I don’t know about you, but I drink a matcha a day. My favorite kind of matcha drink is the one I make at home, because I sweeten it slightly with maple syrup, and I use the finest matcha from Encha! But, this isn’t about how I make my matcha. Let’s talk about my daughter’s new favorite thing: a kids “matcha” copycat. Also known as: How I Have My Kids Willingly Drink Spinach.
Kid’s “Matcha” Copycat Drink
Every time I make my matcha in the early afternoon, my daughters ask me for a sip. Being only six and three years old, I decided I should wait a little longer before I introduce them to caffeine (lol), so the kid’s “matcha” copycat drink was born! One day, I told them that I would try my hand at making them their own kid’s matcha.
My main criteria when I set out to create this special drink was:
01. It needed to resemble my matcha. Meaning, it needed to be bright green!
02. It needed to be healthy. Just like my own matcha, I wanted there to be health benefits.
So, I set out to create a masterpiece, and I’m going to be honest, I was shocked when my daughters drank it and liked it…well, actually they LOVED it. Why was I surprised, you ask? Well, instead of matcha, I substituted spinach. I figured since I put spinach in our smoothies all the time (I’m talking three cups of spinach) they would be okay with it as the bright green color in their kid’s matcha, and it turns out, I was right!
So, the ingredients are below, but basically I made the kids matcha drink extremely close to how I make my own matcha, and subbed spinach for the matcha powder. You can find the full recipe below!
Kids Matcha Copycat Drink
- 3/4 cup almond milk (or any milk)
- 1/2 cup fresh spinach
- 1 tsp pure maple syrup (more to taste)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (non alcoholic)
- 1-2 ice cubes (optional)
- Simply blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender for one minute. Serve immediately and watch your kids enjoy their veggies in this quick and easy drink!
I hope that this kids matcha copycat drink recipe is a hit for your kids! There’s nothing like watching your children enjoy their veggies, am I right? If you do end up trying it, tag me on IG stories, or use the hashtag #livingincoloreats, so I can see your creation!
Thank you so much for reading!