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Extreme Diabetes Management: Warm and Welcoming Green Tea Latte

Updated on June 15, 2018
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Seafarer Mama (Karen) loves to lose herself in the culinary arts by mixing her storytelling with sharing recipes.

Glowing Frothy Green Tea Latte

A glowing green tea latte, ready to savor.
A glowing green tea latte, ready to savor. | Source

Introduction

Welcome back to my Extreme Diabetes Management recipe series! The recipes in this series were created during a very strict detox food challenge recommended by my chiropractor as a way to potentially reverse my Type II Diabetes. My change in eating habits required that I stop eating all processed foods, sugars, dairy (except for butter and heavy whipping cream), fruits (except for avocado), starches, legumes, grains, sauces and alcohol. As a result, I reduced my A1c from 7.0 to 6.4. This has encouraged me to keep the eating habits I've developed as a result of this food challenge.

Home-Made Green Tea Latte

In this article you will learn to make a relaxing frothy green tea latte glowing with healthiness. It takes only a few ingredients and a milk frother to create this delicious drink. The tea with the honey is both soothing and is filled to the brim with healing properties. The brain-boosting properties of the Matcha tea make a green tea latte the perfect warm drink to have by your side in the evening whether you like to read, play games, work on puzzles or complete a craft.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: Serves 1-2 people with a mug full of frothy latte.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Water, boiled
  • 1 tablespoon Matcha tea powder
  • 1/2 cup Heavy whipping cream, warm and frothed
  • 1 teaspoon Pure raw honey

Instructions

  1. Simmer the water on the stove. Then whisk in 1/2 tspn honey + 1 tblspn Matcha tea powder.
  2. Simmer heavy whippng cream on the stove. Then whisk in 1/2 tspn honey.
  3. Pour half the cream into a mug, then fluff it up with your frother.
  4. Froth the tea in the pan for extra bubbles. Then pour half the tea into the mug of fluffy frothed cream.
  5. Swirl the tea and cream together with a small spoon, and sip.

Calories in each mug of Green Tea Latte

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 236
Calories from Fat198
% Daily Value *
Fat 22 g34%
Saturated fat 13 g65%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 25 g8%
Sugar 8 g
Fiber 8 g32%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 82 mg27%
Sodium 1 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Nutrition Research Notes

Matcha tea is packed with health benefits! Some of the proven benefits of Matcha tea include:

  • Calms the mind
  • Boosts memory and concentration
  • Carries Antioxidants that protect the body from damage by free radicals
  • Carries phytonutrients, such as chlorophyll
  • Strengths your immune system
  • Boosts metabolism and helps promote weight loss
  • Protects the heart and liver
  • Contains plenty of dietary fiber

Pure Raw Honey

A small amount of raw honey in warm drinks contains vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients carried by the bees from the flowers and plants they pollinate. Some of the benefits of pure, raw, unprocessed honey include:

  • Carries Antioxidants
  • Anti-fungal agent, killing harmful bacteria from your system
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Soothes sore throats
  • Heals digestive issues

Heavy Whipping Cream

As noted also in my coffee latte recipe article, heavy cream contains lots of fat and some sugars, but it also contains protein to balance its profile. Another benefit is that it aids in feeling full, so you can avoid those late night hunger pangs.

Source: For more information about the benefits of Matcha Tea and other ingredients, read about the ingredients I've used on https://www.healthline.com.

Putting together a Frothy Green Tea Latte

How do you like this green tea latte recipe?

3 stars from 2 ratings of Warm and Welcoming Green Tea Latte

© 2018 Karen A Szklany

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    • Seafarer Mama profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A Szklany 

      10 months ago from New England

      Thank you for the info, Peggy!

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      Peggy Woods 

      10 months ago from Houston, Texas

      It is great that your diabetes management was aided by following your chiropractor's advice. Thanks for sharing your tea recipe with us. My husband developed type 2 diabetes and has had remarkable results following a Dr. Reddy diet. You can do an Internet search and find several results. Watch the one that takes about an hour to find out the foods that he suggests and ones to avoid if you are interested. As to fruits, he suggests eating only berries.

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      peachy 

      11 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      Keep finger crossed!

    • Seafarer Mama profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A Szklany 

      11 months ago from New England

      Hi Peachy ~ I hope your mom enjoys the green tea latte when you make it. ~:0)

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 

      11 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      My mom is a diabetic. However she loves coffee. Gonna try to pacify her to drink tea

    • Seafarer Mama profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A Szklany 

      3 years ago from New England

      Great, Linda! Let me know how you like it. Hope making it is as enjoyable as sipping it. You can comment here or on You Tube below the video. ~:0)

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      Linda Crampton 

      3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Matcha tea, whipped cream, and honey sounds like a delicious combination. I'll try making your green tea latte soon.

    • Seafarer Mama profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A Szklany 

      3 years ago from New England

      @ peachy ~ Yes, it does help. If the raw honey is the only sugar she has, it'll be beneficial.

      @ billybuc ~ Hey Bill, hope Bev enjoys it! It does feel like we're a bit ahead of the game when we enjoy healthy food and drink while we're still fully healthy, or at least close to it.

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      peachy 

      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      I had long heard that green tea is beneficial for diabetes, my mom needs it

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Not for me, but my wife would like this, and she doesn't have diabetes...so something for everyone here. :)

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