This quick, easy recipe results in a very sweet, but raw, low-sugar and healthy beverage that is incredibly soothing. The banana satisfyingly thickens the tea, and is said to promote natural serotonin and melatonin to help promote calmness.
1 ripe banana
1 tsp vanilla extract
Sweetener to taste (honey, stevia, agave syrup, or coconut sugar)
Cinnamon to taste
Salt to taste
Cut both ends off the banana.
Boil banana in water (~1.5 cups) for 10 minutes. It will smell delicious!
Transfer the banana to a blender, and blend until pureed. Measure out 1.5 tsp of Mizuba matcha powder into your tea bowl. Use the banana puree to make your Matcha.
(Not sure how to make your Matcha? Find out here.)
Once frothy, add a pinch of cinnamon, salt, vanilla extract, and your sweeter of choice.
Whisk again, and enjoy!
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If we're going to make a matcha green tea cocktail, this is the first recipe we turn to: The Mizuba Matcha Gimlet.