I have a love/hate relationship with green tea. I love how great it is for my body (so many benefits!!) Yet, if I had a cup of plain green tea sitting in front of me, I’d look away … too bitter for my taste! Please pass the sugar. So with that said, I’ve been known to buy “flavored” green tea (i.e. Green tea kombucha, blueberry green tea, etc)
This latte makes me CRAVE green tea. I wake up excited knowing its waiting for me make hot or in the fridge to enjoy cold. It’s creamy, earthy and slightly sweet, oh, and no Starbucks needed! You can throw this together faster than saying:
“Yes, I’d like a venti non-fat green tea latte, no whip, no syrup, I’m late for work, here’s my $5”.
I’ve had a skinny green tea latte every morning this week and wasn’t late for work. I was actually early … and energized. You could easily say that I’m addicted. I feel fantastic after I drink it (props to the green tea!) and it’s a whole naughty vs. nourish thing going on. It’s only 1pp yet, I feel like I’m truly indulging in something decadent. It’s a win win for my body, mind, and taste buds. In the warmer month, you can have a cold latte. Colder months? Drink this baby warm! It’s great both ways!
Make a big batch of green tea to have on hand anytime the craving hits. It’s easy!
Skinny Green Tea Latte
• 2 green tea bags
• 1 cup hot water (I use my Keurig)
• 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
• 5 drops of liquid stevia (to taste)
• 1/2-1 tsp pure vanilla extract (alcohol-free)
•Steep 2 green tea bags in 1C hot water for 4 min.
•While the tea steeps, warm the almond milk on the stove top or in the microwave.
•Remove the tea bags and add milk, vanilla, and stevia.
•Stir to blend (or use a milk frother) and enjoy.
•Before going to bed, in a pint mason jar (or cup with a lid) steep 2 green tea bags 1C hot water (not boiling) for 4 min. (Or make a batch ahead of time.)
•Remove the tea bags and place in the fridge overnight (allow to come to room temperature before placing in the fridge if possible) .
•In the morning, add almond milk, stevia, and vanilla extract.
•Shake well and enjoy.