Coconut Collagen Vanilla Bean Matcha Latte (With A Superfood Twist!) a.k.a. The Million Dollar Answer To That Afternoon Slump!

Coconut Collagen Vanilla Bean Matcha Latte (With A Superfood Twist!) a.k.a.  The Million Dollar Answer To That Afternoon Slump!

Hi munchkins!

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Need an afternoon boost?

I got you!

THIS BABY IS COCONUT-MILK-CREAMY, with the bittersweet green notes of tea, a touch of vanilla, some natural sweetness & a collagen boost!

I’ve (of course) already gone into all the deets on why matcha is so good for you HERE but, in a nutshell: it has a very high chlorophyll & theanine content, which makes it a lot more potent than other green teas. Theanine is similar to caffeine in that it helps increase cognitive performance + improves focus but, unlike caffeine, is also calming + may help reduce response to psychological / physical stress. It’s also great for heart health + optimal cholesterol levels.

As for CHLORELLA, that’s something we’ve never spoken about & you know what that means… perfect opportunity for me to rant my life away (as if I don’t already do it enough!) HERE I GO BABIES!

In a nutshell (before we devour the deets), chlorella is an all-natural supplement that may help boost your energy, support healthy weight maintenance & help detox heavy metals (like lead & mercury) from your body! It’s a freshwater algae & it’ll make all your superfood dreams come true!

  • it’s rich in phytonutrients, such as amino acids, chlorophyll, beta-carotene, potassium, phosphorus, biotin, magnesium & B-complex vits (especially B-1,2,3+6).
  • it supports healthy hormonal function, is heart healthy, helps lower blood pressure & cholesterol & detoxifies!
  • it’s great for the immune system!
  • removes heavy metals & toxins from the body!
  • its high levels of chlorophyll protect the body against ultraviolet radiation treatments while removing radioactive particles from the body!
  • chlorella also fights certain types of cancer & other chronic diseases!
  • it’s more nutrient dense per gram than any other green, including kale, broccoli & spinach!
  • it contains tons of DIGESTIBLE protein! 
  • it may also slow the aging process. HELLLLLLLO BABY. It greatly reduces oxidative stress that can be caused from pollution, stress + poor diet! It’s also super effective at giving you younger looking skin because it naturally ups the levels of vitamin A & C in your body, which eliminates free radicals + protects your cells!

HOW IS THAT FOR A SUPERFOOD POWDER, MY FRIENDS?!

 

OKAY, NOW LASTLY, WHY COCONUT MILK?

  • It improves heart health! Coconuts contain lauric acid, which is a fatty-acid linked to improved cholesterol levels & heart health. It helps lower LDL (BAD) cholesterol & increase HDL (good) cholesterol, while also helping lower blood pressure!
  • It helps build muscle! MCT fatty acids increase energy expenditure & help enhance physical performance! It also keeps you full & prevents overeating/over-snacking throughout the day! These MCTs are easily used by the brain for energy!
  • Coconut milk contains minerals & electrolytes that help prevent dehydration!
  • It helps with digestion, by nourishing the digestive lining due to its electrolyte content & health fats, which helps improve overall gut health!
  • The healthy fat content in coconut milk also helps slow the rate at which sugar is released into the blood, better controlling insulin levels & preventing sugar highs!
  • Coco milk contains a good amount of plant-based iron!
  • Lastly, coconut milk’s MCTs help lower inflammation & may even help reduce the occurrence of ulcers!

THERE. NOW YOU KNOW WHY I CHOSE TO USE COCO MILK!!!!

And now, without further ado, I’m about to tell you how to make this superfood-boosted coconut collagen-infused vanilla bean matcha latte!

My loves, YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1/4 cup of water;
  • 2 tbsp. of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides (GET THEM USING MY AFFILIATE LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BLOG’S HOMEPAGE! & read all about the benefits of collagen HERE!);
  • 1/4 tsp. of vanilla powder (or 1/2 tsp. of pure organic vanilla extract) (I use the one by Organic Traditions);
  • 1/4 tsp. of Chlorella powder (I use the one by Earth Circle Organics);
  • 1/2 tsp. of raw organic unpasteurized (& preferably local) honey;
  • Ceylon cinnamon for matcha mix & for topping;
  • 3/4 cup of organic coconut milk (I use the one by Earth’s Choice).

Now, for that HOW-TO?

  • Pour the water into a small stockpot & warm over MEDIUM heat.
  • Once the water is warmed up, whisk in the collagen, vanilla, matcha & chlorella powders until the water is hot & the powders have dissolved completely!

 

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  • Pour the coconut milk, cinnamon & honey into the mix & warm over medium heat until hot!

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  • Once it’s hot AF & all the ingredients have been combined, pour this beautiful deliciousness into a mug, top it with some more cinnamon & ENJOY!

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