Superfood Matcha Latte

Try using this method to make your morning latte. This drink is delicious, keeps you energized for 4 hours, and helps you lose weight!

Starting my day with a big cup of freshly brewed black coffee had become a daily routine for me. After waking up, I’d go straight to the kitchen and turn on the coffee maker. The sound of the steam running and the aroma of the coffee would start to wake me up. Five minutes later, I’d have a warm cup of coffee in my hands as I sat down in front of the computer. Sipping the hot coffee I’d feel the gears inside my head start to turn.

I’d been repeating the same rhythm for ten years, up until last month.

Superfood Matcha Latte - This drink is delicious, keeps you energized for 4 hours, and helps you lose weight! |

We experimented with the famous Tim Ferriss “morning cocktail”, by blending tea with healthy fats to create a latte-like drink that boosts energy and brain activity. On top of that, the drink was delicious and contained less caffeine. That concept originated from the famous Bulletproof Coffee. By incorporating the spirit of adding healthy fat to your breakfast, you can create your own super drink that will help you stay focused, sharpen your mind, and ease cravings for food.

I really love the fact that now I only need one morning drink to feel energetic over the next 3 to 4 hours, without eating any food or drinking more coffee.

Superfood Matcha Latte - This drink is delicious, keeps you energized for 4 hours, and helps you lose weight! |

Another plus is that when you mix the fat with your tea or coffee, the fat will emulsify and create a latte-like drink without a drip of milk or heavy cream. Your coffee will have a nice layer of thick foam on the top. Its texture silky and smooth. You only need to add a spoonful of honey, to make your morning drink as delicious as a Starbucks latte that provides you with hours of energy and curbs your hunger.

Isn’t it the best idea ever?

Superfood Matcha Latte - This drink is delicious, keeps you energized for 4 hours, and helps you lose weight! |

Now since I’ve learned the secret to making this super drink, I’ve been playing with the idea and started to make more types of morning drink. One of my favorites is the matcha latte. Unlike the traditional recipe, the super matcha latte does not require milk or cream. My recipe does use butter. If you want to create a dairy-free drink, simply replace the butter with coconut oil and you’ll be all set.

All you need is: some matcha powder, a few types of healthy fat, honey, and a hand blender. Of course if you’re making the drink for more than one person, you might want to do it in a big mixer. But since Thomas and I prefer different drinks, we make them in big coffee mugs with our Cuisinart hand blender to reduce cleanup.

For more information on the super drink and the science behind it, check out this post.

If you like the idea, also check out this post and this post by the First Mess for more delicious super drink ideas.

Superfood Matcha Latte - This drink is delicious, keeps you energized for 4 hours, and helps you lose weight! |

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Superfood Matcha Latte

  • Author: Maggie Zhu
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Drink
  • Cuisine: Fusion


  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder (or 1 teaspoon for a milder tea flavor)
  • 1/2 tablespoon MCT oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon grass-fed unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey or to your taste


  1. Bring 1 cup water to a boil. If you have an adjustable tea kettle, set the water temperature to 90 degrees C (180 F).
  2. Combine matcha powder, MCT oil, coconut oil, butter, and honey in a tall glass.
    Superfood Matcha Latte Cooking Process |
  3. Add 2.5 cm (1 inch) hot water. Mix with a hand blender until the oil is emulsified and fully incorporated with the matcha powder.
    Superfood Matcha Latte Cooking Process | Superfood Matcha Latte Cooking Process |
  4. Slowly add the rest of the water. Stir to mix again.
  5. The nutrition facts are calculated based on 1 of the x servings generated by this recipe.



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Hi I'm Maggie Zhu! Welcome to my site about modern Chinese cooking - including street food, family recipes, and restaurant dishes. I take a less labor-intensive approach while maintaining the taste and look of the dish. I am originally from Beijing, and now cook from my Austin, Texas kitchen.

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8 thoughts on “Superfood Matcha Latte

  1. Helen @ Scrummy Lane

    Wow, I’m so fascinated that you added butter to this drink, Maggie!

    It’s all about the healthy fats these days, isn’t it? Down with sugar and up with healthy fat … lol!

    I’m not sure I’m ready to give up my morning capuccino just yet, but I’d definitely give this a go. Thanks so much for teaching me something today!

    1. Maggie Post author

      Yep, fat is coming back again. Woohoo!

      If you love capuccino (like me), try to use the same method for coffee. What I always do is to brew my coffee (generates 1 and 1/2 cup), and use the same ingredients listed here, and blend it until foamy. You’re be surprised how creamy your coffee is 🙂

    1. Maggie Post author

      MCT oil is abstracted from plant based oil (such as coconut oil), which bypasses the metabolic burden of processing in the liver so they quickly become energy in your brain and muscles. If you cannot find MCT oil, use coconut oil as an alternative. Hope this is helpful 🙂

    1. Maggie Post author

      Hi Tony, I think you can replace MCT oil with coconut oil. Your body will need longer time to process it and turn it into energy, but it should work quite well too.

  2. Shihoko

    I love Matcha and your recipe gave me different perspectives. I never thought to add something to it. Instead, we eat really sweet sweets before you ship. I am going to do Matcha round up next week, would it be ok with you if I use your photos and link back to your blog?

    1. Maggie Post author

      Ah, sorry to reply this so late. Of course please feel free to use a photo from any of the post as long as you link back! Thanks so much for featuring my post Shinoko! Let me know when you publish it. I’d like to read it and share it 🙂