Happy Sunday, and welcome one and all to a brand-spanking new weekly post! How lucky do you feel??
Every Sunday I’ll cook something fabulous and delicious and pass the recipe on to you! I love to cook all sorts of different things and I can’t wait to try out all kinds of awesome recipes for you each week.
So without further ado, welcome to this week’s Sunday Cook-Up!
This week’s Sunday Cook-Up is a combination of all of my favourite things (nearly). A choc-matcha latte filled with all kinds of immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory, great-tasting and all-round awesome ingredients that’ll keep you full of energy and feeling healthy. This delicious, warming drink is perfect for chilly winter days (like we’re having here in Australia at the moment!) and is so incredibly good for you.
I stumbled upon this recipe while looking through the lovely My Life Cookbook blog, so massive thumbs-up to Denise for this gorgeous recipe.
– ½ tsp matcha powder
– ½ tsp maca powder
– 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
– 1 cup boiling water (you can use cow’s milk, almond milk etc. in place of the water here if you want a creamier consistency, or you can go half water, half-milk.)
– 1 tbsp coconut oil
– ½ tsp turmeric
– Pinch of cinnamon
– Pinch of cayenne pepper
– Sweetener to taste
It really couldn’t be easier: throw all the ingredients in to a blender and blitz on high for around 30 seconds. It’s important to use a blender, as otherwise the coconut oil will rise to the top, which will make for a really odd texture sensation!
Even with using only water like I did, you can see how creamy and thick the end result was. I think this is largely to do with the coconut oil which, let’s be honest, is basically the best ingredient in the world.
I didn’t use any sweetener in my latte, simply because I found it perfect without. It does have a slightly (nice!) bitter taste, however, because of the turmeric and the cacao, so if you need sweetener, I’d suggest either rice malt syrup or maple syrup would work superbly. I made a double batch of this and added some rice malt syrup into my boyfriend’s and it was excellent!
The small pinch of cayenne pepper in the recipe gives this drink a very slight spiciness, which is seriously awesome when you’re freezing cold and craving something warm and delicious. Perhaps that comes back to my love of chilli chocolate!
Even my gorgeous Labradoodle Coco wanted to know what all the fuss was about and came in to say hello… and try to score a sneaky taste!
If you make this recipe, let me know – I’d love to hear how you went. Don’t forget to check out the lovely Denise’s blog over at My Life Cookbook for more mouth-watering matcha recipes. If there’s any recipes you are dying to have tested before you make them yourself, let me know – I’ll be your guinea pig in next week’s Sunday Cook-Up!
Have a great rest of your weekend!