Mint Matcha Latte
A simple mint matcha latte made in the blender! Simply blend matcha with hot water, cashews, dates and peppermint extract for a minty, frothy drink. Enjoy this lightly caffeinated drink in the morning or in the afternoon for a healthy little energy boost.
- 2 cups warm water
- 2 teaspoons matcha green tea powder
- 1-2 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1/4 cup raw cashews
- 1/8-1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
I recommend starting with 1 date and 1/8 teaspoon of peppermint extract. Try it, then adjust to taste. You get a stronger matcha taste when using less dates and peppermint extract, so if you want a sweeter, less green tea-tasting drink, use 2 dates and 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract.
This drink works best with a strong blender. If your blender is on the weaker side, strain your latte using a fine mesh sieve. Your drink should be completely smooth.
You can skip the peppermint extract for a regular matcha latte. Vanilla extract could be a good option if preferred.
You can use either raw cashews or dry-roasted unsalted cashews. Raw cashews have a milder taste and will be better in this drink. I personally find dry-roasted cashews a little overpowering here, but it works!