What’s green, has 14 grams of protein, 60% of your daily allowance of calcium, 20% of your daily allowance of Vitamins A, C and iron, and 72 grams of sugar?
A Starbuck’s green tea latte that I have vowed never to drink again, that’s what.
I’m kind of sad about it actually. Why didn’t I know this? Not that I indulged on a regular basis, mind you, but in my head I was making a healthier choice. Ha! (Looks like we’re about to reestablish our relationship soy lattes.)
Fortunately, Starbucks visits are rare. I typically frequent their fine establishment while on vacation (aka airports or travel plazas). I also receive personal delivery from Starbucks when my children are home from college. I can always count of them to do a Starbuck’s run for my coworkers and me.
In all honesty, I’d much rather patronize a local mom and pop establishment…but that’s not where I’m going here, so just hold tight.
Most days, coffee and tea are made at home. I have lots of coffee and tea recipes. (You should definitely check out my recipe page.) But green tea lattes were definitely a Starbuck’s thing. Until now that is.
Because look what I made!
Don’t let the color scare you. After all, if you ordered from Starbucks, the tea would be in a white cup and you wouldn’t even be able to see the color.
I really can’t believe how simple this was. I simply made tea (I made matcha, but I’d be willing to guess any tea bag would do the trick.)
Then simply add milk of choice and sweetener. For this cup I used soy milk and agave. I’m thinking next time I’m going to whip up some hemp milk! The possibilities are endless!
What’s green, has a bunch of vital nutrients and only 17 grams of sugar?
Yeah…I knew you’d get it right!
Let me know if you give this a try! I’d love to hear about the combos you tried.
Green Tea Latte
1 c. tea (prepared)
1 c. milk of choice
1 T. sweetener of choice
Add warmed milk to hot tea. Add sweetener. Stir. Put in the microwave to create froth. Drink. Smile. You just saved yourself some money and a serious case of sugar overload. You’re welcome.