Matcha. Many of you have asked me what is it? It is actually ground green tea leaves, those that are grown in Asia. Touted for its health benefits, matcha provides your body with antioxidants and has ant inflammatory properties which benefits major organs such as the heart, liver and brain and also the skin. It contains flavonoids which enhance mood. In other words, Matcha is good for you! But it does have a bitter taste, so I add maple syrup or monk fruit to sweeten it. Adding it to yogurt whether plant based or regular, is a wonderful way to gain all the aforementioned health benefits. I encourage you to try this recipe. it is a delicious way to treat strawberries. You can even use honey roasted sliced or chopped almonds for an extra boost of sweetness!
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- 1 pint of Strawberries
- 1 cup plant based or regular yogurt
- 1-2 tablespoons matcha powder (available in the tea section of your local grocer)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup or 1/4 cup of monk fruit (sugar alternative) to taste.
- 1 cup sliced almonds.
Add the Matcha powder 1 tablespoon at a time. Mix well.
Stir in Maple Syrup or Monk Fruit.
Skewer the strawberry. Dip into the Matcha flavored Yogurt.
Roll in the almonds and place each strawberry on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Place in the freezer for at least 2 hours to ssolidify.