How I make Iced Matcha Turmeric Latte at home

How I make Iced Matcha Turmeric Latte at home

SERVINGS: 1 tall glass
TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes

— Matcha, 1 tsp
— Ground turmeric, ½ tsp
— Oat milk, 1 cup
— Lemon pepper, ¼ tsp
— Ground cinnamon, ¼ tsp
— Ice cubes, 4-5 cubes

— I use a NutriBullet, but you can any blender you have at home.
— You can substitute oat milk with your milk of choice.
— I like my milk a tad sweet. I’d recommend adding 1-2 tsp of honey if using unsweetened almond milk.

Here’s a quick video of how I make my iced matcha turmeric latte at home.

I love it so matcha, I love it a whole latte!

In the morning, most people I know tend to go for a hot cup of coffee. I, on the other hand, can’t drink anything caffeinated too early because it upsets my empty tummy. So I like to hydrate and sip on room temperature water first, and then after my typical morning routine movements, I’ll make my preferred version of caffeine — a delicious iced matcha turmeric latte. I’m also sensitive to caffeine, and coffee makes me jittery which feels so unnatural. Whereas matcha green tea gives me a more smooth and sustained boost of energy.

It’s so easy to make, is high on antioxidants, helps boost your metabolism, and provides fiber and nutrients like chlorophyll, vitamin A, and vitamin C.

If you’re working from home, are quarantined or practicing social distancing, or if you simply want to save money normally spent at cafes, AND you enjoy a good ol’ iced matcha… this one’s for you. It’s almost ridiculous to think I used to spend so much money on buying this at cafes.

How I make it

  1. Pour oat milk into NutriBullet blender cup.
  2. Add matcha powder, ground turmeric, lemon pepper (to activate the turmeric), ground cinnamon, and ice cubes to blender cup.
  3. Close lid and blend for about 10 seconds.
  4. Pour into tall glass, and enjoy through a metal or bamboo straw.
matcha turmeric latte ingredients
Life Lately: Fine Tuning my Inner Hippie

Life Lately: Fine Tuning my Inner Hippie

It has been a busy past few weeks! Between my growing hectic work life and social events having to say say goodbye to island friends, I haven’t had a lot of time to do much else. I’ve been blogging more but there have still been several developments worth mentioning:

I’m officially booked for travel in May! I’ll be going to a few different places; some of which I’ve never been to! I’ll first be going to Samoa for a friend’s wedding, then stopping over in Arizona to visit my sister’s family for some much needed quality time with my nephew and niece, and then… I’m off to Dominican Republic for another friend’s wedding! Love is in the air, and I’m so excited for the good times to be had!  I might also be swinging through Puerto Rico to meet up with some friends there, so fingers crossed things all work out!

Another new development: Matcha green tea. I know there was a craze about it in the mainland, and I’ve never really been one for trendy fads, but I just happened to see a box of Matcha green tea at my local grocer and picked it up for $12 (because it’s normally ~$30 on Amazon for this particular tea). I had no idea what it was or how to even prepare it, but I tried it late one evening and was so caffeined out I stayed up until 5am. And I didn’t mind. I was so productive that night and even though I slept late, I had a good sleep. So now I have a nice hot cuppa matcha almost every day hahaha. I’m a convert! It’s purported to be good for you as it’s 10x higher in antioxidants than regular green tea, but who knows, maybe the buzz will wear off.

And speaking of matcha and health goodness, I’ve started experimenting with a new health supplement – marine collagen. My inner asian girl has come out looking for more ways to keep my skin and bones young and healthy. I had been curious about collagen effects and found marine collagen peptides at my local drug store, so decided to give it a go. We’ll see how well it works in like 25 years haha. Hoping it works well with my asian genes.

Other inner discoveries – I’m fine tuning my inner hippie. You may have seen my zero waste kit for beginners (if you haven’t, please check it out!), and this isn’t all that new. I’ve been using a zero waste kit since November 2017, and I’ve been avoiding plastic and styrofoam more actively since last January. It was one of my resolutions last year. So in line with more sustainable living, I cut out deodorant 4 months ago and detoxed all the harmful chemicals for a month. Did you know that most deodorants contain cancer causing chemicals? Look at this insane list of toxic ingredients in an average deodorant, or pick up your own deodorant and have a quick read through its ingredients. We apply this on our bodies daily, so it’s important to know what you’re messing with. All that being said, I made my own natural organic deodorant and I use it most days, but I also love using lemons/limes. It actually works. I’ll be expanding more how I made it in another post.

What have you been up to lately? 

If you’re a hippie, I’d love to hear some pointers on more sustainable living! lol thanks