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Fat-Burning Matcha Green Tea Latte

Matcha Green Tea Latte

Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary.

~ Chinese Proverb

Matcha green tea is widely accepted as a weight loss remedy because it can help you regulate your appetite and reduce mindless snacking. It has so many more health benefits that I cannot imagine why everyone wouldn't want to drink it! This why I am so grateful to my friends at Ujido, who have graciously shared with us their beautiful eBook Matcha For Mind & Body, which is where I got the information for this article. They are also blessing us in a big way by giving every DrEricZ.com reader a special coupon –  just type in MATCHA20 when you're checking out to enjoy 20% on me!

 Drinking Matcha for Weight Loss

Because matcha is made from whole leaves that have been finely ground, you are actually ingesting the entire leaf. This means you’re getting more nutrients than if you simply steeped the leaves – as you do with regular tea – before discarding the leaves. Therefore matcha may provide even more health benefits than regular tea. And while the levels of catechins in matcha are lower than in traditional green tea due to the shading of leaves, they are still there in abundance. Plus, levels of other nutrients are higher, such as l-theanine, which produces a relaxed alertness (unlike the sometimes-jittery buzz of coffee).

People have found that they can lose weight with Matcha green tea with just one cup a day! The antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate, more commonly known as ECGC, can also help boost metabolism, making it more likely that you’ll tone up and slim down, especially if you are also exercising and eating a healthy diet at the same time. Note these benefits accrue to the green tea itself, not the green tea flavor … avoid sugary green tea snacks and anything made with extract or fake flavoring. 

Unlike some other supposed health foods, matcha and green tea are safe for practically everyone. Note that this is not the same as green tea supplements, which contain higher doses of all the substances in green tea, and may not be safe for “pregnant or breastfeeding women, those with heart problems or high blood pressure, kidney or liver problems, stomach ulcers, or anxiety disorders,” explains Medical News Today.

Matcha Green Tea Latte Recipe

Tea. Superfood. Coffee Replacement. Treat Enhancement. I love matcha green tea. It's become a daily staple and my morning latte

Matcha Green Tea Latte
 
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Recipe type: Beverage
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons Ujido matcha green tea
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon cacao powder
  • 1/10 teaspoon stevia powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 16 oz. hot water
Instructions
  1. Blend in Vitamix and voila!

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This post currently has 14 comments.

  1. Lindsey Pearson
    September 2, 2017

    Hi Dr Z
    Tried to buy matcha with your code but it says invalid. Did it expire? Thanks!

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    • Dr. Z
      September 4, 2017

      Hi Lindsey, there was a tech glitch. Should be working now… 🙂

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  2. Gwen
    November 10, 2016

    Finally tried my morning matcha with the maca and cocoa. I added a one drop of peppermint oil to it since I try not to use any sweeteners, it was wonderful on a fall morning!

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    • Dr. Z
      November 10, 2016

      Yum!!!

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  3. Nancy
    October 15, 2016

    What is maca powder and what is its taste? Is the cacao to make it taste chocolaty? Does it need the oil, or can that be deleted?

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    • Customer Support
      October 19, 2016

      Think of a strong green tea. 🙂 The cacao will add a deepness with some hints of chocolate. YUM! And the coconut oil is so so so good for you! If you don’t like that, or can’t have it, try grass fed butter!

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  4. Tammy
    October 5, 2016

    Which cononut milk for the recipe? Canned or refrigerated coconut milk?

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    • Dr. Z
      October 5, 2016

      You can use either / or.

      Just depends on how creamy you want it and convenience. (canned can be a bother if you’re racing out the door to work!)

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      • Angela D Clark
        October 16, 2016

        Hello and Good bless Dr.Z,
        Hope all is well with family and Baby Z, will the Match green tea feed Candida if one is working on cleaning yeast from system? Thank you in advance for answering.

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        • Customer Support
          November 28, 2016

          My apologies, but Dr. Z is legally prohibited from giving medical advice over email. He has, however, created a special Facebook group that can help as we have hundreds of members that are actively engaged in sharing testimonies of how they have overcome similar illnesses as yours. You can be part of it by joining his essential oil’s club here –> http://essentialoilsclub.info

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  5. Ellie jensen
    September 26, 2016

    I am sensitive to stevia can i use raw unfiltered honey instead? And replace the coconut oil with mct oil and raw milk for coconut milk?

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    • Dr. Z
      September 26, 2016

      Yes, of course! Variations are welcomed and please share. We love Betty Crocker Kitchen experiments!! 😉

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  6. Merri
    April 10, 2016

    If I don’t consume caffeine can I drink this?

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    • Dr. Z
      April 11, 2016

      No, sorry. Matcha is green tea, which contains caffeine.

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