Introduction to Energy Boosting Matcha Latte
Welcome to this post about energy boosting matcha latte. As someone with severe ME, I always lack energy and constantly experience serious fatigue. This recipe is a way to take two helpful energy boosting supplements: D. Ribose and Bee Energised.
In this post I will briefly explain the benefits of matcha and each supplement. Then I will share my recipe for energy boosting match latte.
Key Energy Boosting Ingredients
What is Matcha and how does it help?
Matcha is a special type of green tea. It’s more potent with greater levels of antioxidants and caffeine compared to standard green tea. Scientific studies show it can help protect the liver, improve heart health, and assist in weight loss. It has also been shown to improve brain function and may help prevent cancer. Matcha is more expensive than standard green tea, but you only need a small amount to make a drink. For more information see this Healthline article which has lots of interesting details.
What is Bee Energised and how does it help?
Bee Energised is a supplement created by nutritionists. It combines the highest quality nutrient-rich ingredients which have a proven history of benefits in supporting energy and focus. These are the sorts of things you wouldn’t normally get much of in a typical diet. These powerhouse ingredients include: organic Bee pollen, organic matcha tea, organic spirulina, Siberian ginseng, organic green tea leaf, rosemary extract, rose hips, plus vitamins B6 and B12.
This is a great supplement for when you’re run down. As the benefits of taking Bee Energised build with time, regular use helps with ongoing fatigue and lethargy. You don’t have to pop them into a cool matcha drink, you can swallow them with water, or sprinkle them onto yoghurt, juice or smoothie (anything really as long as it’s not hot). I find these really good for both physical and mental wellbeing; they bring both energy and clarity. The bee pollen also helps with hay fever symptoms as an added bonus! For more info see the Unbeelievable Health website, you can also buy on Amazon where it’s around £11, or under £10 with subscribe and save (my recommended option so you don’t forget to re-stock!).
What is D. Ribose and how does it help?
Ribose is a sugar which is made by the body and used for many processes in the body. D. ribose is a supplement often used by people with ME/CFS, fibromyalgia and heart disease. It’s also popular with athletes who want an energy boost. Ribose may help with muscle fatigue in people who experience energy impairment on a cellular level. It may also provide extra energy to the heart during exercise in people with heart disease. It is also used for some other conditions. To date, there is not yet good scientific evidence to support it’s use with these conditions. For more information on potential side effects, dosing and user reviews, see this WebMD page.
Energy Boosting Matcha Latte Recipe
This recipe is super easy to do! If, like me, you’re a low energy spoonie, opt for battery powered matcha whisk like this one from Aerolatte. There are just 6 simple steps
1: Place one teaspoon of matcha powder into your cup.
2: Add one tablespoon of freshly boiled water and whisk into a paste.
3: Stir in one teaspoon of good quality honey.
4: Top up with your favourite type of milk (can be dairy or plant based), add ice if you like.
5: Sprinkle on the contents of 2 Bee Energised capsules.
6: Add one scoop of d.ribose (Bulk provide a 5g scoop in each bag) and stir well.
Have you tried this recipe? What are your favourite energy boosters? Let me know in the comments below. If you’ve enjoyed this post, you might like our other Nutrition Posts or if you’re looking for reviews on supplements click here.