Regular readers will know that I’m a tea fanatic (fanaTEAic?) so it is no surprise that I adore using matcha in various recipes. I especially love iced green tea lattes on sunny days but there is so much more to matcha than simply drinking it, so I’ve decided to take part in the #SummerOfMatcha recipe challenge with EatCleanTea
|Chocolate Mint Matcha Mousse, #SummerOfMatcha*
Matcha is fantastic. It is made from baby powdered tea leaves and is one of the healthiest drinks out there. Potent in anti-oxidants, a shot of matcha gives you more energy than an espresso. It is the number one super food and I have turned it a little but more super by combining it with another super food: avocado. Say whaaaat?
|Yeah but does he avocado?
Avocados are packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre. They contain zero cholesterol and almost zero sugar. A great choice for people worried about health problems such as diabetes or obesity and this recipe is great for those of you (like me) who dislike avocados yet love dessert!
This dairy free, gluten free and sugar free mousse has a silky soft texture and like any good mousse, is lovely and thick! A guilt free summer treat that is ridiculously easy to make and your guests will never know that they had just had avocado for dessert (unless you tell them.) A proper summer delight.
Let me introduce you to my tongue twister of a recipe: Chocolate Mint Matcha Mousse.
Ingredients (Serves 3-4)
- 2 large ripe avocados
- 1/2tbsp EatCleanTea Mint Matcha
- 5tbsp cacao powder or good quality cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup almond milk (or other dairy free milk, the more you add the runnier it will be)
- 2tsp vanilla essence
- 2-6 tsp sweetener (agarve or maple syrup, honey or similar)
- 1/4tsp salt
1. Peel avocados and remove the stone.
2. Place the avocado flesh, matcha, vanilla essence, salt and sweetener in a blender.
3. Gradually add the milk until you get to your desired consistency.
4. Split the mix into roughly two halves. Keep one half in a bowl on the side.
5. Add cocoa powder to the remaining half in the blender.
6. Finished! Serve in layered in small sundae bowls or champagne flutes for optimum style. Gradually add a spoonful of each mix at a time.
7. Dust a little cocoa and matcha powder on the top and garnish with mint leaves.
|Enjoying a healthy mint chocolate treat
Best served fresh from the fridge.
This recipe is so diverse. You could add chocolate chips and raspberries or add cocoa powder to the lot. Endless possibilities. Bet of all it is so chocolately and delicious that it would never cross your mind to think it sis actually healthy.
See. Easy peasy! Eating healthy doesn’t need to be boring, especially when chocolate mint matcha mousse is on the menu.
*PR supplied product for use in the #SummerOfMatcha competition. All thoughts and recipies are my own.