When I say this recipe is life changing, I’m not being dramatic. It’s insanely good. Here’s what’s happening in the Dirty Mint Matcha:
Layer one: Creamy and invigorating matcha blended with fresh mint leaves
Layer two: Perfectly smooth cinnamon honey hemp milk
Layer three: a shot or two of bold espresso
Garnish: extra fresh mint
DIRTY MINT MATCHA:
1 teaspoon of matcha
1/2 cup hot water
5 or 6 fresh mint leaves, and extra for garnish
1 cup hemp milk (recipe below)
1 to 2 teaspoons of raw honey (taste and adjust to your preferences)
a dash of cinnamon
1 to 2 shots of espresso
Hemp Milk Recipe:
Probably the easiest milk you’ll ever make…
1 cup hemp seeds
4 cups filtered water
dash of sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
(add a tablespoon of honey or a few dates to sweeten, I used an unsweetened version because I knew I was adding honey for the dirty mint matcha recipe)
Blend on high until smooth. Voila, you’re finished! You don’t have to strain hemp milk, though feel free to if you’d like.
- Add 1 teaspoon of matcha, 1/2 cup hot water (not boiling), and 5 or 6 mint leaves to your high speed blender. Blend until smooth. A few little flecks of mint may be present- that’s totally fine. Set this minty matcha mixture aside.
- Blend 1 cup of hemp milk (or the milk of your choice) with a healthy sprinkle of cinnamon and 1 to 2 teaspoons of raw honey (depending how sweet you want it to be.) Blend for about 10 seconds on high until everything is incorporated. Set the milk aside.
- Prepare a shot or two of espresso and then you’re ready to put it all together
- Fill a glass with ice and pour in the minty matcha, followed by the cinnamon honey milk, and top it off with the espresso. Garnish with extra mint.