If you know me, you know I love a matcha latte and especially love having it while relaxing with a good book or writing. I even wrote all about my love for other lattes in this post. So, now that summer is here, I wanted to create an iced version of my fave green tea so I could enjoy it on a hot summer day. Although, we haven’t had the nicest of days this summer, this iced matcha latte does serve its purpose when the temps do get hot enough.
As I sit here writing this, I am having a total 90’s moment, watching the movie “She’s All That.” Prior to this, I watched “Clueless.” Totally feeling super nostalgic at the moment and remembering watching these movies wayyyy back in the day. Then it occurred to me after watching Clueless and She’s All That, that two of the stars of these movies passed away. Brittany Murphy and Paul Walker. I definitely don’t want to bring you down or get super emo, but life is short.
When Fear Takes Over
If you haven’t read the book, “The subtle art of not giving a fuck,” yet, please do. The author, Mark Manson talks about how we let fear get in the way of things we really want. He also discusses the role that dying plays in our life. We all fear death, but in fact it is inevitable. We let fears determine what we choose to do or not do, when really why the fuck do we care? What is the worst thing that is going to happen if you choose one thing over another. Usually, it is the thought of what will happen that scares us so much, so we don’t follow through or we avoid doing something. When in reality, the thought of it is actually way worse than what would actually happen.
We become consumed with what people may think of us that it completely hinders our ability to move forward. When in reality, most people don’t actually give a shit. And if they do, then that is their problem, not yours. Most people are so consumed with their own lives that they aren’t going to worry about what decision you made about your life. But we are so sure that everyone is watching us, watching our failures or mistakes. So we become conditioned to think that we are better off not taking the risk. So were scared not only of failure or making a mistake, but were actually also concerned with what people think about us making this decision too. No wonder so many people are on anti-anxiety medications?!
One of the reasons I am saying all of this is because if you have a dream of doing something and you are letting fear take over, stop! In the end, when it is your time to go (hey, it will be my time too someday), what will you really care about? What everyone thinks of you or what you did with your life…
Playing Small Does Not Serve You
The other reason I am saying this is because after playing small for about two years, I am done. I am someone who is great at doing just this and always letting my own fear and insecurities get in the way of what is really important. So many times, I look at others in the nutrition industry and think that this can never be me, but why not? There is no reason that I too can’t be successful, have a thriving business and help all the people I want to help. For the past two years, I let myself play small and avoided things that scared me. So this summer, I decided to stop. Just like that, I said no more. I booked myself a professional photographer to take some pictures and stopped letting excuses and a negative mindset get in the way. It isn’t easy, but the alternative to not going after what I want is unhappiness and regret. Two things that don’t serve ANY purpose in my life or yours.
Iced Matcha Latte
Ok, none of this has anything to do with an iced matcha latte, but I really felt like I needed to talk about this more so than the health benefits of matcha. I mean, I’ve already discussed them here, so if that is what you want to hear about, you can find that info there.
I really hope this was helpful and if you haven’t already read this book, you MUST. It is probably one of the best books I have read all year and will surely get you thinking about your life. Plus his writing style, authenticity and F bombs are entirely relatable and will surely resonate with anyone struggling to find their way.
Alright, let’s get to this recipe and I am going to get back to Ms. Laney Boggs’ transformation. Wish me luck with these photos this week, I am actually kinda nervous, I much prefer taking the picture than being in front of the camera. I’ll let you know how it goes!
- 1 1/2 cups dairy free milk (coconut and almond are good options)
- 1 tsp. matcha
- 1 tsp. raw honey (to taste)
- Combine the milk, matcha and sweetener in your blender and blend on high until smooth.
- Fill a large glass/mason jar with ice and pour in your matcha.
- Serve and enjoy!