6.05.2014

Maca Latte Tutorial and Wink & Winn Giveaway

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!

Please enter the giveaway via the rafflecopter widget below. The winner will be announced on the widget one week from today and will be contacted personally. The giveaway is open internationally so all may enter. Best of luck!

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See you next time when we discuss delicate clothing care...

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MUSIC: Mozart's Marriage of Figaro
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101 comments:

Daniella C said...

I love water with lemon and mint actually as my daytime beverage! But I can always go for a good latte. Yum! What a lovely giveaway Jennifer!

The McMeekins said...

I've never been a fan of latte, but this may be worth a try.

likequietdreams said...

I love coffee and earl grey or rooibos tea, both with milk and a bit of vanilla. I'm intrigued by the maca latte... this may be a silly question, but what does maca taste like exactly?

Nicole H said...

Lemon Water and Herbal tea from Traditional Medicinals.

Great video, I love maca!

mars said...

I look forward to your next book!

Always fun to read your posts whether you are speaking about manners, food or fashion.

asdfg said...

Tea, tea, always tea. Herbal tea, lately, but actually any kind.

CARRIE said...

Great tutorial! My favorite daytime drink is hot tea.

Jennie Day said...

I've tried making a maca latte before, but it ended up being a latte with maca sludge at the bottom of my mug :-(
I only have one handbag, black with lots of zipper embellishments! I'd like one that's a lighter color and a bit simpler.

dmsmith said...

I like to make mint tea with mint leaves-hot or cold it is so refreshing!

Tricia said...

Living in mountainous Asheville, where I do a lot of walking, I'm in desperate need of a cross body bag. While I've seen some online, they all seem a bit rough around the edges, designing my own bag would be a dream come true.

Sarah Extance Garcia said...

I've never tried almond milk. Dairy milk gives me mucus, so maybe I need to try the almond milk. I don't like coffee, but I like the social idea of coffee. This is a fun way to try a coffee-like drink.

Madam Ocon said...

I like a good cup of tea. I never get to drink it hot at home though - I get sidetracked by the little one :-)

Casey said...

I' sooo excited for this giveaway! What type of handbag does my wardrobe need right now? A good black bucket bag! I love abyss-y bags, and they have to be able to be shouldered. Wink & Winn had a picture of a beautiful braided handle on their FB page beck in Feb that would be perfect on their bucket bag! I also like smaller crossbody bags (with adjustable strap) that fits my wallet, phone, and a few small items. I don't like a lot of pockets on a purse.

Robert N Melissa Fayyazi said...

What type of handbag does your wardrobe need right now? I've been looking to add a large white leather bag to my wardrobe. Something multi-purpose and summery!

SolariC said...

The latte sounds good and Maca also sounds like quite the superfood from the page you linked to. I wonder if you could make the latte with regular milk, since I don't really use the various alternate milks out there.

Anyway, thank you for the recipe and for the Wink&Winn opportunity!

Robert N Melissa Fayyazi said...

oh and also, I find a soothing cup of Earl Grey tea to be a refreshing pick-me-up during the day

Susan Virgadamo said...

Iced coffee is my drink of choice, but I love Starbucks Skinny Vanilla Lattes as well.

If I won the Wink and Winn giveaway, I think I would choose the bucket style like yours.

I am a "purse whore", I must admit; I have been carrying handbags since I was four years old.

Love your blog; and am looking forward to your new book this fall!

karin said...

my drink of choice is definitely vanilla green tea, it smells amazing and it's really calming, when I don't drink it, I drink water ~

Unknown said...

Tea (hot or iced) is my favorite beverage at any time. I loved the music on the tutorial, but I don't drink any kind of milk, so I won't be making it. I mostly own big pocketbooks since I carry a lot around with me.

Vicki said...

I drink kombucha during the day. It's a fermented tea beverage with lots of good probiotics. Thanks for the video! Vicki R.

Anne said...

I usually stick with Coach handbags, but these look beautiful. Great giveaway!

kerij said...

I'm looking forward to trying this- I've been trying to incorporate maca as a supplement and this looks a lot tastier than trying to stir it into a glass of water. Thank you for the recipe!

helen tilston said...

Hi Jennifer
Cafe con lece or cappucinos as my favourite drinks. Your recipe for maca latte sounds interesting
My favourite bag for travelling is one that is "across the body"

Helenx

Lisette said...

I am really looking forward to trying this receipt especially since I don't drink dairy! I am also a health nut so the added benefits of maca absolutely sold this drink for me! Also so excited that you are doing this give away. The bags are absolutely beautiful and I would love to own one in the future. Lisette

Cari said...

I love lemon and ice water as my favorite summertime drink. So refreshing. My current purse is a white leather Liz Claiborne.

Dana said...

For morning beverages, my standby is a good cup of coffee with milk. As for handbags, My collection could always use another and I love the idea of making exactly what I want. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

shelleyinhouston said...

My favorite drink is iced tea! Thank you for this recipe I'll give it a try! If I won the wink and winn gift card I would get the bucket handbag. I don't have anything like it!

Patricia said...

I love golden turmeric tea.

Patricia said...

I love golden turmeric tea.

Stephanie Johnston said...

Yay! Thank you Jennifer. I've been waiting for this. I usually stick to herbal teas during the day but I've found the second coffee of the day has snuck in. It's winter here in Australia now and very chilly so this will be a perfect afternoon coffee replacement.

Aenne Carver said...

I want to try this ~ I use soy creamer in my coffee and I own a nexpresso frother/milk warmer!
I would love to have a larger bag. I decided my purses were too large and I got a pale pink coach bag, but I can't adjust to the size. I love the one you created!
Happy Maca Lattes to you!

anonymous said...

What type of handbag does your wardrobe need right now? I love your beige WW bucket bag, "The Connoisseur." I've been contemplating buying it ever since I saw it in your SS 2014 capsule wardrobe. Love it!

Agnes said...

I am in a desperate need for a handbag which would be crafted well enough to withstand long days at the University (carrying all the books, notes and lunch...), but that would also be pretty so that using it would make me smile. This one looks just like it!

Asta said...

I 'd have to say my favorite daytime beverage is water with occasional herbal teas.

Janice Kenkel said...

Water with lemon first thing is my favorite addiction without a doubt! I am in need of a summery bag right now. Something classic and structured with a little edge.

Monika W said...

During summer I love to drink water with lemon, it's so refreshing. The Wink&Winn giveaway would make me dream about perfect summer bag come true! :)

Rose said...

Jennifer only you would have thought outside the box and chosen the Marriage of Figaro for such a tutorial. :)

shaunie said...

My favorite day time beverage is lemonade . I love the lemon taste that it leaves in my mouth.

Louise said...

Jennifer I look forward to receiving your new book release. My favourite daytime beverage is a caffe latte.

Sarah said...

I usually just drink water during the day, but this latte sounds delicious. I haven't tried maca powder before, but I'll be looking for it at my health food store next time I go now that I've heard all the benefits.
I could really use a satchel-style handbag right now. I'm going to be doing some travelling this summer and need something large enough to hold my camera and ipad. Wonderful giveaway!

Shelly said...

I'm an espresso and steamed water girl, then switch to water with lemon for the rest of the day. The bag my wardrobe needs is a cross-body bag for traveling! I found this blog in January and am hooked. I'm using it to help my 11 year old navigate the tween years, looking and acting with grace, elegance, and modesty!! Filled with gratitude, Shelly

Ashley Diaz said...

Love your soundtrack, Jennifer! I have french press coffee every morning and water throughout the day. Sometimes in the afternoon if I'm needing a pick me up, I'll bring out the press again :)

I'm in need of a bag with a good shoulder strap. My current purse's straps are shorter so even though it can go over my shoulder, it's a bit more difficult to do so while juggling my 9 week old's car seat and diaper bag! It would be so awesome to win a lovely bag to add some glamour to this newborn phase :)

TravelGirl said...

I love a good cappucino in the afternoon - I'm fortunate that we can purchase these from the barista bar at work!

Christina said...

My favorite daytime beverage is herbal tea. The daytime beverage I drink most often, though, is water.

GrammaGrits said...

I mix black tea leaves with green and jasmine for my morning tea - wonderful! It's also good iced.

McKristie said...

I have maca powder but had been disappointed when I used it!! Never thought to use my frother!! Thank you!!

Natalie Walker said...

I have a few different bags that I switch between - I have a Coach leather cross body and a fun canvas tote bag.

Jacquelyn. said...

My favourite daytime beverage is unsweetened iced tea or lemon/mint ice water.

Karen M said...

I usually stick to hot water and lemon, but this looks delicious!

Shelby Ring said...

I am in my 20s and transitioning from early career to graduate school. I love your blog! It is a constant source of relaxation and encouragement to be Elegant. I feel for our generation there are so many bad role moles and not enough good ones such as yourself. The blog is a breath of fresh air after flipping through a TV filled with scripted reality shows and seeing how some people behave in my workplace. As for a purse, I am currently looking for a classic bag that could transition between work, school and down time. Thank you for your time!

Nie Yile said...

My favourite day time drink is Chai Latte! <3

and I am starting work soon since I just graduated, so I really need a new bag!! :)

Amy Williamson said...

Handbags? I have some that are way too small so end up carrying cloth bags too to hold all my stuff.I'd love a bucket style bag big enough to just take one fab bag!

Kendra said...

I need a good neutral summer handbag.

Lake said...

My daily drink is green tea. Right now it's over ice.

Joanna B said...

I love herbal teas. Ginger and lemon teas especially. Mmmm so good! Thank you for this giveaway!

tracy@womanonwire.com said...

My favorite daytime drink is coffee...these days, iced!

kris said...

I need a very neutral, summery bag right now!!!

Ann G. R. said...

THANK YOU, for the maca latte video. You make it so simple! I'll give it a try. I have never used macs, before, even though I am an avid shopper at the Healthfood stores in town.

Deborah said...

Thank you for the terrific giveaway, and the delightful recipe!

TrishCF said...

Right now I have my work/everyday bag and a clutch for going out. I definitely need to expans my bag inventory!

Becky said...

Before you shared your custom made bag, I thought cream colored bags, or satchel-style bags, were not "my thing". But it was incredibly cute! To be quite honest, I've been searching for a similar bag because I realize it's EXACTLY what my wardrobe needs! Plus I love the idea of customizing it -- there's a 100% chance you'll get the bag of your dreams.

ZĂ©naide said...

Adding raw cacao powder to maca is pure genius! The maca powder I bought recently "because it's healthy and I really should be using it" had been languishing in my cupboard - it tastes too sweet to me. The cacao powder really helps tone that down. I don't have the patience to heat milk (even in the depths of winter) and am happy to report that this combination tastes awesome cold too. Maca lattes will be a welcome change from my usual drink - water with lemon juice.

Patti said...

My fav daytime beverage is plain water. I drink it all day!

Tracey Brewer said...

I currently use a brown leather handbag, which is pretty plain, but I love its size and durability. I would love something a little more colorful!!

Cool hand Luke said...

I love Mango Lassi's at noonish.
Frozen Mango's , raw milk, stevia & ff greek yogurt, blended in my bullet!

Chantelle Walker said...

My wardrobe needs some neon! I'm really into bright statement jewelry pieces right now :)

Unknown said...

My wardrobe desperately needs a structured work bag!

Katie said...

I'll have to give this a try. Thanks!

Ashwini Prashanth said...

My favourite day time beverage or rarger all time beverage is tea !:)

karen said...

In the colder months, I drink hot lemon water. So in the warmer months, I drink lemon water cold. It's like I'm addicted to this drink.

Connor said...

My favourite daytime drink is iced tea made with Rooibos tea. I love that there is no caffeine and you can easily add any type of fruit for additional flavour. I always sweeten with local honey!
Thanks for the great post.
Connor

Laura said...

I definitely need a summery, colorful handbag in my life.

Thanks for the tutorial!

Celeste said...

My favorite daytime beverage is iced tea (slightly sweet) with lime!

Unknown said...

Love some green tea kombucha in the daytime. Harvesting some home brew today--can't wait!

Lauren E.Flocken said...

Hot water with lemon is my beverage for relaxing.

Unknown said...

Favorite beverage right now - Carolina Honey Lemon tea from a local tea cafe in Greenville, SC. Green tea, local honey and lemon over ice.

But this maca latte looks interesting - thanks for sharing it!955

shoppingbrake said...

I'm a fan of hot tea, but this drink looks interesting to try. I also really like your wink and winn bag. A light colored bag would be lovely for summer, my bag is black!

itsmidnight said...

I'm a black coffee girl all the way but the maca latte looks tempting:) The handbag you are giving away is actually in my favorite shade of green. How wonderful!

Thanks for the give away....and I CANNOT wait to read the new book!!

ilsa said...

Dear Jennifer,

I'm so excited that in spite of living abroad I have one opportunity to win!!!!

I drink mostly mineral water, with lemon and sometimes with a spring of mint... and green tea in the morning ... I don't do lattes because my intolerance to lactose but I will try powder maca with another liquid!!!!

Thanks again for the chance

poor_salieri said...

My favorite daytime beverage iced coffee!

Katti said...

Hej! I'm a swedish reader and I hav a question as to why you do not use dairy milk? I find this in many american blogs. Is dairy not considered healthy in the US? In Sweden we eat sooo much dairy, and I never question it. However, my toddler doesn't like the taste of it so he drinks "oat milk" .. don't know the english word. Many thanks from Stockholm for a GREAT blog! / Katarina Johansson

My heart is here said...

I need a black tote bag :)
Jenna

Lisa said...

I always have coffee in the morning (my French press is my preferred method), and lots of different teas, or water with lemon, throughout the day. I'm definitely going to pick up a bag of maca powder at the market this week!

Ingle said...

I used to be a handbag hoarder and would always match my bag to my outfit. Now that I'm a parent I don't have as much time in the mornings to be trading out bags. I have 2 right now that I love - my kelly green Kate Spade bag and my black patent Coach bag. But I would always like to add a new one to the rotation

Jen Inn said...

I love lemon water for daytime and for nighttime, I love drinking almond milk with turmeric and agave.

D. said...

Great idea! I've used Maca in my smoothies, but I never thought to make a warm beverage with it. I don't take caffeine- so this is particularly welcome.
Thank you for using healthy foods!
Looking forward to the new book so much. Thank you and take care :)

Lori said...

I currently carry a navy blue mini Legacy bag by J.W. Hulme. It's hand made in St. Paul, Minnesota and has a lifetime guarantee!

Christina said...

A vanilla rooibos latte made with almond milk is my go-to drink. It feels indulgent while still being healthful.

Writerr said...

I learned to drink room-temperature water while living in Spain. That's what I drink most often during the daytime, but as a Seattleite, I need my rainy weather pick-me-up, especially during the winter months—typically Earl Grey or herbal tea. I'm intrigued by maca, as a caffeine alternative. I'll have to try it!

So excited for the bag giveaway. Thanks!

DeannaS said...

My typical daily beverage is iced coffee . . . Peet's Baridi Blend is superb. I love the Daily connoisseur, looking forward to each new post.

pneu said...

I drink a latte on my way to work, and Earl Grey Cream tea at work. I'm a big fan of water, too. :)

NasyaRob said...

I love black tea! :)
Thanks for giveaway! :)

ColoursOfDawn said...

Great give away. I badly want a bucket bag and quite liked Wink&Winn's version.

EmAnne said...

I'd love a summery neutral leather bag in the same color as your W&W, Jennifer.

stephray said...

I love lattes and the Wink & Winn bag is so cute!!! :)

Shannon Dunn said...

My first and favorite drink of the day is warm water with fresh squeezed organic lemon, organic honey, organic apple cider vinegar, and organic cinnamon.

And . . .

I am in need of a classic black bag. Something that is a complete departure from my diaper bag and is appropriate for carrying on date nights with my love.

❤️❤️❤️❤️

Priscilla Starks said...

My favorite daytime beverage is Diet Coke.

A McArdle said...

After years of over sized bags I am now a fan of small, cross body bags. I just need to find a way to squeeze all my things in :-)

CindyLouSi said...

My favorite beverage of late has been ice water with mint and lemon. Sometimes I use basil….but I'm drinking this because I need to lay off my real favorite, dirty martinis!!!

…and the kind of purse I need is a Winn and Winn wink wink. :)

Stella said...

My favorite drink all year long is fresh squeezed lemonade with a touch of raw sugar and stevia.
The latte looks good, I'll have to give it a try, maybe pour it over ice during the summer.

batwidow said...

I am stuck in a rut using a very functional bag with lots of pockets but no charisma. Must do better...

 
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