Almond Matcha Latte-Vegan from California’s Almond Board
Naturally sweet without adding sugar, this delicious Almond Matcha Latte serves up a whole lot of nutrition in one drink. For those who do not drink dairy or soy, it’s a wonderful alternative recipe with almond milk. The recipe includes kale, considered to be one of the healthiest vegetables around.
Add matcha, loaded with even more chlorophyll, vitamin C and anti-oxidants; then some additional almond butter, and you end up with a very healthful power-punching green protein drink. Let’s not forget the chia seeds- loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micro-nutrients. Add a touch of vanilla and this yummy, delicious latte becomes a great way to start the day!
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 cup baby kale, packed
3/4 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 cup frozen mango pieces
1 medium frozen banana
2 tablespoons freshly ground almonds (we use a Krups electric grinder to grind fresh almond butter)
1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder (we use Barista’s Matcha)
2 teaspoons chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Serve immediately.
Almonds are very heart healthy and provide monosaturated fats. Here is a list of the Nutritional Information:
Calories: 369 Fiber: 11 g
Fat: 16 g Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sat Fat: 1 g Sodium: 154 mg
Mono Fat: 6 g Calcium: 551 mg
Poly Fat: 6 g Magnesium: 152 mg
Protein: 9 g Potassium: 803 mg
Carb: 54 g Vitamin E: 13 mg*
Sugars: 34 g Iron: 3 mg
* total alpha-tocopherol equivalents
Photo/Article Info Source: Danielle Walker, for Almond Board of California