I've always felt like a bit of a witch in the kitchen. I love coming up with healing elixirs that taste good and make me feel great. I usually travel with a ziploc full of green powders, natural herbs and teas to keep my body humming along. After a bit of a hiatus from caring about my physical health (sometimes you've got to live a little and put your mind and heart first), I'm falling in love with natural nutrition all over again. As a bonus my skin is clearing up, my energy is sky rocketing, my sleep is deeper and my hormones are balancing out after a long haul of travel and different time zones.
My latest addiction matcha tea. It's such a great source of caffeine that doesn't leave me jumpy and jittery in the way that coffee does. I came up with this magical matcha latte using gelatin. It makes for a hearty delicious brew that will leave your body, skin and hair thanking you.
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1 tbsp gelatin (I orderered Great Lakes Unflavored Gelatin online which comes from grass-fed, humanely raised animals. If you use another brand, just make sure it comes from a healthy source and has no added ingredients.)
- 1 tbsp matcha green tea powder
- stevia to taste
- Blend ingredients together in a blender.
- Heat on medium until hot and frothy.
You should also try my mango matcha smoothie!
Health benefits of matcha:
- Packed with antioxidants
- Boosts metabolism and burns calories
- Detoxifies effectively and naturally
- Calms and relaxes
- Enhances mood and aids in concentration
- Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
- Fights against viruses and bacteria
- Is rich in fiber
- Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
- Does not raise insulin levels
Health benefits of gelatin:
- Supports skin, hair and nail growth
- Good for joints and can help joint recovery
- Can help tighten loose skin
- Can improve digestion since it naturally binds to water and helps food move more easily though the digestive track
- Rumored to help improve cellulite
- Great source of dietary collagen
- Source of protein - its specific amino acids can help build muscle