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Cloud Matcha Tea

Last week, I shared the internet craze with you called “Cloud Coffee” or “Dalgona Coffee.” It’s this method of whipping up instant coffee with sugar and water that makes it into a mousse- or cloud-like consistency. You then spoon it over hot or cold milk to make a refreshing coffee drink (sort of, I didn’t actually like it).

In discussing this drink online with some friends, one of the questions someone posed me was, could you do it with matcha? So, I set out to find out…

Cloud Matcha Tea

First of all, just let me say, it doesn’t work the same way. I put the matcha, sugar and water in the workbowl of my mixer and turned it on, and nothing. Zip. Nada. It was not happening. Clearly, there is something in the instant coffee that makes it fluff up.

So then, of course, I thought of aquafaba. I tried adding some to the matcha mixture, but it didn’t work. So I scrapped the entire operation and started over. Such is the nature of recipe development. 🙂

This time, I started with the aquafaba. I whipped it for a while, then added in the sugar. When I got it to the right, cloud-like consistency, then I added in the matcha, and ta-da! Cloud Matcha Tea!

If you’re not vegan, and they don’t make you nervous, you can substitute egg whites for this. Just be careful to not beat them too long, as it’s easier to over beat egg whites than it is to over beat aquafaba (over beating aquafaba is basically impossible, actually).

“Cloud” Matcha Tea

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp aquafaba
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp matcha powder

Method:

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Vanilla Green Tea Kefir Shake

Green tea and vanilla. These are two flavours that I love together.

There’s a macaron joint in my neighbourhood that serves a vanilla green tea, and it’s just my favourite thing.

As the weather gets warmer, though, a young girl’s thoughts turn to Frappucinos. Milkshakes. Smoothies. Cold, creamy, and refreshing, there are unlimited ways to make these frosty drinks.

vanilla green tea kefir shake

The base of this one is matcha and a delicious new vanilla kefir that ended up on my doorstep a week ago.

Now, I’m a fan of kefir. In fact, I’m a fan of anything with probiotics. I take a supplement and I also make sure I eat yogurt or kefir every day.

I should say, for the record, that I there’s yogurt (or kefir) and then there’s yogurt. I think a lot of people buy yogurt thinking it’s good for them, but the kind they are buying actually is packed with sugar and has little nutritional value or probiotics. I usually buy the stuff that’s plain, no sugar, no additives. Or I make my own.

Because I’m buying the plain stuff, I don’t usually eat (or drink) it straight. I usually throw it in a smoothie, which helps to make it less tart and more palatable.

But this stuff! I could drink it straight from the jug! It’s so tasty! And it gives anything you add it to a tart vanilla kick. Oh–and it passed the kid test; Michael loved it and kept asking for it.

This creamy, green “shake” is super healthy and packed with antioxidants and all kinds of other things that are good for you, and it takes about 30 seconds to make.

Vanilla Green Tea Kefir Shake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Kefir (I used Olympic Dairies Organic Vanilla Kefir)
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 6-8 ice cubes
  • 1 tsp vanilla (optional–if you are using plain kefir add it, otherwise the vanilla in the flavoured kefir will do it)
  • 2 tsp Vega’s Protein & Greens Vanilla flavour (optional–this just adds more nutrition)

Method:

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend well until smooth. Serve.

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