A new gut-supportive latte with antioxidants in town could turn you into a morning person (and no, we’re not talking about turmeric). Coffee shops have started to offer a new green brew by adding algae (like chlorella) to frothy milk to create chlorophyll lattes. If you’re not a green juice or smoothie person, this may be the ultimate solution for getting greens into your mornings.
What is Chlorophyll?
Chlorophyll is a green pigment that gives plant foods— such as chlorella, broccoli, and kale— their deep green color. That’s right, caffeine is no match for this plant pigment. Chlorella is an algae that contains chlorophyll and provides several other essential vitamins and minerals you need to feel your best.
Superfood Coconut Milk Latte: The Ultimate Pick-Me-Up
We’ve put our own twist on this cafe trend and created a coconut milk latte recipe with chlorella and matcha green tea instead of espresso. Since excess caffeine consumption can wear down the adrenal glands over time— and almost guarantees a 12 p.m. blood sugar crash— this is a healthier alternative for energy that lasts longer during the day. This comforting superfood coconut milk latte is naturally sweetened with vanilla extract and maple syrup and blended with creamy coconut milk and coconut cream for gut-supportive healthy fats. Feel free to garnish with a pinch of cinnamon if you’d like!
Yield: 2 servings
2 cups coconut milk (light or full fat)
1 tsp Sun Chlorella Powder
2 tsp matcha powder
1.5 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp sea salt
Coconut whipped cream and marshmallows to top
Whisk together all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat until well incorporated. Heat until the mixture is hot but not boiling. Once hot, remove from heat, pour into two mugs, top with coconut whipped cream and marshmallows, and enjoy!