Thursday, 23 June 2016

HOW TO MAKE MY FAVOURITE MORNING MACA LATTE

I have to say, I'm really not fussy about coffee. As long as I get my cup in the morning, I can drink it black, skinny, grande, extra hot, venti, soy, coconut or flat. Anything. But when I'm at home on the weekend, I love waking up and switching up my weekday Starbucks order, and this recipe here is my favourite Saturday morning kick-starter.

It's similar to the matcha latte, which I also love, but instead of the green tea powder, I use maca (they even sound the same!). What is it, you ask? I googled it as well. It's actually a root, in the same kind of group as a radish, but when it's ground up into a powder, it has a malted taste - a bit like Horlicks (yes, that drink your nan used to make).

With about one tablespoon of maca, you're getting a sizeable dose of vitamins B, C & E - as well as calcium, zinc and iron. The point is, this powder is pretty powerful - and if you're on your woman's time (ladies' time? TOTM? you get the point), it's even meant to help relieve that pain and ease the symptoms. I'll take a tumbler of it, thank you please.

So in honour of this mighty little powder, I've mixed up my favourite latte to show you just one way you can get it into your diet. Give it a go, and my tip - start with a small amount of maca and build your way up to the full tablespoon, because the taste takes a little getting used to.


// MACA ALMOND MILK LATTE //

What you'll need...

1 x cup of almond milk
2 x teaspoons honey (or to taste)
1x tablespoon instant coffee granules
1/2 tablespoon maca powder


Start by pouring the cup of almond milk into a saucepan and bringing it to the boil. Whisk in the maca powder until there are no lumpy bits.


Add in the coffee granules and keep whisking it until it's all mixed in.


Add in your honey. Depending on how sweet you like your drinks, you'll need about one or two squeezes. I put around two in, because I just really love the taste of honey.


Pour into your mug and enjoy.

Have a fabulous Friday beauties xx

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  1. Hi,thank you for the recipe! I use maca (but I hate the taste of it) & always try to disguise it in my smoothies or juices.....

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    1. I know, it takes some getting used to! But mixing it with coffee really helps x

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