Saturday, May 15, 2010

The MacMatcho

I love Maca....and Matcha....and Cacao.......and the good effects, healthy benefits they have for my body. I also love coffee and do allow myself morning cups of coffee. A Timmy's is allowed now and again because, well, it's the Canadian thing to do!
But for the afternoon slump, only a truly anti-slump drink will do. I make it with raw Maca, Matcha tea and Cacao. I like to call it the MacMatcho! This drink not only tastes fantastic....a chocolately malted milk Horlicky sweet creamy tea combination..........but it's good for your blood sugar levels, keeping you steady for hours (unlike coffee which makes you crash). The Maca is an energizing Peruvian ginseng which is also an adaptogenic, used to balance areas of the body that are unbalanced (helps stop you being crazy if you're pmsing for example!) and the Matcha green tea powder brings the equivalent of 10 cups worth of antioxidant rich green tea as well as the amino acid L-theanine known to relax the mind and offer sustained calm alertness (this is what we need mid-afternoon!) and the Chocolate...aaahhhh.... the chocolate.....this is pure, raw, unadulterated cacao, full of bliss inducing chemicals as well as being a very nutrient dense food, especially rich in magnesium ( which over 80% of us are deficient in) and other minerals such as iron, zinc as well as chromium (blood sugar balancing mineral). I hope I have convinced you to try this delicious MacMatcho drink!

The MacMatcho

8 0z Rice, Almond, Soy or combination of all three
1/4 ish tsp of organic matcha green tea powder
1 tsp raw maca powder
1/2 tsp raw cacao powder
1/2 tsp raw agave or raw honey(manuka is the one i favour)
a pinch of Himylayan pink salt (not table salt pls!).

Put the milk in a pan and heat very gently(do not boil)
Meanwhile, put your matcha tea, maca and cacao powders in a small bowl, then add a couple tablespoons of the warm milk, add the raw honey or agave, and the pink salt and wisk until the ingredients are combined into a frothy paste.
Then add the paste to the milk in the pan and continue to wisk until everything is creamy smooth.
The next step is optional but I like to then put mine into a blender (magic bullet works great) and blend it so that it's lovely and frothy.

.......... mmmmmm, and there you have it, the MacMatcho!
Drink this and prepare to be blissfully calm, focussed and energized for quite some time.

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