Short post about matcha:
Okay, so I attempt to eat fairly healthy when I’m away from home. That means cooking veggies from markets on a regular basis and staying away from sugar as much as humanly possible. I also have staples that I tend to love, the things that make me feel cozy and calm amidst feeling like I need to stretch my comfort zone. One of those things is matcha.
It took me a few weeks to accept that matcha is now a regular part of my routine and that I like it made my way. For those of you who don’t know, matcha is the green drink that’s gotten all the attention lately. It has lots of antioxidants and gives you energy without the coffee jitters (don’t worry coffee, you’re still my one true love). It’s a great way to take some time to yourself in the morning or breakaway from the afternoon coffee habit.
Here’s the thing about matcha, it’s really expensive and everyone makes it differently. I like mine with cinnamon and honey. So, I’ve started buying my own powder. Even though it’s expensive to buy in a single purchase, it’s still cheaper than buying a cup of matcha as often as I was. I have to prepare it in a sauce pan and use a whisk, and the pattern has become a huge part of my morning routine. It forces me to slow down and enjoy my routine, and give up that third cup of coffee. I now drink my matcha the way I like it and have saved tons of money because I make it at home.
If you’re looking for matcha to add to your routine, check out Whole Foods. They have sales, I got mine for 8 pounds, and a good selection to choose from. I was apprehensive about having matcha because it didn’t seem necessary, but it’s become a cozy luxury that really adds something to my morning.
My matcha recipe:
- 1 small spoonful of matcha (using a teaspoon because I don’t have actual measuring tools)
- 1/4 cup of hot water
- 3/4 cup of oat milk (it makes it creamier than almond milk)
- a bit of honey
- a dash of cinnamon
Place all the ingredients in a sauce pan and heat until the temperature you want. Whisk the matcha until all the green clumps are gone. You could use an actual matcha blender, but whisks are cheaper and I’m lazy.