Vanilla Green Tea Latte: A Delicious Way to Boost Your Immunity

Five Flu-Fighting Foods

Forget the flu shot! This year, fight back with food instead! I’m excited to be joining the following 5 amazing bloggers in hosting a 5-week series that will arm you with recipes to stay healthy this season!

Come back each Wednesday as we reveal five different foods that are purported to support your immune system in the fight against the cold and flu viruses that run rampant this time of year.

What’s more, each post will be opened up to all our readers, who will be linking up their favorite recipes with these key flu-fighting ingredients, so you can get lots of ideas for creative ways to serve them to your family!

So far we’ve talked about Pumpkin and Breakfastmake sure you check them out if you missed them.  There are a ton of great recipes that are linked up with a lot of really great ideas!

Today we are featuring Green Tea as our flu-fighting food (er…drink!).

Green Tea is full of antioxidants and is great for boosting your immunity.  This article by Leigh Ann explains Why Green Tea is Considered a Flu-Fighting Food

So not only is drinking Green Tea great for helping you stay well, but it is also delicious!  Especially when it’s in latte form! 

This is one of my husband’s all-time favorite hot beverages.  I’ve only started making it recently, but it is quickly becoming a new family favorite.  Trevor said that it’s as good as hot chocolate to him, which is saying a LOT, because he is crazy about his hot chocolate

Vanilla Green Tea Latte

Vanilla Green Tea Latte

Yield: 1 large serving or 2 small servings

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Steep the green tea bag in the 1/2 cup of boiling water for 4 minutes.
  2. While the green tea is steeping, heat milk in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until it is very hot, but not boiling.
  3. Once the milk is hot and the green tea is done steeping, place the green tea, hot milk, honey, and vanilla into your blender.  Blend on high speed for 1 minute.
  4. Pour into mug(s) and enjoy while still hot.

Notes:

  • Feel free to adjust the honey to taste.  This is the perfect amount of sweetness for us, but it may be too little or too much for you.
  • The purpose of blending the mixture in the blender is to make the milk foamy and frothy.  If you have a latte maker, you could use the steam wand instead.
 

Featured Links from the Breakfast Link-Up

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Pumpkin Spice Granola and Pumpkin Smoothie (Yes, please!)

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Baked Blueberry Oatmeal (Oatmeal with a blueberry muffin taste!)

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Make-ahead Italian Strata (I love that this can be made up the night before. )

Be sure to check out the great Green Tea posts shared by the other lovely ladies hosting this series with me.  They have some great stuff that you don’t want to miss!

Now it’s your turn to link up your posts featuring green tea below.  We each will be picking three different recipes next week to feature.  Be sure to join us next Wednesday to see the featured green tea posts and for a GARLIC link-up!

There are only two guidelines for participation:

1.  Your recipe must feature a breakfast recipe. Any entry submitted that is not featuring green tea will be deleted.

2.  Please link your posts back to one of the hosting blogs. This way your readers can have access to all of the other great recipes as well!

 

This post has been shared with Fight Back Friday, Traditional Tuesday and Fat Tuesday.

Comments

  1. This sounds so yummy! I’m going to have to try it.
    Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy recently posted..Fight the Flu with Green Tea

  2. Well, I love lattes…..but I hate tea. :-) I’m working on it though – and your husband’s recommendation is enough for me.
    I wonder if this would also work with different types of tea?
    Stacy Makes Cents recently posted..Homemade Hamburger Buns

  3. This sounds super yummy! Going to give this a try … right now sounds good! :P

  4. Cheryn says:

    This tea is amazing!! I read your post, had all the ingredients, and whipped it right up. Perfect sweetness for me and my 4yo, though my husband would like it sweeter, and the vanilla is a GREAT addition. Thanks for this, it’s an excellent recipe =)

  5. Emily says:

    The minute I read this post I skipped into the kitchen to try it. I had a few different types of green tea on hand – though no plain – so I picked chai green tea to try. It was an excellent decision. My hubby loved his too. Will be making these again and again :)
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  6. Wow…this sounds great. I have the blender out since I just made a smoothie…very tempted to make it now, but I need to make dinner first! This is awesome (and very creative for someone who wasn’t feeling very inspired!)
    Nikki @ Christian Mommy Blogger recently posted..Comment on Cloth Diapering: The “Win” by Latoshia

  7. I think I will be trying this recipe tomorrow! Looks yummy! I was just looking around your site and I see several recipes I want to try!
    Joanie @ Simple Living Mama recently posted..Comment on Extended Breastfeeding – When To Stop? by Simple Mama

  8. Thanks for featuring my make-ahead strata! It’s perfect for the holidays with all the guests people usually have. Wish I had a green tea recipe to link up :(
    Melissa@IWasBornToCook recently posted..You asked for it…

  9. Such amazing green tea recipes everyone! I can’t wait to give some of those a try! What a great linky for the upcoming flu season :)

  10. Ok, so I made this and it is yummy. I did have to modify it…in case you want to offer a dairy free version: almond milk works! It is tasty and frothy :) I may, next time, double up on the tea to make it stronger since the almond milk has a stronger taste. While I am on my elimination diet I may be drinking this daily!

  11. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

    Be sure to visit RealFoodForager.com on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!

    http://realfoodforager.com/2011/11/fat-tuesday-november-15-2011/

  12. Emily says:

    Just wanted to let you know that since you’ve posted this recipe hardly a day goes by when we don’t have a delicious green tea latte. Our favourite is chai green tea, but I’ve used the same method with herbal tea too if it’s late in the day and I don’t need the caffeine before bed. Thank you so much, I can hardly imagine life without our green tea lattes now :)

    • Mindy says:

      :) I am so glad that you like them, Emily! That’s a great idea to use different kinds of teas too – I ‘ll definitely have to try that.

      Also, I just wanted to make sure that you got the email I sent you?

      • Emily says:

        Nope, didn’t get an e-mail. I don’t know, perhaps it got blocked or something? You could always send me a personal message on facebook, I “like” Purposed Heart :)

        • Mindy says:

          Emily, I *think* I sent you a FB message, but I’m not sure if it went through or if I did it right. Let me know if you didn’t get it. You can email me at mindy (at) thepurposedheart (dot) com. Thanks! :)

  13. Sharon H. says:

    Thanks for posting this! I had to try it tonigh and it is WONDERFUL! :-) I love the combination of nutrition & comfort in this cup!

  14. Kristina says:

    This is so delicious! I normally don’t like green tea but I had some to use up and it’s really good this way! I didn’t even froth it b/c the wand frother I have was acting funny, but it’s still great.

  15. Lady E says:

    This latte is amazing. I tried it for the first time tonight, and I am hooked. This will become a semi-daily treat for me now. Thank you so much for the recipe. :)

  16. Lauren Paige says:

    Hello Creating Naturally,

    I have to thank you for this recipe. I made this drink for my mother as a midday treat and she fell hard and fast for it.

    May I ask if you if you ever thought to spice it up with well.. Cinnamon? After I made it for my mother I wanted to dress it up a little and made some tastes stronger so I used less milk, let the tea steep longer, and used Cinnamon. The chemistry of the cinnamon with the honey and vanilla was just fantastic!

    Hope you can give this one a shot!
    -Lauren Paige
    Below is my adaptation :)
    http://www.herpaige.com/2013/01/30/green-tea-cinnamon-latte/

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