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Discover the Euphoria of Lucuma Matcha Latte

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Ah, the allure of matcha. A finely milled green tea that has graced us with its presence for centuries now gets a twist that’s both exotic and transformative. Lucuma, an ancient superfruit, combines matcha’s serene greenness to introduce a beyond-ordinary beverage. Let me share my newfound warm-tonic-Matcha-addiction with you—the Lucuma Matcha Latte.

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Why the Lucuma Matcha Latte is the Creamy Elixir You Need

For those who haven’t been acquainted with the marvels of Lucuma, here’s a short intro: it’s a sweet, creamy fruit native to the Andean valleys of Peru. Often called the “Gold of the Incas,” Lucuma’s subtly sweet flavor is a revelation. But it’s not just the remarkable flavor; lucuma powder delivers various health benefits. Gluten-free and packed with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, lucuma is a nourishing addition to any meal or beverage.

Now, combine matcha’s earthy, calm-inducing benefits with lucuma, collagen for that skin glow, and a dash of healthy fats. What do you get? A frothy, creamy delight that offers sustainable energy enhances brain function, and boosts focus. So powerful is this concoction that you might forget about your daily coffee.

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Whipping Up the Perfect Lucuma Matcha Latte: What You’ll Need

Kitchen Equipment:

  1. A small saucepan
  2. A whisk or frother
  3. A heatproof cup or mug
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The ceremonial matcha whisk, or chasen, ensures a clump-free and frothy matcha serving, tracing its ritualistic origins to 1500s Japan, emphasizing harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility. While Mantra Matcha blends are pre-whisked for convenience, traditionalists might still prefer the whisking method rooted in 'The Way of Tea'.

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Ingredients (Makes 1 serving):

The Method to the Frothy Magic

  1. Preparation is Key: Ensure all your ingredients are at arm’s length. The flow here is essential.
  2. Warm and Mix: In your saucepan, warm the milk over medium heat, ensuring it doesn’t come to a boil. Once warm, reduce the heat.
  3. Matcha Magic: Slowly sift in your matcha powder to the milk, whisking continuously to avoid lumps.
  4. Lucuma Love: Introduce the lucuma powder next, whisking it into the blend.
  5. Collagen: Add your scoop of collagen peptides. Continue your whisking spree.
  6. Ashwagandha Addition: Incorporate the Ashwagandha, ensuring it melds well with the rest of the concoction.
  7. Sweeten the Deal: Add honey or a few drops of Stevia depending on your taste preference.
  8. Final Touch: Finish with the hot water and sprinkle that pinch of sea salt for a depth of flavor.

Tips, Shortcuts, and Variations

  • Shortcut Alert: If you’re short on time, use a frother to mix your latte quickly.
  • Dairy Version: Substitute almond or oat milk for dairy milk.
  • Extra Froth: Want your latte super frothy? Use a high-powered blender for a few seconds.
  • Boost it up: Throw in a teaspoon of chia seeds or flaxseeds for added health benefits.

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Storage & Pairings

If you have any leftover latte (though I doubt it because of its deliciousness!), store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Reheat gently on the stove, whisking as you do so.

The Lucuma Matcha Latte pairs excellently with shortbread cookies or a slice of banana bread. Consider a glass of sparkling water with a slice of lemon for drink pairings.

FAQs

  1. What is lucuma?

    • Lucuma is a fruit native to South America, particularly the Andean regions of Peru. When powdered, it’s a sweet, nutritious addition to beverages and desserts.
  2. Can I use a different milk?

    • Absolutely! While cashew milk offers a creamy texture, you can use almond, oat, soy, or even cow’s milk based on your preference.
  3. Is matcha caffeinated?

    • Yes, matcha contains caffeine, but it’s a more sustained energy boost compared to coffee, without the jitters.

Ah, what a journey! A latte that does more than just taste good nourishes, revitalizes, and prepares you for the day. I encourage you to dive into the world of lucuma and discover its wonders through this latte. And once you do, share your experience!

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Published in December 2017 and updated by our editors September 2023.

Hi, I’m Valerie!

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