Its a snow day in New Jersey! Woot! I woke up around 7:00 and peeked out the window. Everything was covered with nearly a foot of white powder. I couldn't make out the difference between the street and the driveway. My heart did a little leap. Snow days bring me right back to grade school. My brother, sisters and I would wake up convinced that it snowed because we slept with our P.J.'s inside out. The 'Mente kids were single handedly responsible for getting all the schools in the neighborhood shut down. Coolest kids in town.
Last fall I (almost) completely kicked my (severe) coffee habit. Since, I've replaced it with Matcha tea. This morning, I'm cuddled up under a blanket, logging in to gmail to begin working from home and sipping on a cocoa matcha latte. Perfect way to start a lazy, snow day. Recipe below.
Add water and milk in a sauce pan.* Warm over medium heat. Sprinkle in matcha tea and cocoa powder. Wisk briskly. Add stevia and cinnamon and salt (if using). Continue to wisk until it boils. Immediately remove from heat. Do not bring it to a rolling boil or the milk will burn and curdle. (I've done it 100 times and it tastes gross).
*If you like a creamier latte, use more milk or all milk/no water. (Personally, I like a pretty even mix or just slightly more milk than water. Otherwise its too creamy for my liking. But its a personal preference. Play with the ratios until you find a consistency you love.
Rosanne is a life coach, has her degree in Sports Medicine, is a former state champ and national level NPC figure competitor. As a foodie & lover of all things health & wellness she is determined to make the world a healthier place by sharing one fit tip at a time. She serves up real, easy to digest advice for real people.