If you're a fan of bulletproof coffee, this bulletproof matcha latté is a great way to get high-quality fats (and a small caffeine boost) any time of day. Why I love it:
- matcha, a fine-ground green tea leaf powder, is full of EGCG and other antioxidants
- it's a creamy bulletproof matcha latté that can be easily made dairy-free
- tastes similar to Starbucks' matcha latté recipe, minus all the sugar
- it's a nice little caffeine bump, but still lower than coffee
- if you're on a keto diet, a bulletproof matcha latté made with MCT oil can help your body stay in ketosis
what is a bulletproof matcha latté?
A bulletproof matcha latté is a high-calorie, matcha drink, often consumed in replace of breakfast (although I think it works any time of day). Years ago, bulletproof coffee became trendy among keto followers, popularized by Dave Asprey who founded The Bulletproof Diet and is bigtime into the idea of biohacking. This bulletproof matcha recipe is similar, but replaces the traditional coffee with matcha because it's just so, so good for you.
Best of all, making this bulletproof matcha latté is EASY, and requires these seven ingredients:
- water (hot but not boiling)
- matcha powder (the brighter green, the better the quality)
- MCT oil (you can also use coconut oil)
- coconut cream
- unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or coconut milk)
- unsalted, grass-fed butter (or ghee)
Also, if you just love matcha but don't necessarily want all the fat, simply leave it out and enjoy!
how to make a bulletproof matcha latté
I like to use a small, bullet blender, since this recipe yields one serving. If you don't have a bullet blender, you can also make this in a standard, high-speed blender or by using an immersion blender. However, I've tried both and there's something about a bullet blender that makes this drink extra smooth and frothy. It's quick with an easy clean-up, too. Here's how you do it (also, check out the bulletproof matcha latté video below to watch the process!):
- heat the almond milk over the stovetop
- in the small blender, combine all the ingredients
- add the warmed almond milk to the mixture
- blend and serve
Note: This recipe requires a blender of some kind. Mixing it in a cup just won't produce the same creamy, frothy, well-blended result (the oil would still be separated.
I'm a big fan of hot beverages in the morning (and all day actually) whether it's mid-winter or 100 degrees out. You could even chill this on ice for a creamy and cold drink! If you love matcha or you're looking for a lower caffeine alternative to coffee, give this a try and let me know what you think!
you might also love...
- This kale Greek salad with a roasted garlic tahini! It's full of healthy veggies (and big flavor)!
- If you like warm drinks and chocolate, try this vegan and keto hot chocolate recipe. It's sugar-free and dairy-free and I promise, you won't be sorry.
- A pot of this no-bean, keto chili is basically a weekly thing in my house, we love it so much!
- ¼ cup hot water (but not boiling)
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder (heaping)
- 1 tablespoon MCT oil
- 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter (or ghee if dairy-free)
- 1 tablespoon coconut cream (scrape off the top of a can of full-fat coconut milk)
- ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or coconut milk)
- ½ teaspoon stevia
- In a small saucepan, heat the almond milk over low-medium heat until it's hot.
- Place the remaining ingredients in a blender (I like to use a small bullet blender).
- Add the heated almond milk.
- Blend for a few seconds until the drink is combined. It should be creamy and frothy, with the oil fully mixed in (not separated).
- Serve and enjoy!
I don't recommend making this without a blender because the oil will most likely remain separated. I prefer a bullet blender for ease, but a standard blender or immersion blender also works well.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 281Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 102mgCarbohydrates: 2.3gNet Carbohydrates: 0.5gFiber: 1.8gSugar: 0gProtein: 1.7g
This nutritional information is approximate and is provided for convenience as a courtesy.