Spirulina Caffeine-Free "Matcha"



Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Caffeine-Free



Lately I've been trying to drink less caffeine, but also really craving a thick matcha latte. At the same time I've been trying to find a good recipe for spirulina. It's a powdered algae that is naturally nutrient dense with iron, magnesium, potassium, B vitamins and more. So I decided to get two for one and make a spirulina "matcha". It's caffeine-free, naturally bright green, and full of that creamy umami taste. It's both energizing and relaxing with spicy ginger, cinnamon and frothy plant milk.





RECIPE

Time: 7 minutes

Servings: 2 small tea cups or 1 big mug


Ingredients:

Ginger tea (1 tea bag or 1 tbsp dried ginger)

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp spirulina powder

2 tbsp honey

1 cup any plant milk (almond milk, oat milk, etc)


Method:

Steep the ginger tea in a cup of boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove teabag (or strain dried ginger) and pour into a small pot on the stove. Keep on low heat while adding the cinnamon and spirulina. Use a whisk to thoroughly blend (a bamboo matcha whisk or electric frother works best). Add honey and stir until dissolved. Add the milk and whisk again until a little frothy. Leave on low heat until nice and warm.


Pour into a cup and enjoy!