Do you make your own superfood lattes? This fun rainbow drink adds fruit to the mix and blends together several popular drinks — matcha, golden milk, and pitaya.
The perfect blend of sweet and creamy, you are going to love sipping on this colorful beverage!
A closer look at what’s inside:
I have been eating lots of pineapple lately! I love adding it to green smoothies and drinks to add vitamin C and flavor. Pineapple also contains bromelain, which has been used to help reduce nasal swelling, inflammation, and more.
Have you tried golden milk? It is a superfood latte made with turmeric. You likely know that turmeric offers a wealth of health benefits. Asian cultures have used this spice medicinally for centuries to treat various ailments. It is thought to be antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-parasitic. Turmeric is often used to treat inflammation and is also thought to benefit the brain, lower your risk of heart disease, and possibly even prevent/treat cancer.
Add a pinch of black pepper whenever you use turmeric to increase absorption in the body. This is because the piperine in black pepper has been shown to increase the bioavailability of curcumin (the main active ingredient in turmeric) by 2,000%.
It’s strawberry season and these delicious berries pair perfectly with pitaya! Strawberries are high in vitamin C, fiber, and water. In general, berries are a low sugar fruit and make a good option for blending into smoothies and other recipes.
I use pitaya powder (AKA dragon fruit) often for its vibrant pink color. It is also high in antioxidants, promoting a healthy gut and strengthening the immune system.
Matcha is made from green tea leaves that have been ground finely into a powder. This means it offers the same benefits as green tea, but is even more concentrated. Add matcha to your recipes for a light caffeine boost and antioxidants including EGCG, which are thought to have cancer-fighting abilities.
I used just a touch of maple syrup to sweeten my matcha layer since my milk was unsweetened. Feel free to sub for agave syrup or your favorite sweetener.
Use whatever milk you would like to blend up this recipe. I used homemade cashew milk — made by soaking 1 cup of cashews in filtered water + sea salt + apple cider vinegar for 2+ hours, draining, rinsing, and blending with 3 cups of filtered water.
Looking for more fun drinks using matcha? Try this refreshing Melon Matcha using watermelon or cantaloupe!
Rainbow Superfood Drink
- 1/2 cup milk I used homemade cashew milk
- 1/4 cup pineapple
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- Pinch black pepper
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2-3 strawberries
- 1 teaspoon pitaya powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder
- Maple syrup to taste
- Blend all ingredients for each layer separately.
- Add the flavors together and watch the colors mix!