This raw, dairy-free treat is easy to make and will be a favorite this summer sitting in your freezer. The bitter green matcha combined with creamy coconut and a touch of natural sweetener will feed your dessert craving without a sugar overload. And my friends at Panatea Matcha are offering a special discount code for Food by Mars readers! (see below)
Matcha Powder is a pure leaf version of your average green tea meaning you get all the health benefits this mighty leaf has to offer. Rich in antioxidants, matcha provides protection from harmful free radicals, which are the molecules responsible for aging, tissue damage and even some inflammatory diseases. The antioxidants found in matcha are also known to increase metabolism, control blood sugar and lower cholesterol. The caffeine level in matcha is much less than that of coffee and because of all it’s health properties, there is no jitter or crashing like with coffee. Just a clean, focused energy – without the cortisol response that can mess with our adrenals and stress our body. If all of that’s not enough – no doubt you’ve heard that matcha can aid in: digestion, weight loss & metabolism and natural detoxification. Read more here!
If you love the ritual of a morning drink like coffee, you’ll love whisking up your matcha with this. It’s great for travels or to take with you to the office – it dissolves in water and you instantly have your cup of matcha ready!
Matcha is a huge part of my morning drink rotation. I’ve mentioned before on the blog, while I love coffee – I don’t love what it sometimes does to me! But everything in moderation, and I’d prefer to “crowd out” vs. quitting something I enjoy. By crowding out, I’ve been able to find new drinks that make me feel great in the morning… matcha is at the top of that list. When I drink it, I love using coconut milk to froth and make a latte with or in the summer – iced matcha is where it’s at!!!! (recipe)
So I basically took everything I love about the drink, and turned it into a raw pie. This is the birth of that pie… I hope you love it as much as I do!! A big green-lipped kiss to you all! XO
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