Matcha Latte Recipe with Coconut Milk - Dr. Axe

Matcha Latte: the Ultimate Anti-Aging Drink

Matcha green tea latte - Dr. Axe

By now, you’ve probably heard about the power of matcha tea. Matcha is not your typical green tea — it’s a concentrated Japanese tea that works as an effective detoxifier, fat burner and health promoter.

That’s exactly why I drink this green tea latte made with antioxidant-rich matcha. And what makes this latte even more beneficial is the scoop of collagen protein. If you’re still asking yourself “what is collagen?,” then try this green tea latte and notice the benefits. Collagen protein improves the health of your skin, hair, bones, muscles, liver and heart. Not only is this green tea latte a delicious treat, it works to boost your energy levels and promote overall well-being, too!

The No. 1 Anti-Aging Drink

Green tea is the No. 1 anti-aging drink because it’s packed with flavonoid, polyphenol and catechin antioxidants. Drinking green tea regularly promotes better health and longevity because it works to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress that leads to so many health issues.

Research shows that the benefits of green tea include its ability to boost heart health by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, prevent memory loss and brain cell damage, prevent insulin resistance, promote bone health and protect your vision.

Matcha is a concentrated form of green tea, so you’re getting all of the powerful nutrients in just one scoop of high-quality, ceremonial-grade matcha. Matcha is the best food source of catechin antioxidants, so adding a scoop to this green tea latte is a simple way to help prevent and relieve a number of major health concerns.


Nutrition Facts

One green tea latte made using this recipe contains roughly the following:

  • 290 calories
  • 3.9 grams carbohydrates
  • 11.6 grams protein
  • 32 grams fat
  • 4.6 micrograms vitamin B12 (194 percent DV)
  • 0.8 milligrams vitamin B2 (77 percent DV)
  • 714 milligrams calcium (71 percent DV)
  • 10 milligrams vitamin E (68 percent DV)
  • 866 IUs vitamin A (37 percent DV)
  • 2.7 milligrams zinc (34 percent DV)
  • 0.49 milligrams manganese (28 percent DV)
  • 0.24 milligrams copper (28 percent DV)
  • 15 milligrams vitamin C (21 percent DV)
  • 150 milligrams phosphorus (21 percent DV)
  • 296 milligrams sodium (20 percent DV)
  • 57 milligrams magnesium (18 percent DV)
  • 0.12 milligrams thiamin (11 percent DV)
Green tea latte ingredients - Dr. Axe

Along with matcha green tea, here’s a quick glance at some of the other top health benefits of the ingredients in this green tea latte:

  • Coconut oil: Coconut oil benefits come from its medium-chain fatty acids that serve as a perfect source of energy, are easier to digest and aren’t stored as fat as quickly or as easily as other types of fats. Studies indicate that coconut oil can help to prevent heart disease, protect your liver, reduce inflammation and boost your immune system.
  • Coconut butter: Coconut butter is ground-up coconut meat that has a buttery consistency. Coconut butter is about 60 percent oil, while coconut oil is 100 percent, so they are a little different. Unlike coconut oil, coconut butter contains fiber, which is important for controlling blood sugar levels and regulating digestion.
  • Coconut milk: Coconut milk is free from dairy, lactose, nuts, grains and soy, so it’s the perfect choice for plant-based eaters. Plus, coconut milk nutrition includes manganese, magnesium, iron and potassium. Just like coconut oil, coconut milk helps to improve heart health, build muscle, prevent fatigue and boost weight loss.
  • Collagen protein: Collagen is found in your muscles, skin, bones, blood vessels and digestive system. It reduces joint pain and degeneration, promotes the health of your skin, hair, nails and teeth, and improves the health of your liver and heart. Your body’s collagen production naturally slows down with age, so adding collagen protein to your smoothies or recipes like this green tea latte can help keep these bodily systems running properly.

This matcha latte is friendly for almond any diet, including keto, Paleo, vegan and more.

How to Make This Green Tea Latte

The first step to preparing this green tea latte is warming 1½ cups of either reduced fat coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk in a small pot or tea kettle.

Next, add the warm milk, coconut oil and coconut butter to a blender.

Green tea latte step 2 - Dr. Axe

Then add in the ceremonial-grade matcha and 1 scoop of collagen protein. When choosing matcha at the grocery store or online, opt for an organic, GMO-free option. You also want the only ingredient on the label to be matcha — with no added sugars.

Green tea latte step 4 - Dr. Axe

If you’d like to add a little sweetness to your latte, try using 1–2 teaspoons of maple syrup.

Now all of your ingredients are added and you’re ready to blend. Blend on high until your mixture is well-combined.

You’ll notice that the coconut or almond milk gets nice and frothy, and you won’t even notice that this latte is completely dairy-free. I like to top my latte with a little cinnamon, which adds to its antioxidant properties.

Enjoy your healthy green tea latte!

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  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This green tea latte is made with antioxidant-rich matcha, healthy fats from coconut and a collagen protein for your skin and joints. It’ll become a regular in your morning rotation!


  • 1½ cups coconut milk (reduced fat) or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon ceremonial-grade matcha
  • 1 scoop collagen powder
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons coconut butter
  • 12 teaspoons maple syrup (optional)


  1. In a tea kettle or small pot, warm the milk.
  2. In a blender, add the milk and all the other ingredients.
  3. Blend on high until well-combined.
  4. Top with cinnamon, serve and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Category: Beverages
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Japanese


  • Serving Size: 12 ounces
  • Calories: 290
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 15mg
  • Fat: 32g
  • Saturated Fat: 28.3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.9g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Protein: 11.6g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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  1. Vicki on

    What if you have hypothyroid and you can’t handle caffeine? I also took a food sensitivity test that measured the antibodois how they are reacting to food. It show I had a reaction to coconut. Any sujestions.

  2. Tania Adam on

    I made this latte and it tasted great. But then I checked the calories in the Unsweetened Organic Coconut Milk I had used and it says 110 calories in 1/4 cup! That’s 660 just for the coconut milk!!
    But the recipe said total calories in the Latte are 290. Did I use the wrong coconut milk?

  3. Dominic Marino on

    In doing some research I discovered that green tea naturally absorbs lead from the soil. While the lead remains mostly in the hot water of brewed green tea, Matcha tea (which is ground green tea) releases all of the lead. Unless one can detect the amount of lead in a given source of Matcha tea it appears to be potentially hazardous to one’s health. It would be helpful if you clarified this matter on your website.

  4. Sheila on

    I LOVE matcha! I drink it almost daily. My entire family got sick this winter, I firmly believe that matcha is the reason I did not get sick. Love the matcha packets you can add to your water bottles!

  5. peggy on

    Dr. Axe:
    I love checking out your recipes and most seem very appitizing but being diabetic, I’m reluctant to try them. The problem is the nutritional information is not listed. I would dearly love to see this information listed on your recipes, Please.

  6. Ioana on

    Hello, I’m not a big fan on products comming from dead animals. Is there any other options I could use instead of colagen? Thank you!

  7. Judith Kurtovich on

    I appreciate learning from your teaching style. Sometimes you present a subject for which I need to know answers. Today I read the complete info about Epsom Salts, reminding me as to the value my parents taught me about oh so many years ago. I am 74, suffer from Dermatomyositis. Studying from you on Leaky Gut, and JJ Virgin’s diet I see value from the information I have learned that actually gives me relief from the pain I experience every day.
    The Old Testiment tells us there is nothing new under the sun. As true as that is, I am grateful you uncover some of those truths for me. God bless you all.

    • Dr. Josh Axe on

      Hello Jean, Almond milk is a great substitute for coconut milk. For the coconut oil and butter, you can substitute both for your favorite nut butter or even ghee/grass-fed butter if you don’t mind the dairy.

  8. Debbie Dykstra on

    A Good Morning was made even better after making this matcha tea latte. I used cashew butter because I didn’t have coconut butter. With cinnamon sprinkled on top it was yummy.

    • Norma on

      I roast mine just either using a popcorn popper or on my stove top. You can find many suggested ways and other machines to use online as well. I’m not sure of the health benefits, however I find it cheaper and after a little research I have learned that where your green beans were grown also makes a difference in flavor. Also roasting your own you can get different strengths and roast depending on the time and method used in roasting.

  9. Katie Peterson on

    I love using organic ceremonial grade matcha from Kyoto Dew. I’ve tried allot of brands and this one is my favorite.

  10. Rebecca Webre on

    Dr. Axe,
    I had been told adding milk to tea takes away all health benifits from the tea itself.
    Is this not true?

    Rebecca Webre

  11. Amina on

    Please advise on nutrition and vitamins etc for my 84 yr old mum who keeps getting anxiety attacks after her stay in hospital for 10 days .she now has been diagnosed with gastro pareses but she is constantly grinding her teeth and gets panic attacks in the evenings and starts crying because we do not understand what she is going throughsge is on maxillon for gastro eltroxin for thyroid and probiotics and something for the panic attacks
    Please help
    Thank you

  12. Dianne on

    Dear Dr Axe, Since the earthquake in Japan and the exposure to nuclear radiation, how is it safe to consume Matcha Tea? Isn’t any food grown there going to be contaminated?

  13. Erin on

    I don’t have any matcha, so instead I used ground up dried leaves from my moringa tree in place of the matcha. Moringa is also very nutritious.


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