Non-GMO Recipe: Iced Matcha-Chia Latte
The secret to this luscious latte isn’t loads of milk—or a strong shot of espresso. In fact, dairy and coffee play no part at all in this irresistibly chilly sip, whipped up with brightly colored matcha green tea powder and unsweetened almond milk. The creamy texture comes from chia seeds, which soften and swell when soaked to create extra smoothness, while stevia and vanilla add sweetness without any added sugar. Consider skipping the straw–you’re going to want to gulp this one down!
Iced Matcha-Chia Latte
¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
1 tsp. unsweetened matcha green tea powder
1 tsp. vanilla
Pinch of stevia (liquid or powder)
½ cup crushed ice (or more/less for desired consistency
- In a glass, combine chia seeds and almond milk; let sit several minutes to soften seeds.
- Combine all ingredients in high speed blender and blend until smooth.
“Mo’s Healthy Morsels”is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, Board Certified Health Coach (A.A.D.P.), Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, member of the International Association of Health Coaches (I.A.H.C.), recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a low-sugar, no-sodium, gluten-free, vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad, Mac, a diabetic, after he survived quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Mo’s recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog.
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