Iced Matcha Latte

It just so worked out that I had this post planned for the day after St. Patrick's Day - what a perfect occasion to share this green drink! For those of you that don't know what matcha is, it's finely ground green tea leaves. I was asked by my sweet friend Katelyn what it tastes like and to tell you the truth, I have no idea ;) I can't quite put my finger on it, but it's so yummy and not much like regular green tea (it's much sweeter). I think most people like to serve their matcha lattes hot, but I've always had mine cold and love it. Maybe someday I'll go out of my bubble and try it warm... someday.

Of the many foodies and health gurus I follow, I don't think I've ever seen people make their matcha alike. This person adds cinnamon, this person puts it in a blender, this person uses a frother, you name it. So, I thought it would be fun to share how I make mine! I hope you like it + give it a try!

My Health Shelf

Hello, hello! After a much-needed, incredibly relaxing, absolutely perfect 2-week vacation in Florida, I'm the happiest camper around. It was suchhh a great time and was so nice to rest, recharge, and get a break from the hustle and bustle at home. I was hoping to get a post up while I was away, but family time always came first, so I never got around to it - and I'm 100% okay with that. However, my creative juices were flowing and I have a few good ideas for content to come!

On a side note, I've gathered all of my favorite products that I find so cool and put together my own little natural remedies shelf. It's become my favorite part of my room: my shelf with the BIGGEST green plant and all of my fun little gadgets inside! One thing I really enjoy is researching natural medicine, how diet affects us as people, and keeping up to date on all the latest trends in healthcare. I find it so interesting how the body works and how we can use outside substances (like the ones I have) to heal things internally. I always keep my opinions and ideas open and never turn down a good health-related article or podcast. My goal is to be as educated as possible about achieving optimum health by knowing what I need that my body doesn't already produce/supply. Take collagen, for example. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body that keeps our hair, joints, skin, and nails healthy. Our bodies supply us with this protein, but in fewer and fewer amounts when we become older or exercise strenuously. After I dug a little deeper into the benefits of collagen, I now take it every day and swear by it. I know there are so many new items out there that I'm unaware of, but I'm grateful and happy with everything I have now! So, here's a peek into my growing little shelf that's been doing the trick for me for quite a while now!