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White Chocolate Matcha Latte (Paleo, Whole30, Keto, Vegan)

This delicious and creamy White Chocolate Matcha Latte is healthy and decadent, and it’s a perfect paleo and vegan low carb drink for the holidays, or any time you want to cozy up with a warm drink!

White Chocolate Matcha Latte

Matcha fans! If you love the antioxidant-rich and delicious calm energy that matcha latte brings you, you are going go crazy for this festive and creamy white chocolate matcha latte that’s perfect for the holidays. If you are reading this over the warmer months, you can just pour it over ice to enjoy it cold!

White Chocolate Matcha Latte Recipe

Whether I’m drinking hot chocolate, coffee, or matcha, my taste preference is, the creamier the better. I just love that decadent and foamy taste, which is why you’ll see me adding some kind of dairy-free milk to my drinks. So to make my original matcha latte recipe even more creamy, I thought, “Why not add white chocolate?” Turns out, white chocolate and matcha are a match made in heaven, and this delicious recipe is a proof of that.

White Chocolate Matcha Latte

What Is Cacao Butter?

You’ll notice that I add cacao butter in this recipe, and I get asked often, “What actually is cacao butter?” Cacao butter is what white chocolate is made of and it comes from cacao beans. It’s actually quite healthy and packed with nutrient-rich fats and antioxidants.

While white chocolate is a mixture of cacao butter, sugar, and other additives, cacao butter is less processed while tasting like creamy white chocolate if you use them in recipes the right way. It’s a perfect addition in this white chocolate matcha latte!

White Chocolate Matcha Latte

Pique Tea Sun Goddess Matcha

I recently tried out a new-to-me matcha brand, Pique Tea Sun Goddess Matcha, and it has quickly become my favorite. Not only is it so smooth and tastes amazing, it is the world’s PUREST Ceremonial Grade matcha. It is the FIRST matcha to Quadruple Toxin Screen for:

  • Heavy Metals
  • Fluoride
  • Pesticides
  • Toxic Mold
  • Radioactive Isotopes

Why are these tests needed?

The DISTURBING Truth About Matcha

It probably never crossed your mind, but what if the very drink you’re drinking for health could be a brew of pesticides and other toxins? Turns out, the highest grade ceremonial grade matcha is never organic, and organic matcha is never the highest grade.

Farms in Japan are located very close to each other so ‘pesticide drift’ is a huge problem. Chemical pesticides and herbicides used on one farm get carried by wind to adjacent farms! And hundreds of tons of radioactive water are still being pumped into the water everyday from the site of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima.

When you’re drinking something to improve your health, the last thing you want to do is introduce toxins along with it, especially if it’s a daily habit. Consuming pesticides and herbicides (glyphosate) every day, even in trace amounts, can have scary cumulative long-term health effects.

White Chocolate Matcha Latte

Why I Chose Pique Sun Goddess Matcha

After studying the matcha-making process and learning from Japanese cultivars and tea masters, Pique finally found the cleanest source. Their matcha comes from a tea farm located in Kagoshima, which neighbors Okinawa, a “Blue Zone” linked to human longevity.

It is also the FURTHEST possible spot from Fukushima’s radioactive and industrial pollution.

In addition, Pique’s matcha leaves are also shaded up to 35% longer than other leaves, which creates a much higher level of l-theanine, aka nature’s chill pill. It’s the ingredient in matcha that gives you calm, focused energy. Raising the level of l-theanine through shading also increases the creamy “umami” flavor of their matcha, which I can definitely taste!

Shading also results in higher levels of chlorophyll which helps flush away heavy metals, toxins and chemicals in your body. How cool is that??

I’m seriously so impressed by this company and the reports that I’ve seen when I asked them for it. No other company has been able to provide me with results to back their claims like Pique has.

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Hope you enjoy this White Chocolate Matcha Latte recipe, and leave a comment below if you have any questions about the importance of matcha quality!

White Chocolate Matcha Latte

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White Chocolate Matcha Latte (Paleo, Whole30, Keto, Vegan)

This delicious and creamy White Chocolate Matcha Latte is healthy and decadent, and it's a perfect paleo and vegan low carb drink for the holidays, or any time you want to cozy up with a warm drink!
Calories 178kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine almond milk and cacao butter in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until cacao butter is fully melted. 

Immersion blender method

  • Pour about 1/3 of the heated mixture into a mug that's big enough to fit the head of the immersion blender.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, then lower the immersion blender and start blending. Blend for about 1 minute until the matcha is dissolved and foamy.
  • Add the rest of the almond milk/cacao butter mixture to the mug, and enjoy.

Regular blender method

  • Add the heated mixture into a blender, then add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Blend until smooth and foamy.
  • Pour into a mug, and enjoy!

Notes

Want to enjoy it cold? Just pour it over ice to make iced white chocolate matcha latte!

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 406mg | Calcium: 37.5%

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Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Learn how to make a refreshing and anti-inflammatory Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte. It’s a delicious summer drink that’s Whole30 and keto-friendly!

Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte

I’m totally an iced latte girl whether it comes to coffee, matcha, or even golden milk! There’s something so delicious and indulgent when a creamy drink is served on ice, it’s almost like milkshake but so much healthier.

Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte Recipe

Every time I’m avoiding caffeine when I’m especially stressed out, bulletproof turmeric latte is one my go-to’s in the morning. It’s super tasty, has amazing ani-inflammatory components, and keeps my blood sugar leveled.

What makes bulletproof turmeric latte different from regular latte? It contains healthy fats like butter (or ghee, in my case) and MCT oil. They provide fuel for the brain so you stay extra alert, increase fat burning activities in the body, and gives you a steady dose of energy in the mornings. Not to mention, the latte gets extra creamy and foamy making it super tasty!
Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte

What is MCT oil?

MCT stands for medium chain triglycerides, and they are special fatty acids that provide fuel for the body and brain. What’s different about MCT oil than other fatty acids is that they are quickly processed in the liver instead of bypassing the digestive system, making them easily absorbable and great for mental energy and clarity.

Also, if you are on the ketogenic diet, MCTs can be broken down into ketones, which the body can use as energy for fuel rather than glucose. Ketones promote fat-burning activities in the body as well as reduce inflammation. I also personally love it because it contains caprylic acid which have been great for healing my gut and candida issues. Here’s a full list of all the benefits:

  • Improves cognitive function and reduces brain fog
  • Has anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties to fight digestive issues like candida and SIBO
  • Promotes fat burning activities in the body
  • Supports nutrient absorbtion
  • Provides energy for brain and muscles
  • Decreases inflammation

It’s difficult to get a high dose of MCT in our diet (coconut oil is about 62% MCT oils, but about 50% of that is lauric acid, which isn’t considered true MCT) so supplementing with MCT oil is a great way to get in your daily intake, and it’s so easy to do with a delicious drink like this Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte!

Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte

Choosing Quality MCT Oil

While there are many MCT oil products out there on the market, they are not all made the same. Some of them are not 100% pure, are sourced from unsustainable palm oil or soy-based hexane, or contain genetically modified ingredients.

One of the cleanest and purest MCT oil I’ve found is Perfect Supplement’s Perfect MCT Oil, which is organic and made from non-GMO coconuts. It contains 100% C8 (caprylic acid) and C10 (capris acid) and have been batch tested to ensure that it contains nothing but coconuts.

I love that it really doesn’t taste like anything at all and I can put it in all my morning drinks, whether it’s coffee, matcha, or this delicious Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte.

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Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Learn how to make a refreshing and anti-inflammatory Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte. It's a delicious summer drink that's Whole30 and keto-friendly!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 264kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk or any other dairy free milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 scoop grass fed collagen Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off your entire order
  • 2 tsp MCT oil Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off your entire order
  • 2 tsp ghee or grass-fed butter
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional: Optional: sweetener of your choice Omit for Whole30
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients except ice in a blender. 
  • Blend until smooth and frothy. 
  • Pour into a glass over ice and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 31.3% | Iron: 5.1%

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How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

Learn how to dye Easter eggs naturally using real food ingredients, and without any chemical laden food dyes. It’s easy and the colors are so vibrant and fun!

How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

Growing up, painting and decorating eggs was one of my favorite Easter activities. I’ve always loved coloring and colors, in general, and I still find dying eggs a very fun and relaxing activity that I look forward to.

These days, I don’t use artificial dyes which are filled with chemicals and toxins that are linked to hyperactivity, cancers, kidney failures, and various other health risks. Did you know that in Europe, most foods with artificial coloring come with a warning label?

Because of this, I dye Easter eggs naturally with dyes made with fruits, veggies, and other food items that you may easily have in your kitchen already. The result isn’t as strong and even as artificial food dyes, but I prefer the rustic and speckled look of these eggs more and I think they are far more beautiful.

How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

I especially love how the blue turned out. I made the dye for it using red cabbage leaves and the result is such a gorgeous and vibrant shade of blue. My second favorite is the purple eggs made with grape juice, which turned out with a very cool, uneven design that makes them look almost galaxy-like.

The whole process is so easy and it’s something you can do as a family, even with little kids. And you won’t have to worry that they might put the dye in their mouths, as all the ingredients are 100% real food. But if you want to cut time and use prepackaged dyes, you can purchase these natural, plant based food dyes that are toxin free.

If you do decide to dye Easter eggs naturally, let me know how they turn out! I love getting comments from you guys of what you think of my recipes or tutorials, whether they are positive or negative (in a CONSTRUCTIVE way). It helps me improve my content and keep growing as a blogger!

How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally
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How to Dye Easter Eggs Natually

Learn how to dye Easter eggs naturally using real food ingredients, and without any chemical laden food dyes. It's easy and the colors are so vibrant and fun!
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

Hard boiled eggs

  • Brown shelled eggs for color green
  • White shelled eggs for all other colors
  • Water
  • Ice

Dye base

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar

For red/deep pink

  • 2 cups shredded beets

For orange

  • 2 cups yellow onion skin

For yellow

  • 1/4 cup turmeric powder

For green and blue (use brown eggs for green and white eggs for blue)

  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage

For purple (omit water for this one)

  • 2 cups grape juice

For brown (omit water for this one)

  • 2 cups strong brewed coffee cooled

Instructions

Hard boiled eggs

  • Bring water to a boil in a pot over medium high heat.  
  • Gently lower the eggs into the water so they don't break, and let it come to a boil again. Once it does, lower the heat, and let the eggs simmer for 11 minutes.
  • Prepare a large bowl with an ice bath.
  • Once the eggs are done cooking, transfer them to the ice bath for at least 15 minutes. 

For red/deep pink, orange, yellow, green, and blue

  • Place 2 cups of water and color ingredient in a saucepan. 
  • Heat over high heat until the mixture comes to a boil. 
  • Turn down the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.  
  • Let the dye liquid cool for one hour, then strain. 
  • Place the liquid in a jar or a glass container, then add vinegar.
  • Add the eggs into the dye then place in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
  • Once the eggs have dyed to your liking, carefully remove from the dye and place on a paper towel lined plate and let them air dry. Try not to wipe or smudge with your fingers until completely dry. 

For purple and brown

  • Combine the color ingredient and vinegar in a jar. 
  • Add eggs to the dye.
  • Place in the refrigerator for 24 hours. 
  • Once the eggs have dyed to your liking, carefully remove from the dye and place on a paper towel lined plate and let them air dry. Try not to wipe or smudge with your fingers until completely dry.

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