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As much as I love infusing a cup of tea to drink (which I do more than once per day), I love drinking a matcha latte with my breakfast a few times per week when I'm not drinking a tea. You are correct if you guessed that I'm not a coffee drinker. It has just never vibed well with my body despite the fact I love the taste and smell of coffee.
Matcha has so many health benefits that make it truly a superfood.
Let's take a look at some of the health benefits of matcha.
The only drawback can be the cost, but if you're used to buying a latte or coffee at a cafe than making it yourself will be cheaper! The brand I've got on an Amazon subscription is this certified organic brand from Canada, Soar Organics. I have tried many different brands of high quality matcha and this is by far my favourite. It doesn't need to be sweetened. It has a pleasant smell and earthy taste.
Helpful tips when preparing matcha.
What about collagen?
A few times per week I add about 5-7g of collagen to my latte. Most brands have a scoop that is the equivalent of 5-10g. Most of the research on the benefits of collagen are around 10g per day. However, I notice benefits at half that amount which means your jar or tub of collagen will last twice as long as most brands have a dose recommendation of 10g!
A little more background on collagen
It is the "glue" that holds our body together and supports our tissue's elastic quality. Being the most abundant protein in the entire body, you'll find collagen in your blood, bones, joint cartilage, ligaments, muscles and skin. It is literally a building block. Speaking of skin, collagen makes up 90% of the dermis of the skin. This is essentially the scaffolding of the skin. This helps the elastic quality of your skin and not surprisingly, one of the most compelling research points about collagen is just how amazing it is for gorgeous, healthy, hydrated and youthful skin.
I've been taking collagen for about 5 years now and the biggest difference I noticed within about 2-3 weeks was that my skin became more hydrated. However, all the research into collagen peptides are pretty impressive (beyond skin health) so it's worth trying out.
You can buy collagen that has no flavour or odour either so when you mix it into drinks, all you can taste is the goodness of all the ingredients in the latte, while getting all of the wonderful benefits of the collagen! I use Bend Beauty, Great Lakes, Organika or Genuine Health. They are all good quality.
Let's get to my yummy recipe for this creamy, smooth, matcha latte!
You can watch a video of how to make this yummy Matcha Collagen Latte right here.
*I use Elmhurst 3-ingredient oat milk
If you don't have a milk frother or steamer, you can place all your ingredients into a high power blender and blitz until frothy.
Please note, some of the comments are older from a few years back because I have recently updated this post and republished it. Have a wonderful week!