I know I’ve done a ton of drinks with cashews lately, but somehow I was gifted two Costco bags of raw cashews (both purchasers did not realize they were raw hehe) relatively recently so… forgive me? Maybe someone out there is in the same predicament and totally appreciates the cashew frequency. I’ve been turning to matcha in the mornings lately because it’s a much more chill caffeine buzz that keeps me feeling more steady. Plus this drink with cashews and coconut butter is so creamy and comforting first thing.
Matcha is made from stone ground, shade-grown tea leaves. The fine powder mixed with hot water results in an earthy, rich and mellow beverage that is enjoyed in Japan, and all over the world. I love this history of matcha piece on the Mizuba Tea website (I have had their matcha when I was in Portland—so great!). If you are looking for a more traditional way to enjoy matcha, Candace Kumai has a recipe and how-to video on her site—along with so many delicious matcha creations.
And some links this week! I feel really good about this particular bunch, and hope you enjoy them as much as me. Hope you all get a little rest and some time in the sunshine over the weekend. All my xo’s
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COCONUT CASHEW MATCHA LATTE RECIPE
Print the recipe here!
NOTES: If you want to do a cold version of this, just replace the hot water with cold filtered water and remember to soak your cashews for at least 3 hours prior. Blend the whole thing up, fine strain it, and then serve the chilled coconut cashew matcha latte over ice.
¼ cup raw cashews
1 teaspoon matcha powder
½ teaspoon coconut butter
⅛ teaspoon ground vanilla powder
sweetener, to taste (a pitted Medjool date, drops of stevia, drizzle of maple syrup etc)
1 cup boiling water
Throw the cashews, matcha, coconut butter, vanilla, and sweetener of choice into the pitcher of an upright, high-speed blender. Pour the boiling water into the pitcher as well. Cover the pitcher and slowly bring the speed up to high. Blend until cashews are thoroughly incorporated/liquified. Pour the coconut cashew matcha latte into your mug of choice. Enjoy immediately.