Hi friend! I hope you’ve been having a beautiful week. It’s been hovering around 30C here in Saskatoon and I have been soaking up the sun and enjoying every minute of it! Since I’ve been back from Ottawa I started a 40 day yoga challenge with Clancy Sullivan over at One Yoga Saskatoon. I’m really excited to kick my practice up a notch, but I’m even more excited for the other aspects of our lives we’re focusing on.
Aside from practicing every day, we are encouraged to adapt a daily meditation and pranayama practice (breathing exercises) and we are giving up one perceived negative habit and replacing it with one positive habit. I’ve decided to forgo shopping for the next 40 days, aside from groceries, and I’ve added a daily walk. Since I’ve been back I’ve met all my goals, but it’s only day 3 so stay tuned for updates!
Over the past few years I’ve been able to add quite a few healthy habits to my daily routine. You can check out some of my favourite morning habits right here. One of my morning non-negotiables is this Matchaga Latte.
Thanks to my time at the Academy of Culinary Nutrition I learned that one of the best ways to start my day isn’t with an acidifying coffee jolt, but with a nourishing and naturally energizing elixir.
My current favourite is one I call the Matchaga Latte. It combines the super potent antioxidant benefits of matcha green tea, with the immune support of chaga, and the energizing medium chain fats of coconut milk to keep your metabolism humming and your body healthy and strong all day long.
In fact, I’m drinking one as I type up this post! It’s super easy to make and a great way to give yourself a punch of nutrients first thing in the morning.
Immune Boosting Matchaga Latte Recipe
- ½ tsp. matcha powder
- ½ tsp. chaga powder extract
- ½ tsp. ground ginger powder
- ½ tsp. Ashwagandha
- 1/3 cup coconut milk
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- 1.5 cups boiling water*
- honey to taste
*If you don’t have chaga extract try using steeped chaga tea or bump up the flavour with a ginger or licorice tea base!
1. Whisk together matcha, chaga, ginger, Ashwagandha, coconut milk, and vanilla in a large mug until a smooth paste forms.
2. Pour hot water into mug and whisk together.
3. Add honey and enjoy!
That’s my recipe for today friend. I hope you enjoy it 🙂 Have a wonderfully whimsical weekend!