Anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that I love a good GREEN drink – whether it’s a smoothie, a fresh juice, or a matcha latté! Just thinking about it makes me smile. I’ve been making matcha at home now for quite a while, but I just recently learned of a new way to boost the superfood qualities of this delicious tea…
Bulletproof matcha. Have you ever tried it?
You may be familiar with bulletproof coffee – which involves adding brain octane (medium chain triglycerides from coconut oil) and grass-fed butter (with a blender), to boost antioxidant and fat-burning qualities, to your coffee! It is truly delicious.
I was introduced to brain octane through bulletproof coffee. When I heard about this whole bulletproof matcha trend – I was immediately on board. What could be more delicious?
How does Brain Octane work?
Medium chain triglycerides are naturally found in coconut oil in small quantities. Brain octane is a concentrated source of medium chain triglycerides, providing you with the purest energy source possible. Brain Octane rapidly provides mental and physical energy, powering your day by keeping you satisfied and free from food cravings. Add it to your daily routine, and experience the state of high performance.
As soon as you consume Brain Octane, it is rapidly absorbed and changed into ketone bodies – providing instant energy to the brain without breaking down glucose from sugars or carbohydrates. Brain Octane produces 4x the ketone energy of plain coconut oil, and also supports healthy digestion and immune function. Experience the power of using quality fats for fuel, keeping you full and focused for hours!
Matcha is a super potent type of green tea, that is high in antioxidants, as well as fat soluble L-theanine. Theanine promotes relaxation and alertness – working together with caffeine (which is also found in matcha) to enhance endurance, and memory, and reaction time.
What sets matcha apart from other green teas, is that it is grown in the shade. It just so happens that shade-grown green tea is typically much higher in L-theanine, so this is just another reason to choose matcha over regular green tea!
If you’re looking for a truly GOOD coffee alternative, bulletproof matcha could be a great choice for you. Or, if you just love superfood tea lattes and want to give this beautiful green drink a taste – I highly recommend it.
Caffeine and theanine have a nootropic effect when you combine them – together, they promote calm alertness, as well as mental endurance, short-term memory, and faster reaction time . That could explain why matcha has been a favorite of Zen monks for centuries.
Relax with a Bulletproof Matcha Latte
Great to replace your morning coffee, or even for an afternoon pick-me-up!
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp matcha green tea powder (I like Silk Road Teas Matcha)
- 1 tablespoon Bulletproof Brain Octane
- In a small saucepan, bring the coconut milk to a boil over medium-high heat, and then immediately remove from the heat.
- Mix the hot water and matcha tea powder together in a cup.
- In a blender, combine the tea, coconut milk, water and brain octane.
- Blend until you have a creamy consistency with a layer of foam on top.
- Sweeten to taste – I like to add honey! Enjoy!
Silk Road Ceremonial matcha is sooo good. It is organic, shade grown, and super high in antioxidants. I have tried many different companies to find the best matcha. Some are very bitter – where as this one is smooth and never bitter. They also don’t add any preservatives, colours, or artificial flavouring.
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