January 24, 2019

Many of us reach for a morning coffee to help give us that extra jolt of energy. And while coffee is delicious and can help with mood and productivity, it can also wreak some havoc on our bodies. Coffee causes spikes in adrenaline and glucose, which mess with our bodies insulin levels. This spike can cause anxiety and jitteriness in some, and tends to come with a caffeine crash no too long after.


Unlike coffee, matcha creates a “calm alertness”, with just a quarter of the caffeine. Matcha contains phytonutrients that helps slow the absorption of caffeine, making it come on smoothly and tapers off gently. This caffeine kick also tends to last longer than coffee because of this slower absorption rate. So you can get more sustainable energy, with much less caffeine.


So if you’re tired of the jitteriness of coffee but still want the energy boost, consider incorporating in this green alternative! 🍵




Servings : 1 (Double recipe for larger portion)

Time: ~3 minutes

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Equipment Needed:

Small Whisk or Frother

Favorite mug

Small saucepan



½ cup unsweetened plant milk (such as coconut, cashew, oat or almond milk)

½ cup of water

1-2 tsp maple syrup (choose your desired sweetness)

½ tsp matcha powder 

½ tsp vanilla extract

Cinnamon (optional)



  1. In your favorite mug, combine ½ cup of hot water with matcha powder. Whisk together until matcha is fully dissolved.

  2. In small saucepan over medium-high heat, add in plant milk, vanilla and maple syrup. Once the mixture comes to a small boil (which takes roughly 1-2 minutes), remove from heat and whisk or use frother to mix all together.

  3. Add milk mixture to the matcha tea in your favorite mug and stir all together. Top with a dash of cinnamon if desired.

  4. Relax and enjoy!

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© 2019 by Lindsay Cribbs