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ADD or ADHD Buster~Coffee Alternative



When I travel to S. Korea to visit my international student's families this is always a major purchase for me.  Also, when I receive a 'care package' from them this is the favorite addition to my package, plus the Kimchi~oh yeah!!!


This is a very easy matcha latte recipe that you can enjoy cold in the hot summer months or warm in the cold winter months. It only takes a few minutes to make and is great in the morning or at any time of the day.


Matcha is a green tea that is rich with powerful antioxidants, which help to stop the effects of harmful free radicals within the body. It is a great drink that helps to stimulate the mind and increase its thinking powers and efficiency. As a result, matcha is a great and natural alternative to coffee when consumed in the morning as it has the same benefits, yet without the side effects.


Matcha green tea powder is quite expensive, but the benefits of this tea are well worth it.  Among the many benefits, it increases energy levels, increases mental alertness, helps eliminate parasites, boosts the immune system, fights against heart problems, and helps with weight loss.  Also, a  wonderful addition to those with ADD or ADHD.


Recipe Ingredients

1 tsp. Matcha Green Tea Powder (I use 1 T., it's not too strong)
1/2 cup Warm Water
1 cup Raw Almond Nut Milk
1/2 tbsp. Raw Honey or Agave
1/2 tbsp. Raw Coconut Oil




Heat the water to a warm temperature and stir in the matcha powder, honey and coconut oil until dissolved. Stir in the nut milk and with a stick blender give it a quick blend.

For a cold drink you can chill it in the fridge for an hour or serve it on ice cubes. For a warm drink, heat the nut milk on low heat until warm and consume immediately.

Hope you enjoy it!


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Comment by Rita on July 25, 2011 at 2:31pm
@Molly, don't you just love the Asian markets...definitely quite the adventure for there are so many things most of us have never seen at our regular markets.  Did you find Matcha Green Tea Powder there?  Jill, if you go just make sure it's Organic Matcha for all the benefits I mentioned above.   There is a departure between Green Tea Powder and Matcha Green Tea's the difference between the age of the plant and the region, the soil makes a huge difference.  Still, regular Green Tea has it's benefits as well.   Also, it's very important to buy teas organically grown, especially from other countries!  America uses a lot of chemicals but other countries use things we've banned years ago.   Happy brews to ya!!!  xoxo~Rita~/~
Comment by Hot Ta-Molly on July 25, 2011 at 7:31am
Jill, if you have an asian market close buy you can buy green tea powder for under $10.  That's where I bought mine.  Asian markets are quite the adventure and I highly recommend a shopping trip to one.
Comment by Rita on July 24, 2011 at 11:13pm

@jill anderson~how frustrating is this....I replied to your question but my post is not here!  Will try again~

I am not allowed to add links according to "House Rules".   

You can go to: eden foods  Search for: Organic Matcha - Green Tea Powder,  Size: 1.06 oz/$30 or 1 lb./$100.  NOTE* 1 oz.=1 serving.  Also, you can go to:  Amazon and search for the same title.  You can try eBay, however, make sure your source is from S. Korea or Japan and is certified organic......there are a lot of people selling it there and some of it doesn't look very trustworthy! 

Hope that helps.


Comment by Lisa Johnson on July 24, 2011 at 8:45pm
Delish! Can't wait to try it!
Comment by Debra Garner on July 24, 2011 at 7:39pm
this sounds yummy!
Comment by jill anderson on July 24, 2011 at 4:42pm
Rita,Hello I was wondering where can u buy this tea powder?And how pricey is it?thanks:)
Comment by Rita on July 24, 2011 at 4:19pm

@marythecanuck it really does taste like a latte!  Green of course.  You may use more almond milk if you like it really milky.

With regard to the caffeine:  Some green teas can contain a sizable amount of caffeine, depending on where they were grown, what variety was grown, at what stage the leaves were harvested and how the tea was processed. There are hundreds of different varieties of green tea. But a good rule of thumb is that the older the tea leaf, the more the caffeine. Higher grades of tea, like the Japanese sencha, gyokuru and matcha, and Chinese white teas and yellow teas are all made from rather young leaves, and so generally contain little caffeine.

One thing that tea contains which coffee and chocolate doesn't is L-Theanine.  Not only is this mildly-GABAergic, but it also seems to cancel out a lot of the negative side-effects of Caffeine, resulting in a good synergy not present in Coffee or Cacao. It is also a powerful anti-oxident, which works out well with the other anti-oxidents in tea.  The content of Theobromine and Theophylline in tea is negligible, IMO. But just in case you were wondering, Theobromine actually has more of a sedative effect on the mind even though it is still a cardiac stimulant; and Theophylline is almost completely peripherally-acting and quite toxic at high doses.

With all that said, I am greatly effected by caffeine to the tune of Insomnia.  I can drink this, am stimulated but not jittery.  It wears off well and does not linger like coffee or cacao caffeine~these two take 12 hours to exit your system.

Did not mean to be so lengthy, but health and alternative medicine is my passion.


Hippocrates: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”



Comment by marythecanuck on July 24, 2011 at 3:13pm

is this caffeine free? does it actually taste like a latte?


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