Matcha Elixir

October 2018 View more

Matcha Elixir
Yield: One serving

1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon coconut butter
Pinch of cinnamon
½ teaspoon matcha powder
½ teaspoon collagen peptides
8 fluid ounces hot water

Place all ingredients in a blender.

Begin by blending ingredients on low, then progress to high speed.

Blend on high speed for 1 minute until all ingredients are fully incorporated.

Pour into a warm mug or bowl.

Note: While this dairy-free drink is paleo-friendly, collagen is animal-derived, so it is not vegan.

Green Goodness
The caffeinated green tea powder known as matcha contains powerful antioxidants believed to have cancer-fighting effects on the body, but each ingredient packs its weight in this frothy elixir. Earthy matcha is the star flavor-wise, while cinnamon adds a hint of spice. Coconut butter is a nondairy way of adding richness and healthy fats, plus protein-rich collagen, touted for its natural skin care and antiaging powers. And no fancy equipment or pro techniques are required—this pick-me-up drink is a quick blend away.

Recipe courtesy Le Pain Quotidien