Keto Matcha Green Tea:
This keto matcha green tea recipe is a slightly modified version from my friend Megan Kelly. She has an incredible site Renewing All Things – Biblically Based Health, Nutrition and Lifestyle specializing in neurobiology, healing, and mental health.
If you enjoy recipes like this, you may be interested in my advanced nutrition and recipe book the Keto Metabolic Breakthrough.
Keto Matcha Green Tea
Yield 1-2 Servings
- 1 cup filtered water
- 2 tablespoons organic full-fat coconut milk
- ½ teaspoon matcha green tea, or 1–2 matcha green tea bags
- Liquid stevia, to taste
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil or Keto Brain MCT oil
- ½ teaspoon grass-fed butter or ghee (optional)
- 1/2–1 scoop vanilla-flavored Bone Broth Protein
Step #1: In a small saucepan, bring the water and coconut milk to a light boil. Add the tea and sweetener and stir until fully combined. Remove from the heat.
Step #2: Add the contents of the saucepan, the coconut oil, and the butter, if using, to a glass high-powered blender (the hot liquid could melt a plastic blender jar) and blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until creamy.
Step #3: Transfer to a serving cup and serve immediately.
Step #1: In a small saucepan, bring the water to a light boil. Add the tea leaves and stir until fully combined. Remove from the heat and set aside for 5 minutes.
Step #2: Remove and discard the tea leaves. Return the saucepan to the heat, add the coconut milk and stevia, and return to a light boil.
Step #3: Place the contents of the saucepan, the coconut oil, and the butter, if using, in a glass high-powered blender and blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until creamy.
Step #4: Transfer to a serving cup and serve immediately.
***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**
**Nutritional info does not include optional ingredients.
Serving Size 1 cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10 g
Total Carbohydrates 2 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 1 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
There are numerous ways to make a delicious bullet proof latte… try one of these combinations!
- Just use 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk instead of coconut oil and butter
- Use the combination of coconut oil to butter that you find you come to like. I like having a tablespoon total of a mixture of both with a splash of coconut milk…I really don’t measure though;)
- You can use green tea bags or matcha green tea powder (we have a link at the top).
- Sweeten to your taste. Most of the time I do not sweeten with anything. Sometimes I use stevia, or a tiny bit of raw honey if I want a treat before bed. Do what works for you!
- You can add in some bone broth protein or collagen peptides for good collagen protein and to make this a true meal replacement.
- Heck, you don’t even have to use green tea! I also love doing this with chi tea and other black teas.
Dr Jockers Comments:
I am a huge fan of doing a fat burning coffee recipe in the morning to get your body burning fat and producing ketones. For those that do not do well with coffee…this keto matcha green tea has all the same benefits and even more antioxidant and cancer fighting potential!
Green tea is rich in the polyphenol antioxidant catechin called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). This anti-oxidant is thought by most to be responsible for the health benefits linked to green tea consumption.
EGCG is considered to be one hundred times more potent than vitamin C and twenty-four times stronger than vitamin E. The powerful ability to scavenge free radicals makes green tea one of the best anti-aging herbs. EGCG is one of a handful of unique antioxidants that has shown an ability to influence mutant DNA formations to potential reverse chronic disease states.
Green tea contains caffeine but it is less than half of that found in coffee. The amount of caffeine found in green tea really varies depending upon the amount of tea used, the brand and the quality. The first infusion of green tea leaves is the highest quality and has the most amount of caffeine.
It is extremely important to get organic green tea as the conventional may be highly sprayed with toxic pesticides and herbicides. Many coffee shops and big companies carry green tea that is commercially produced and contains an abundance of environmental toxins. This is not healthy and should be avoided.
Pregnant women and newborns shouldn’t drink large amounts of green tea as its ability to bind to DHFR may increase the risk of folate deficiencies in the newborn and increase the risk of spina bifida or other neural tube disorders.