If you have Instagram, chances are you’ve seen your fair share of superfood lattes. But what’s actually in them? While there’s no scientific or medical definition of “superfoods,” lattes that claim to contain them are often made with powdered herbs, roots, spices and veggies that are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. They might also include spirulina (an algae), reishi and chaga (mushrooms), lucuma (a fruit) and maca (a root).
They’re often mixed with a blend of vegan milks to make them creamy and paired with sweeteners and spices that can help mask the sometimes unusual and bitter flavors of the powders. But that’s the beauty of the superfood latte — once you mix the parts together, it tastes like a yummy tea latte that you’d drink any other day. In that case, why not add some superfoods? Try one for yourself in the recipes to follow.