If you’re looking for a low calorie, delicious way to take a (guilt-free) break in your day, try my easy matcha green tea latte! Not only does this 40-calorie treat taste amazing, but it also can provide you with a (likely much-needed) energy boost too.
Healthy Coffee Substitute
When I cut had to quit drinking coffee a few months ago, I wanted something more than just black or green tea each morning. Something fun, warm, and yet still healthy. That’s when I discovered matcha green tea and started making a matcha latte each morning.
Oh my goodness. From the first sip, I was hooked! Talk about one of the best lattes ever.
This simple little recipe is a game-changer, my friends. A matcha green tea latte provides natural energy that’s not near as overstimulating as caffeine and it’s absolutely delicious. It’s like heaven in a drink.
Low Calorie, Sugar-Free Matcha Latte
I’ve tweaked my recipe over the past couple of months and settled on this simple and amazingly delicious version. I also had some health goals I wanted this latte to hit, and I’m happy to say I nailed it!
This Matcha Green Tea Latte recipe is:
- refined sugar-free
Even better? This scrumptious matcha green tea latte has just 40 calories per serving! So that means you can drink it pretty much guilt-free. Cheers!
Quick Matcha Green Tea Latte
Another thing: this latte recipe is incredibly simple. You can make it in less than 5 minutes.
I know, I know. I’ve read how you’re supposed to treat matcha green tea carefully and stir it “just so” as to ensure the perfect flavor. Um, no. I don’t have that kind of time.
If it isn’t quick-and-simple, it’s not going to happen. At least at my house! I just want my morning latte and I want it now. Don’t you?
Benefits of Matcha Green Tea
Matcha green tea is like green tea on steroids; one cup of matcha tea is like 10 cups of regular green tea. And you’ve heard about how drinking green tea can boost your metabolism and help with weight loss, right?
Matcha green tea can also increase energy levels and not just a quick boost, but sustained energy for hours. Isn’t that what every mom needs?
There are a ton more benefits to matcha green tea – you can learn about some of those here and here. It’s safe to say that this stuff is awesome for you!
How to Make a Matcha Latte
Now that you know why you need to make yourself a matcha green tea latte stat, here’s how to do it!
Matcha Green Tea Latte Ingredients
The first and most important ingredient is matcha green tea powder. This is my favorite brand though I’ve also used this one with great results.
You’ll also need your favorite dairy-free drink of choice (I prefer almond milk), vanilla extract, and stevia drops.
This is the stevia I use. (One bottle will last a long time – I still have half my bottle of stevia and I’ve used it almost daily for 4 months!)
A Note on Sweetener
About the sweetener: you will need something because matcha green tea is very bitter. I never sweeten my drinks, but even I have to have a little sweetener to combat the bitterness.
I’ve tried different types of unrefined sweeteners in this matcha green tea latte recipe, including maple syrup and honey, but I always come back to the stevia drops. The stevia seems to pair the best with the matcha green tea, adding a subtle sweetness without taking anything away from the delicious green tea flavor.
How to Make a Matcha Green Tea Latte Step by Step
Warm 2 cups of almond milk on the stove or in the microwave until it reaches your desired temperature. You don’t want it too hot (definitely not boiling.)
I usually heat my almond milk in a saucepan on high for 4 minutes.
Pour into a blender, preferably one of those single-serving cups. I have a Ninja blender and love it! (It’s not as high powered as a fancy Vitamix, but it’s not nearly as expensive either.)
Note: If you don’t have a blender (or it’s a pain to use every morning), you can put all the ingredients in a tightly capped Mason jar and shake well.
Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract…
…1/2 to 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder (I recommend starting with less, then increasing as you determine what quantity works for you).
And 3-5 drops of stevia.
Blend for 3-5 seconds, just enough to get a bit of froth on the top.
Open the lid slowly as the pressure can cause the hot liquid to splash out.
Pour into a mug and enjoy.
One batch equals two servings, but I readily admit to drinking both servings each morning.Print
Easy Matcha Green Tea Latte
This 40-calories-per-serving Matcha Green Tea Latte provides long-lasting energy, takes less than 5 minutes to make, and has no dairy, soy, or refined sugar!
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 2 1x
- 2 cups almond milk (or your favorite non-dairy beverage)
- 1/2–1 tsp matcha green tea powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3–5 drops liquid stevia
- Warm 2 cups of almond milk on the stove or in the microwave until it reaches your desired temperature. You don’t want it too hot (definitely not boiling.)
- Pour into a blender, preferably a single-serving blender cup.
- Add the matcha green tea powder, vanilla extract, and stevia drops.
- Blend for 3-5 seconds.
- Serve warm.
- Calories: 40
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I almost bought some matcha green tea powder the other day but wasn’t sure what to do with it. Looks delicious! Might have to go pick some up!
Ellen Christian says
I don’t think I’ve ever tried Matcha Green Tea before. It does sound like a good afternoon pick me up.
Mmmm… my sister made me something like this about a year ago and I think we need to bring it back with this simple recipe. Thanks for sharing!
Vera Sweeney says
I love the idea behind this latte!! I am a huge tea girl and have been working on making better drink choices, I am going to have to try out this recipe!
I have never had a latte before. This looks refreshing.
i love green tea lattes its basically the only this i drink at starbucks but i know starbucks isn’t quite as healthy as this recipe! which I’m excited to try already have matcha powder waiting to be used! when i clicked the link you provided for the stevia drops it took me to the english toffee flavour is that what you use in your drink?
thanks again for this easy recipe.
Hi Jamila! Yes, I use the English toffee flavored stevia drops, though more recently I’ve discovered erythritol sugar and prefer that. I use just 1/2 tsp and there’s no after taste or blood sugar spikes either! (I should update post, huh?)
Hope you enjoy it !:)
This recipe looks like the best replacement for my Starbucks green tea latte habit. Is there any way I can make this without the stevia?
Yes you can! I now drink this daily with just the almond milk, vanilla extract, and matcha green tea.
If you do prefer a sweetener, erythritol is a good alternative to stevia.
Beverly McEntee says
I love your soup recipe. Can’t believe I never made my chicken soup recipe your way. In fact, you have made mea big fan with youriinteresting web pages! Please keep me posted! Greetings from Boston’s North Shore
Can you use green tea bags with regular milk and honey or sugar?
Lol, is it obvious that I don’t have the ingredients for this?
I bought the matcha tea shaker from David’s tea. It is so easy and simple to use and you can take it on the go.
I use mine daily sometimes twice a day
Lora Meyers says
Have been drinking matcha for several years..usually 2-4 times daily. Usually use mostly water with about 3 T creamer, with great results! Use 1/2 packet Splenda. Will try this recipe…sounds delicious!
I hope you enjoy it, Lora!
I have almost used almond milk instead of water. Not sure why, I just did it and it works for me. I feel like water would taste, well watered down to me. Hmm…
I tried it with skim milk, 1/2cup of mountain spring water and added a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon…It was amazing…I can’t have Almond milk so I improvised..The cinnamon gave it that extra kick..