CBD Matcha Latte

CBD Matcha Latte

Traditionally used by Zen Buddhist monks, making a matcha latte can be a tasty way to find a moment of calm in your day. Make this CBD matcha latte today.

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How to use matcha to help with meditation

vegan CBD matcha latte

Did you know the practice of making matcha is traditionally used by Zen Buddhist monks for meditation? 

While many of us grab a matcha latte from a bustling coffee shop, the monks used making matcha as a way to quiet the mind and be only focused on making the tea. 

As I’m not the best at quieting my mind when I’m laying in bed or sitting on my yoga mat, I figured I’d try it out. And it actually was incredibly relaxing. 

To practice it yourself, here are some things to notice and pay attention to: 

  • The color and scent of the matcha powder.
  • How the maple syrup slowly pours from your measuring spoon into the cup.
  • Carefully pouring hot water over the matcha, noticing how the powder bubbles up. 
  • Gently whisking the matcha, syrup, and boiling water together. Watching the matcha powder slowly dissolve. 
  • How the oat milk froths up and gets hot. 
  • The flavor and sensation of the matcha latte in your mouth as you take each sip. 

And similar to yoga, it’s okay if other thoughts creep in. Just acknowledge them and tell yourself that you’ll come back to them later. 

Matcha latte benefits 

matcha powder

Unlike green tea, when you drink matcha, you’re actually drinking the whole tea leaves – rather than just the water that the leaves have been steeped in. 

This, as well as differences in how the tea leaves are grown, is why matcha is a more concentrated source of antioxidants and other beneficial plant compounds. 

Some health benefits associated with drinking matcha tea include: 

Ingredients Used to Make a Healthy Matcha Latte

CBD Matcha Latte
  • Ceremonial Grade Matcha Powder: I recommend using a ceremonial grade matcha powder for best flavor and texture. This is the one I like best
  • Pure Maple Syrup: I love the flavor of maple in the morning, but local honey will work too. 
  • Unsweetened Oat Milk: Any milk alternative will work, just note that different types may froth differently. 
  • CBD Oil: I used 1 full dropper of a 33-mg THC-free CBD tincture. Option to use more, less, or leave it out all together. I occasionally add CBD as a way to help calm my anxiety in the morning. 

How to Make a Matcha Latte

  1. You’ll start by placing matcha powder, maple syrup, CBD oil and boiling water in a mug. 
  2. Next, whisk the mixture together using a bamboo or metal whisk until matcha is completely dissolved. 
  3. Heat oat milk. You have a few options:  Bring milk to a gentle simmer on the stove, heat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, use a frothing wand (see more ways to froth milk in this post)
  4. Pour milk into mug, taste, and add more sweetener to taste. Sip and enjoy! 
vegan CBD matcha latte

Tips for making this CBD Matcha Latte

  • Make sure to whisk, not stir, matcha as whisking oxygen into the matcha mixture will fully bring out the flavor and aroma of the matcha. I recommend using a bamboo whisk like this one
  • If you like your tea super hot, I recommend using more water than milk as you can boil water to a higher temperature (whereas if you heat oat milk too much, some brands may separate and have a change in flavor). 
  • Use ceremonial-grade matcha for the best flavor. 

How much CBD oil should you add?

Adding CBD to matcha latte

There’s no one “best” or most effective dose of CBD for everyone. 

As a result, it’s important to talk with your healthcare provider to determine a good amount to start with. 

In general, those who are new to CBD often start with 20-40 mg/day and then slowly increase the dosage after a week or two if needed. Personally, I find 35 mg/day to be an effective dose for helping with my anxiety and sleep. 

I personally like CBDistillery’s THC-free 33-mg CBD tincture

And for a limited time, when you buy a product from CBDistillery, you can get 15% off when you enter code NEWMIND at checkout!

More healthy matcha recipes to try 

If you tried this healthy CBD matcha latte or any other recipe on the blog let me know how you liked it by leaving a comment/rating below! Be sure to follow along on Pinterest and Instagram for even more deliciousness!

CBD matcha latte

CBD Matcha Latte

Traditionally used by Zen Buddhist monks, making a matcha latte can be a tasty way to find a moment of calm in your day.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Beverage
Keyword: CBD Matcha Latte, Healthy CBD recipe, Vegan Matcha Latte
Servings: 1 latte

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ tsp ceremonial grade matcha powder
  • 1-2 tsp pure maple syrup or raw honey
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 1 cup unsweetened oat milk or milk of choice
  • CBD oil can omit for a regular latte

Instructions

  • Place matcha powder, maple syrup, CBD oil and boiling water in a mug.
  • Whisk using a bamboo or metal whisk until matcha is completely dissolved.
  • Heat oat milk, either on the stove, in the microwave, or using a frothing wand. You want the milk to be hot, but not boiling.
  • Pour milk into mug, taste, and add more sweetener to taste. Sip and enjoy!

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I’m Kelli MS, RD. As a foodie with a background in nutrition research, I’m a firm believer that what we eat affects nearly every aspect of our wellbeing, and that food should taste freaking delicious.

Welcome to New Mind Nutrition!

My name is Kelli McGrane, and I’m a Denver-based registered dietitian with a Master’s degree in nutrition.

As a foodie with a background in nutrition research, I’m a firm believer that what we eat affects nearly every aspect of our wellbeing, and that food should taste freaking delicious.

My goal with New Mind is to help you find balance in both your mind and body through nutrition research and whole foods-based recipes.