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If you guys had a stressful couple of days and looking for ways to relax and unwind I have the perfect drink for you. Cutting down on caffeine is definitely helping when you’re trying to reduce stress, so if you’re looking for an alternative to your coffee matcha is great.
Yes, matcha contains caffeine but thanks to the amino acid L-Theanine, the caffeine is slowly released so there is a calming, relaxing effect. Also, matcha has a high antioxidant content since it’s full of catechins, flavonoids, and polyphenols.
Add to these benefits the amazing properties of adaptogenic herbs and your have a powerful drink. I have been a fan of adaptogens for a while and I find them of great help to release tension and ease fatigue when taken often.
This green tea latte contains a teaspoon on my favorite adaptogen blend which is a mixture of Reishi, lions mane, chaga, cordyceps mushrooms and other calming herbs!
You will love this matcha because it’s rich, creamy, warming with an earthy, vegetal flavor and slightly sweetened. Also it’s vegan, dairy-free and refined sugar-free!
It will take you less than 5 minutes to make and will help make your mornings or afternoons more relaxing and enjoyable!
Adaptogenic Matcha Latte| Vegan, Dairy-free
A creamy dairy-free hot green tea latte with added health promoting adaptogens!
- Sift your matcha powder into a mug so it’s not clumpy. Add you adaptogen blend powder. Pour in a little hot water and mix well. Add the rest of the hot water. Make sure your water is about 170 degrees hot. You don’t want it boiling hot.
- Heat up the soy milk and froth using a frother.
- Pour the milk in your green tea. Add some cinnamon on top if you want.
- Make sure your water is hot (around 180 degrees), not boiling.
- Instead of soy milk you can use coconut milk as well.
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It’s starting to get really cold out here so I’m increasingly craving soups and warm meals and of course there’s nothing cozier than a big bowl of chili! Usually chili would contain a mixture of beans but I decided to try something different, so I came up with this lentil chili recipe and I was definitely not disappointed.
In fact I am making this again very soon! I can say with certainty that this chili has nothing to envy from a traditional chili. It is so rich, thick and full of flavor that will almost make you think that there’s some kind of meat in it. But no! It’s totally vegan and it simply contains lentils, veggies and a mixture of spices!
I added sweet potatoes to this dish and that upgraded it majorly! It adds a bit of sweetness and extra texture and balances the deep flavor of the dish. This recipe is super simple and even though you will only need simple pantry-friendly ingredients it tastes amazing and has so many different layers of flavors.
I took my time simmering this chili slowly to perfection and I would advise you doing the same. The longer it simmers the better the flavors meld together. I loved this recipe so much and I wouldn’t change a thing when done again except for adding a bit of tomato paste which I did not have in my pantry.
Also, you won’t need much equipment or lots of cleaning afterwards with this recipe since it’s made in just one pot. You will simply add your ingredients in different steps.
So there you have it! Here is your next dinner! I really hope you enjoy it as much as we did at my home!
One Pot Lentil Sweet Potato Chili | Vegan
A one pot rich and thick chili made with lentils, sweet potatoes and a mixture of flavorful spices!
- 1 cup dry green lentils, soaked for a few hours or overnight
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, diced (as pictured above)
- 1 yellow onion, diced (as pictured above)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 stalks celery, sliced thinly
- 1 pepper of your choice (I used a sweet orange pepper), diced
- 2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 6-7 cups water
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 tso cumin
- 1/2 tsp onion salt
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp all spice
- 3 tsp vegetable bouillon
1. In a 5qt Dutch oven heat your olive oil over medium high heat, add your onion and garlic and sautee for two, three minutes until softened. Add your celery, lentils, and spices besides allspice and chili powder, and 1 cup of water, stir and let sauce for 5 or 10 minutes until fragrant.
2. Add crushed tomato and stir. Add 3 cups of water and your vegetable bouillon and bring to a simmer. Let simmer for about 30 minutes until the lentils are tender while occasionally stirring and adding some of your chili powder. Adding your chili powder gradually in a span of 30 minutes will give your chili a deeper layered flavor.
3. Once your lentils are soft, add the sweet potato, peppers, allspice and rest of water and reduce heat to medium low. Let slowly simmer for another 15-20 while occasionally stirring. This will help your chili thicken. If your chili becomes too thick your can always add a bit more water.
4. Remove from heat and cover with the lid until it’s time to eat or let cool for 10 minutes and serve! Serve your chili with some avocado or vegan sour cream and some cilantro!
- You can refrigerate any left overs up to 4 days or even freeze it.
- This chili is even tastier when enjoyed the next day.
- If you want the chili flavor to be more distinctive you could add another tsp of chili powder but I highly recommend adding it slowly while your chili simmers as I explained above.
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I’ve said it again, I have a favorite ingredient combination and that is tahini-matcha. In a previous post I shared my matcha Tahini chia pudding recipe and of course I had to share a matcha latte that contains tahini as well.
There’s just something amazing about combining those two ingredients together! The bitter toasted sesame flavor compliments the vegetal, grassy flavor of matcha like no other seed of nut butter can.
This matcha latte is equal parts creamy, sweet, nutty, earthy. And of course it’s vegan, gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free.
It contains 6 ingredients and will take you less than 5 minutes to make, so it’s the perfect drink to start your day with or as an afternoon treat.
A perfect way to get you some boost of energy without the caffeine jitters, thanks to an amino acid found in matcha, called L-Theanine!
Maple Tahini Matcha Latte | Vegan
A warm matcha latte that's perfectly sweet and creamy with tahini for a toasted sesame aftertaste.
- In a small saucepan heat up your water and coconut milk, add the matcha powder, tahini, maple syrup and cinnamon and mix well. Bring to a slow simmer.
- Pour half the liquid into a mug and froth using a frother. Pour the other half into a mug and add some more cinnamon if you would like.
- You can use any dairy free milk you would like instead of coconut milk but I have noticed that coconut milk makes the latte more creamy.
- You can add more maple syrup if you prefer your matcha latte more sweet.
- Also you can add more cinnamon or skip it.
I love harissa! It gives a great taste to everything added on and a nice kick of spice! Roasting my vegetables after I mix them with a nice spoonful of harissa has become a habit of mine lately, so I thought how about sharing a …