iced latte

Iced Green Tea Latte

A coupla’ days ago, I attended a Bikram yoga class near my place and after 90 mins, I got out of that place red as an apple and absolutely dehydrated. I don’t know if its just me, but what really got to me was the heat in that studio. The poses were relatively slow and simple, but that bloody heat! I swear if I could, I’d punch those idiot heaters in their grate-y little faces. Those last 10 minutes, I really thought I was dying.

I generally don’t lose my cool in public, and I somehow put up a brave front and got through the class, but I swear to you, I was almost about to break down and cry by the end of the class. Also, the fact that the instructor didn’t let another newbie get out of class didn’t help.

I guess it takes a lot of getting used to. I’m a person who loses their shit in hot weather, so yeah, I have a LOT of getting used to to do! Also, I enjoy my yoga sessions in places where’s some ventilation. Nice flow of light and air, and this Bikram yoga environment didn’t really cater to my senses, so I’m bidding adieu to that and am sticking to my Surya Namaskars at home or my local park.

*(I apologize if I’ve offended any bikram yoga lovers out there. I have nothing against the practice. Its me. I can’t do it)

Anyway, after that horrid exhausting yoga session, I ran to the nearest Starbucks to get a cup of the green tea latte, saw the long line and didn’t want to wait, so I quickly rushed home to make myself some. As long as you have some good matcha powder, making this latte is a breeze, way more tasty and less expensive than Starbucks’ version.

Ingredients:

Serving Size –  One 8oz glass full

  • 1.5 tsp Matcha Green tea powder (I’ve used DoMatcha. You can use any matcha of your choice. Got this one just to try it out. I’ve previously used One Organic’s Matcha and it was good too – less expensive, but slightly bitter)
  • 1 tbsp hot water (NOT boiling)
  • 1 cup Vanilla Soy Milk (Or any milk of your choice)
  • Agave Nectar (or any sweetener)
  • Chia seeds or your choice of fruit as a topping
  • Ice

Method:

  • Take some dry matcha powder and add some hot water to it. Whisk until its a lump free liquid
  • To this matcha, add some cold vanilla soymilk, agave nectar and mix. I sometimes use 2% milk, and add a dash of vanilla essence to it
  • Take a tall glass with ice and add the milk+matcha mixture to it
  • Top off with fruit of your choice, some chia seeds and enjoy!