I have two treats in store for you on this special Thursday post on the Daily Connoisseur. First is the video tutorial for my Maca Latte, which is set to Mozart's Marriage of Figaro and just might be the most dramatic drink tutorial on all of YouTube! Second is the Wink & Winn gift card giveaway, which I know many of you are excited about.
Maca Latte Tutorial
Maca powder is a Peruvian superfood. It is is a root that grows in the Andes mountains. The Peruvians have used maca for its medicinal properties for hundreds of years. Packed with vitamins and minerals, maca is known as a natural stimulant-free energy booster. It benefits the skin and particularly women's health and mood. You can read more about maca here at VegKitchen.
If you don't have health food store near your home, Amazon have a variety of maca powders on sale at discounted prices. Check out their list here.
To make a standard maca latte you will need:
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (in the video I use soy, which is fine too but I prefer almond)
Splash of vanilla soy creamer (if you use vanilla almond milk you will not need this)
1 heaping tablespoon of maca powder
Sprinkle of Raw Cacao Powder (This is optional. Available from health food store or Amazon)
1 frother (optional)
1 mug or teacup
saucepan and spoon
Heat one cup of almond milk and a splash of soy creamer (to taste) in a saucepan while stirring constantly. Pour half of the milk mixture into a cup. Place the maca powder in cup and pour the rest of the milk mixture on top. Using a frother, mix well (around 30 seconds) to prevent the maca from clumping up. Sprinkle raw cacao powder on top. Serve and enjoy!
This recipe makes one serving. Double it up for two.
**Have fun making different variations: add a spoonful of Nutella for a hazelnut latte, put in a teaspoon of flax seed powder if desired, add more cacao powder for a mocha latte.
If you are unable to see my video tutorial above, click here, look in the sidebar of this blog, or check out my channel www.youtube.com/TheDailyConnoisseur
Wink & Winn Giveaway
A while back I posted a review and tutorial for Wink & Winn's custom handbag service. Wink & Winn have kindly offered to give a $200 gift certificate to a reader of the Daily Connoisseur!
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See you next time when we discuss delicate clothing care...
Music in the Maca Latte video:
MUSIC: Mozart's Marriage of Figaro
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Sound Effects by
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