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Energising spirulina, maca and matcha latte

This hot drink is really comforting on cold winter days and is perfect to support your adrenals.

More than that, it’s perfect to give you long-lasting energy.  I do it two-ways – in the morning I prepare it with matcha. In the afternoon I stick to just maca and spirulina. That way you get a real sense of vitality from it thanks to the energising properties of the matcha and the minerals and vitamins in the spirulina. Maca has a great grounding effect, perfect to use whenever you feel fatigued.  Matcha gives you antioxydants and a little caffeine too.

When I make it in the Nutribullet I sweeten it with a couple of dates which supports the body with minerals.  You get that energy without over-stimulating the adrenal glands – contrarily to the effect of caffeine.

And thanks to the balanced mixture of proteins and fats from the almond milk, it helps you keep nice and stable glycemic levels for the next few hours.  And that’s really important for good strong energy.

Focus on THE superfood for winter – maca

The powder you get from this root vegetable from Peru (do make sure it’s not Chinese) is full of vitamins (B1, B2, B12, C, D3, E & P) and minerals (potassium, calcium, sulfur, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, iron, silicium, aluminium, copper, zinc).  It’s also an adaptogène, like ginseng, which adapts its actions depending on the body’s specific needs.  These adaptogen plants are particularly recommended to ease stress, anxiety and fatigue.

When I make it in the Nutribullet I just let the engine run for a good 5 minutes and not only does it make it nicely frothy, it warms it up too! So, the latte is ready to pour and enjoy.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 mug of unsweetened vegetal milk of choice  (OR 1 tbsp of almond puree, 1 mug of water and a pinch of sea salt)
  • 1 tsp of maca powder
  • 1 tsp of matcha powder
  • ½ tsp of spirulina
  • 1 or 2 dates (soaked for a few minutes if they are really dry but that’s not compulsory) or you may choose a few drops of stevia.  I like the Sweetleaf best especially Vanilla Creme because its processing is as natural as can be. It’s available here on Amazon.
  • Optional – but adding a totally divine taste: 1 ou 2 tbsp of orange water

INSTRUCTIONS

Either :

  • Whisk milk, matcha, spirulina and maca in a small pan and heat up gently – occasionally whisking to have a lovely light and frothy texture.
  • If you sweeten with dates, put them and  the warm milk in the Nutribullet (or a blender) and mix for a minute until they’re blended in properly.
  • Add the orange water if using, at the end just before serving.

Soit :

  • Put all the ingredients (except the orange water) in a Nutribullet and run the engine for a good 5 minutes.  The mixture will be warm, creamy and frothy, ready to serve up and enjoy!
  • If using stevia, add one drop at a time and taste as its sweetening power is really powerful.
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