I am so excited to share this drink with you!
First, because it’s gorgeous. Just look at it! And it’s 100% natural, that beautiful color. But it’s also super healthy for you. I can’t wait to tell you why.
Let’s get into it!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
This Blue Moon Latte is extremely easy to make, using only TWO ingredients! It has a beautiful, vibrant color, and is so enticing to drink. It’s also very good for you, and I’ll tell you why in a sec.
I mentioned before that I don’t do coffee, and am really sensitive to caffeine. There was a period of time where I tried regular Matcha, and despite everyone telling me that it’s not like a coffee buzz and doesn’t leave you jittery, the caffeine still got to me.
Then I found this Blue Butterfly Pea Powder, which is loaded with health benefits and has absolutely ZERO caffeine. In fact, this is a great drink to enjoy right before bedtime, because it’s so mild and relaxing!
You’ll also love this drink if you’re entertaining. Again, because it’s so easy, but also because it looks so pretty that your guests are bound to love it. But I make this plenty of times for just me 🙂
Health Benefits of the Blue Moon Latte
Butterfly Pea Powder is rich in antioxidants, naturally vegan and gluten-free, sugar-free, and high in anthocyanins.
Anthocyanins are an antioxidant of the flavonoid family, and they are purported to reduce inflammation and protect you from conditions like cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Foods containing anthocyanins have been used in natural remedies for many generations, and more and more studies support their health benefits. It’s also used in Ayurveda tradition to promote beautiful and strong hair, nails, and skin.
Paired with your favorite healthy non-dairy milk, this drink is a healthful way to start (or end) your day.
To make a Blue Moon Latte you’ll need the following:
- Blue Butterfly Pea Powder
- Non-dairy Milk
That’s it! Optional ingredients you can add in: vanilla extract, if you want a little extra flavor to your milk; cinnamon, and raw honey. However, these aren’t necessary. I don’t add the vanilla extract because I make my cashew milk with vanilla extract.
Optional garnishes: a sprinkle more of the Butterfly Pea Powder on top, some Butterfly Pea Flowers, a star anise, cinnamon stick…get as creative as you like, but this is still a beauty all on its own!
How to Make the Blue Moon Latte
To make this drink you’ll begin by heating up the milk in a small sauce pot. Optional step: to the pot with the milk, you can add ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract, and if you like, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon. Let it come to a low simmer, and keep it there for about 5 minutes, careful not to let it boil.
While the milk is simmering, boil a small amount of hot water, about one quarter of a cup, in a teapot. We’ll use this hot water to mix with the butterfly pea powder.
Add the pea powder to your mug and pour over the hot water. Whisk vigorously so that you get all of the little clumps out of it. You can use a matcha whisk, if you have one, but a regular whisk will do the trick.
Once your milk is nice and warm, you can transfer it to a frother if you’d like some extra froth, or you can just pour it right over the pea powder mixture. Serve right away, or you can first garnish with a small sprinkle of the pea powder, and butterfly pea flowers, if you have those. A star anise will make this look even more fancy, if you want to have more fun with this or if you’re serving for a friend. But it’s delicious just on its own, too.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I add other spices to this latte?
Yes, you can! This latte pairs nicely with cinnamon, chai spice, cardamom, or ginger. You could even add cacao powder; just be aware that it will change the color, and will not be as vibrant.
Can I drink this cold?
Absolutely! This drink is delicious over ice. You can put the milk and pea powder in the blender, then pour it over some ice cubes in a large glass.