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Skinny Iced Green Tea Latte

About 2 months ago a friend introduced me to an iced green tea latte at Starbucks and ever since I've been hooked. Green Tea is a great alternative to coffee. Rich in antioxidants, it gives you a natural energy boost along with many other benefits. The best part? All you need is 60 seconds to prepare this! 

Over the last few months, I've been trying really hard lower my caffeine intake by incorporating more natural ways to stay energized. Another reason I love matcha -no added substances. Stemmed from nutrient-rich Japanese tea leaves, sources say that it is one of the most powerful super foods in the market today.

+ 2 Tbsp. Organic Matcha Powder
+ Soy Milk - Other alternatives are Water, Almond or Dairy Milk
+ 1 Tsp. Stevia Sweetner [Optional - I prefer mine plain]

You should know that matcha can be difficult to mix. Some people use a bamboo whisk, also known as a chasen, to break up the powder but I've found that a covered mason jar or a blender are both great alternatives, especially if you're in a hurry. I always pour my liquid in before the matcha which helps blend things together as well. If you opt for using a covered mason jar, I usually shake it up for around 30 seconds or until it turns a nice green color. 

Unfortunately, matcha powder doesn't come cheap but it's worth the investment. I can usually make up to 15+ lattes which saves me a lot of money at Starbucks. You can buy it at Whole Foods for about $20/jar or online for a bit less.

For years, matcha has been a great source for detoxifying the body, enhancing calmness and gives you a relaxed concentration unlike coffee. Whether you prefer your latte's hot or iced, this latte is a great way to mix up your mornings. Try it and let me know what you think in the comments below! 

Watermelon + Feta Salad

Prepare yourself for the EASIEST salad ever. Summer is one of my favorite seasons primarily because it is full of light and refreshing dishes. Lately, I've been on a watermelon kick so today I wanted to share one of the best ways to eat it. 

Cinnamon Nut Popcorn

In the beginning of my fitness journey I had a really hard time giving up the sweets I loved. I struggled with finding a balance because my thinking was so extreme. I felt guilty for indulging in my favorite desserts and I was very hard on myself. Over time, however, I've learned balance and a few tricks along the way. Air popcorn is great for a light snack and today I am sharing one of my favorite ways to dress it up!