How I make my matcha latte | Diane Sanfilippo

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  1. I am interested in trying the cacao butter in my matcha as well as coffee. Is there a flavor or does it add a more creamy consistency? Does it naturally melt into the drink when blended?

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      1. Hi Diane-

        Is there a way to make a container of most of ingredients
        (Navitas organics cacao butter, Perfect Keto MCT oil powder,
        Equip Foods Complete Collagen, matcha powder)
        in a big jar to have for the week’s supply of matcha (minus the water, milk and honey?) Thanks
        anamaria

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  2. Looks delicious- I just ordered this matcha! You already got me hooked on the lite coconut milk and cacao butter (in my coffee), so thank you for continuing to inspire my caffeinated cups of love and joy! 🙂

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  3. I make mine iced, Michelle Tam’s way, with Harmless Harvest coconut water, Nutpods or coconut milk (the light culinary kind), collagen and the matcha powder. Delicious!

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  4. Thanks for the recipe! Have you ever had trouble blending hot liquid in your ninja/nutribullet? I’ve heard warnings that the heat is too much pressure.

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  5. Hey Diane. Question on your recipe. Why do you use the lite So Delicious? In my mind, that makes me think of the equivalent of getting a product that is low fat, which means more processing. Can you help me understand the difference?

    P.S. I literally screamed this morning in my car when you mentioned on the podcast you added a Minneapolis date for May 6th. Thank you so much for making the trip to Edina! I can’t wait!

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      It’s not the same as low fat dairy, it’s just more water really, so it’s paying for more water not more processed/more refined. I had been using that one for years in coffee, so it’s what I have on-hand and what I have been using. That doesn’t mean it’s the best choice ever in the world – simply what I used 🙂

      See you soon in MSP!!! I’ve been posting about it to IG as well- are you a listener but don’t follow on social? Just curious on that!

  6. I am going to have to find a local coffee shop to see if I can try a Matcha. Since I am a black coffee drinker, I think I need to taste it before buying all the ingredients to make this drink No one seems to drink it plain. Definitely curious how this tastes, especially since caffeine is not me friend!

    1. Elaine, I highly suggest you do exactly as you plan. I mistakenly bought some thinking I would love it and at least what I have is just too “earthy” for my tastes.

    2. Good idea to try it first! Be sure to ask the barista about what kind of matcha powder they use, though. I work at a coffee shop and the first ingredient in our matcha “blend” is sugar, then matcha. 🙁

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  7. Yes. I’m a dedicated podcast listener, but not on IG. Sometimes I feel like I need another social media app like I need a hole in the head.
    I believe you can allow your IG stories to also be on FB?

  8. I love my morning matcha, actually I skipped today and I miss it dearly. I bought the cacao butter and I can’t seem to get over the texture :-(…

    I do have one question, I’ve never tried the MCT oil can you taste it at all in your morning latte?

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  9. Hey, just found your Matcha recipe here – and from the picture I see, I need to try it your way :-). My matcha always looks awful (like a thin green soup). It tastes fine but I wouldn’t even post a picture of it. 🙂 Yours looks great and if it tastes as it looks I definitely need to try it :-). Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I just purchased the vital proteins matcha with collagen in hope off decreasing one product. I haven’t yet added my MCT oil. Think the liquid MCT oil will make it not blend well?

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  12. I need to cut down in my caffeine for health reasons and matcha seems like a good way to go.

    However, I’m a black coffee drinker. Like somebody else mentioned, I may need to try it before I buy all this stuff.

    I don’t think cacao butter will be an issue. I’d love a bit of texture, but I wouldn’t want it to be too sweet. Any thoughts?

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  13. My matcha is very similar except for the MCT powder, and I use just grass fed butter. I will look for the cacao though and try it. On training days I add a scoop of my grass fed whey protein. I love my matcha and look for it every morning! 😋

  14. Hi Diane, I’ve found this KETO café- Ketogenic Creamer with Grass fed butter , coconut oil MCT’s & Himalayan Salt. I am wondering if it is compliant with the program. I want to try the swiping from coffee to matcha. Is an acquired taste, but Im willing to try new and different flavors. By the way I will be eternally grateful for you and the 21dsd. Tomorrow Hubs will start with me (will be my 2nd round). Im so excited 😊

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  15. Can you use cocoa butter if you’re following the Digestive Plan in your cookbook? Or does that go along with eliminating chocolate?

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  16. Hi Diane! I was reading the milk you suggested for this recipe and I was curious that you mentioned coconut milk needing to be whole fat. Can you help me understand what makes this milk for the recipe compliant? I appreciate your guidance!!! Thanks!

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      You can use any coconut milk you like. I prefer one from a can or small culinary carton – with just guar gum as an emulsifier or no additives (not large cartons with lots of additives).

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      FYI- low fat or lite coconut milk is simply watered down vs dairy milk that is processed further to be light/low-fat. Just not the same thing. So use lite or regular coconut milk – whatever you like.

  17. I put coconut butter, Keto collagen which has MCT oil and vanilla powder in my latte. If i’m Feeling saucy (which just means if I remember) I’ll add a dash of cinnamon. So good! You are absolutely right about the type of matcha you buy makes all the difference. I went a bit cheaper on my matcha with a culinary grade and it’s not as smooth or bright in color as the ceremonial grade.

    Thanks for everything that you do!

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  18. I liked it. The add ins make the leafy flavor more enjoyable for me. I don’t have the cacao butter, so I used coconut butter. I look forward to trying it with cacao butter.

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  19. Thanks for posting this. I’ve had matcha for a few months and have been stymied with what to do. I ordered your ingredients and they arrive tomorrow. So today, I combined my Mighty Leaf Match and cocoa, bulletproof collagen and brain octane oil with almond milk heated in my milk frother. Mixed all with my hand mixer and topped it with the frothed milk. Twice. They were great I’m super excited. Thanks again.

  20. Hi Diane, thank you for the recipe. I have searched high an low for the So Delicious lite culinary coconut milk in Canada to no avail. The Amazon link shows as unavailable ever since the recipe went up, coincidence ? 🙂
    Any suggestions for a comparable substitute or where else I could purchase online?

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      You can really use any coconut milk you like, especially since it’s blended. If you’re using full fat, you probably don’t need as much along with the MCT powder. It really doesn’t matter what coconut milk you use, but I’d avoid the large cartoned kinds with tons of extra additives.

  21. Hi Diane: I am a relatively new follower. I am so thankful for the valuable information you provide – I am loving it! Do you know what type of leaves they use for the Matcha? I understand Tencha is the best but some companies use Sencha. Also, what sort of symptoms did you have from the caffeine prior to switching to Macha? I am feeling some breathing type symptoms later in the evening and wondering if it could be from caffeine. It has made me curious to try your Matcha brew. Did you have any withdrawals when you switched?

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      I don’t know about the leaves, you would have to ask the company!

      As for symptoms, generally overly anxious and frankly exhausted even when I had enough sleep. Your breathing issue can definitely be exacerbated by caffeine even if not caused by it. I get shortness of breath when I’m very stressed working on some big projects (not often, but it does happen)… matcha does contain caffeine but less than coffee and way less than the cold brew I was pouring myself.

      I never really get caffeine withdrawals aside from a headache the first day I don’t have coffee, so that’s it for me.

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  22. Hi Diane,
    Thanks for sharing this recipe! Just wondering if you only have one serving/latté a day? I usually have about two cups of coffee every morning and enjoyed that amount of matcha latte today, but I read an article about matcha tea (linked on Nom nom paleo’s article about a cold matcha latte) and it warned against having more than one cup of matcha tea a day due to the high amount of lead in the tea leaves. Is that a risk even with the higher quality matcha you use in your latte’s?

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  23. I’ve been on a matcha latte kick lately but looking to make them at home instead – thank you for this recipe! With adding in the MCT oil/etc, is this a meal replacement for you?

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      It isn’t, but I often am able to have it without a meal until later. I don’t usually add a full scoop of the mct powder – but it’s a great way for me to get collagen in daily now!

  24. I have been drinking so much coffee these days. Every day I think I’m going to quit but it never works. I think I need to add healthy replacement drinks to my diet such as this one. Thank you for the amazing recipe. I tried it the other day and it was great, might just help me quit coffee!!! Also, I have never had such a nutritious cup of latte before this.

  25. Thanks for the post! I had never heard of cacao butter but was intrigued!! So I did a little reaseaech on it and bought some and I LOVE IT!!! I’ve been putting it in my coffee and I’m going to try this recipe this weekend! So just wanted to say thank you!! :-)!

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  26. Wow! Amazing recipe. I’ve been trying to get off my morning flat white for the past 6 months and this recipe was the key! I used to drink Matcha until we moved to the UK from San Francisco last Summer but I did keep a stash of Breakaway Matcha (Bay Area based) in our frig. Tried this recipe and I am hooked again thanks to you Diana! I love the way Matcha keeps you focused and no buzz! I use Blend 97 from Breakaway and their Cold Brew. So, when are you coming to the UK Diana?

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  27. Thank you for this recipe, I’m looking forward to trying it! I’m curious what the benefits are to using the MCT oil powder along with the collagen powder? Is the MCT oil powder similar to coconut oil or coconut butter, just a healthy fat? Thank you!

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  28. I am super intrigued about making the switch! It looks so delicious and I know I probably should cut out the coffee. A replacement that looks so good is just what I need.

    Curious: is the MCT powder good for everyone, not just those on keto diet? Is that something I should try to incorporate more of into my diet? I use coconut oil for cooking, but that is about it.

    Thank you, Diane! Love learning from you.

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  29. Hi,

    Trying to cut back on coffee. Made this today- surprisingly not bad! Considering I don’t like Matcha!! I had to use the honey (I usually take my coffee black) but I don’t mind using a sweetener if it can help me wean off coffee. Thanks for the recipe. I will try a better quality Matcha next time. I usually look for coffee to give me a boost. I think this might be a better alternative. I enjoy following you on Instagram. Happy Belated Birthday 🙂

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      1. I couldn’t believe I had that white cacao butter on hand! My husband brought it home a while back and asked me to figure out a use for it! Thanks to you I did! We have been going through a big stress in our lives recently and I have been upping my coffee intake and I have been feeling TERRIBLE. However, today after your Matcha drink I was actually able to go for a short jog and I feel better. Thanks again! You have given me hope that I can live without coffee!!

  30. Diane, the cacao butter has CHANGED MY LIFE. I cannot even begin to describe how yummy it is. How is this not a raging trend already? Thank you thank you for introducing it to me!

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  31. HI Diane! Whats another good healthy brand substitute for the coconut milk ? I am having a hard time finding the culinary versions of the So Delicious brand. The other ones have ingredients which aren’t as clean. Would the Native Forest coconut milk work just as good?

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  32. Made your matcha latte this morning! Yum! Substituted with coconut butter and vital proteins lavender lemon collagen (it’s all I had) and it was great!!-Tara

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      You can really use any kind you like, they are mostly the same. I think some are very overpriced for virtually the same product, and I think the Equip powder is a really nice, fine one so it doesn’t get clumpy or have any remaining texture no matter what you mix it in.

  33. I am going to give this a try, but the last time I had an MCT product, it caused a very uncomfortable stomach. I’m thinking I should start with a small dose or do you know of some brand that is less reactive for folks? I used Bulletproof at the time. I’m hoping my stomach is in better shape now…

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  34. I’m not a huge fan of coconut milk. How different do you think this would be with unsweetened almond milk?
    I have liquid MCT-which I prefer
    Grass fed collagen- different brand
    Cacao butter (which is another thing I’m not a fan of)
    Matcha powder
    But I’m just not a fan of anything coconut.. Thank you for your input

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      You’re asking what my recipe would be like when you switch out multiple ingredients, which means, it would no longer really resemble my recipe 😉 I recommend making it and then seeing what you think! Since what I made is what I like, ya know? 🙂

  35. I’ve had Matcha for a while and didn’t enjoy the taste. I also have some cocoa disks

    Think I’ll try a cup of hot tea this afternoon. I’m not going to give up my bullet proof coffee in the mornings

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  36. have you ever tried the vital proteins matcha collagen blend? the thought of getting two things for the price of one (sort of) appeals to me, but i’m with you on the perfect keto matcha blend… way too sweet

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      I started using just 1/2 or less of a scoop of the perfect keto blend and I actually like it now -I use my own match as well and all my other goodies, it’s quite a concoction! lol!! I haven’t tried other brands.

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      I prefer the texture of them as they are finer, but grassfed collagen is grassfed collagen. You can buy for price if you want, or buy to support someone who shares content with you that you appreciate (and use their affiliate links, like on my site) as a way to support their work without extra cost to you, or whatever makes you happy!

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  37. Hey, I hope this is not a stupid question. I do read and listen to you all the time so may just have missed it, but why that particular collagen? Just curious. Just ordered the MCT oil powder! I really love the idea of making it super easy, and I’m a clutz so me + oil = stained clothes. Thanks for the idea!

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