproof XCT Oil, comprised of both Capric and Caprylic fatty acids, can be easily added to any food or drink for a satisfying quality fat, and enhances other flavors without altering taste. XCT Oil also supports efficient absorption of fat-soluble nutrients.
Matcha Latte (my version)
* 1/4 cup water
* raw milk to fill your cup
* Tsp of matcha
* Tsp spirulina
* Tsp XCT oil
* Tbl collagen hydrolysate
* Tsp Maca
* honey, stevia or coconut sugar to taste
Warm up your water in a pan, not boiling. Put in matcha, maca, spirulina, collagen, whisk it all together. Add the milk and warm and whisk it all together. Add honey and enjoy.
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