Easy Vegan Matcha Latte (3-Ingredients + Date-Sweetened)

November 19, 2018

Beverages

By: Jasmine Briones 

Learn how to master the art of the matcha latte at home! This recipe is easy, vegan, requires just 3-ingredients and will be ready in about 5 minutes.

Homemade Vegan Matcha Latte

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that this has been my favorite beverage for the last few months. I gave up coffee in order to help manage my anxiety and in turn, discovered my newfound love for matcha.

Coffee used to make me jittery and anxious, but I didn’t realize for the longest time. When I began working to decrease my anxiety, giving up coffee seemed to be on the top of every list of recommendations for improvement. I gave it up just to see what would happen, but in the back of my mind, I doubted that if affected my anxiety and I assumed I would be back on it a week or two after. Well to my surprise, I felt SO MUCH better without it and it was pretty easy to give up.

I decided to try matcha instead to see how it would make me feel because a warm beverage in the morning is my thannng. Yes, matcha has caffeine, but your body reacts much differently to it than that in coffee.

Vegan Milk Moustache Matcha Latte

Along with caffeine, matcha also contains the amino acid L-Theanine. This is an important component because it works with caffeine to produce a sustained and focused energy. L-Theanine slows the release of caffeine and instead of a jittery rush of energy, it has a calming and relaxing effect. Matcha is also known to reduce anxiety and enhance your mood, how cool is that!

Matcha is jam-packed with antioxidants and is immune boosting as well. Also, unlike traditional green tea that is steeped in water, matcha powder includes the entire ground (Camellia sinensis) leaf which means it provides all of the plant’s nutritional benefits.

All in all, matcha a much better option than coffee and I highly recommend you try it out if you have not already 🙂

Matcha Latte Ingredients Dates

This recipe requires just three simple ingredients: matcha (of course), plant-based milk like oat milk, and dates to sweeten things up. That’s it!

The dates are definitely a must because matcha on its own is a bit bitter, so it helps balance the flavors out nicely. If you prefer a different sweetener, go for it! A liquid sweetened would go well in this too, just add a little at a time to figure out what tastes best.

Vegan Matcha Latte Crystals

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Homemade Matcha Latte

Easy Vegan Matcha Latte (3-Ingredients + Date-Sweetened)


  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Prep Time: 4 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1 matcha latte

Description

Learn how to master the art of the matcha latte at home! This recipe is easy, vegan, requires just 3-ingredients and will be ready in about 5 minutes.


Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Heat up the oat milk and the dates either in a microwave for 2 minutes or on the stove until it reaches your desired temperature.
  2. Add the warmed oat milk and dates into a high-speed blender along with the matcha. Blend on high for about 1 minute to ensure that the dates are broken down and the drink is frothy.
  3. Transfer to a large cup and enjoy!

Notes

  • We love to use oat milk for this as we feel it yields the best result in both flavor and texture but feel free to experiment with plant based milks of your choice. Store bought nut milk will work but since it tends to be very thin it will result in a runnier latte.
  • The quality of matcha will really bring the drink to the next level. We recommend ceremonial grade matcha over culinary grade matcha as it is the highest quality green tea powder available. A ceremonial grade is intended to be consumed straight whereas culinary (lower) grade matcha is specifically blended for use with other ingredients in recipes for food and beverages (it is great for baking).
  • The dates are definitely a must because matcha on its own is a bit bitter, so it helps balance the flavors out nicely. If you prefer a different sweetener, go for it! A liquid sweetened would go well in this too, just add a little at a time to figure out what tastes best.
  • We suggest warming the dates up with the milk to ensure that the end result is not chunky as this will soften them up and make them easier to blend.
  • Category: Beverages
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Date-Sweetened, Sugar-Free

Keywords: Beverages, Vegan, Date-Sweetened, Sugar-Free, Matcha, Latte, Green Tea

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Disclaimer: The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional’s advice. This page may contain affiliate links, which simply means that we earn a commission if you purchase through those links, but your price remains the same. Thank you for supporting Sweet Simple Vegan!

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  1. Nevenka says:

    I’ve made this everyday for the past two weeks and I feel great. Even though I work at starbucks I’ve been able to cut out coffee completely!

  2. Mae says:

    Sooo good! I used 2 big medjool dates and it was so nice and sweet. Thank you!!

  3. […] fighter, its green powder and smooth, almost sweet flavor differentiates it from other teas. Matcha lattes are practically art in some restaurants and coffee houses. Drinking tea has all kinds of healthy […]

  4. Lore says:

    I’m so in love with this! So simple yet delicious. Ceremonial matcha made so much of a difference to me. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  5. michelle says:

    this is life changing!! and a cheap healthy option for a homemade caffeine kick. thank you i’ll never go to a starbucks again.

    btw i used a different type of dates called the mazafati instead of medjool which are SO SOFT and blends up really well without any need for soaking

  6. Lydia says:

    Love matcha lattes!! For anyone who wants a cheaper alternative to a high-speed blender, I’ve found that an immersion/stick blender is the only < $40 appliance that will blend matcha well (just leave out the dates or use sugar/liquid sweetener instead though).

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