Mint and Coconut Matcha Latte
3/4 cup coconut milk
3/4 cup water
1 tsp matcha green tea powder
1-2 tsp agave syrup (or to taste)
1 large sprig of fresh mint
Optional - fresh coconut pieces or unsweetened coconut chips, drizzle pure vanilla extract and a dust of matcha over the top. Garnish with mint sprig.
Heat the water in a small sauce pot, until just before boiling. Add your “mint” to the water. If this is via tea or fresh mint, allow to steep and sit for at least a minute. If using a peppermint extract, you do not need to wait at all.
Remove the tea bag or mint sprig before proceeding to the next step. You can pour the minted water into your serving glass – or keep in the pot.
Add the matcha to the water and begin whisking briskly. Use a bamboo matcha whisk if you have one -this helps to prevent clumping. (A basic spoon or fork works too).
Once the matcha has mostly dissolved in the water, it should be a bright dark green color with a few clumps most likely. Try using a sifter to add the matcha as you stir, to lessen clumping. Heat your non-dairy milk in on the stovetop and bring to a boil. Add the steamy hot non-dairy milk to your serving glass – mixing with the matcha water.
Stir in the agave syrup to sweeten. Maple syrup or organic sugar can also be used.
Add optional toppings.
L | H - NEWS AND EVENTS
Here's what is happening at our Hinsdale wellness center this month!
May 13th is Mother's Day
Treat Mom to the gift of Wellness. We have a variety of safe pampering products and, if you're not sure what she'd like, a gift certificate to Luxxe | Honor may be just what she wants. Mom can stock up on deodorant, essential oils, body lotion, shower gel and Osmosis safe skincare products.
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!
News! *POP-UP* Location + "Guess-the-Street" $100 Contest
LUXXE | HONOR is moving to La Grange and opening early June 2018! We are building out a new space but while we get that just right, we have a temporary PoP-Up location! To add to the fun of it all, we have a contest to win a $100 LUXXE | HONOR Gift Card!
How to enter? Go on our facebook page www.facebook.com/luxxehonor and comment as to what street you predict will be our PoP-Up home for the coming months. Winner is drawn and announced on Facebook by 5.15.
Thank you Hinsdale!! The Hinsdale location will be closing by 5.15 - thank you for the 3 past years of support and helping us grow strong enough to expand! Text us with any questions ~ 630.581.5354.
L | H - HOME
Earth Day was the end of April, but keeping up efforts for using less plastic and less waste overall is something we should do everyday.
On average, an American family uses over 500 resealable bags per year! Usually, those bags are used once and then thrown away.
Replacing these plastic bags with earth friendly alternatives is one of the easiest changes we can make. Here are a few of our favorites:
1. Reusable sandwich wrap that turns into a placemat.
2. Silicon Storage Bags. These are great for fruit, trail mix, sandwiches, veggies and come in fun colors.
3.Mesh Produce Bags. Skip those plastic bags in the produce section and carry these in your purse. They also work great for toy storage, snack storage and other odds and ends.
4. Eco friendly Food Wrap. Half of an apple left over? Need to wrap the top of your glass container? This food wrap is amazing! Use if over and over without any waste. Washes easily too!
5. Sandwich and Snack bags that are dishwasher safe and come in fun prints. Love these!
L | H - BOOK CLUB
We're getting ready for grill season with From Garden To Grill - a veggie based bbq cookbook. From grilled artichokes to pineapple kebabs, you may forget about the hot dogs and hamburgers.
L | H - PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
We are loving our Facial Mists this Spring! Between travel and baseball games, post workouts or before heading out for the night - these mists refresh, moisturize, balance and rejuvenate. A quick spray after a long flight or after a hard workout will bring calm and moisture to your skin.