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This week, Ceri Jones from Natural Kitchen Adventures – Ceri is a real life chef who loves cooking with whole foods and eating a paleo diet. Here, staying true to her healthy roots, she has chosen her top ten recipes using matcha, from fellow Foodies100 bloggers.
Over to Ceri…
I seem to find myself talking about matcha on a daily basis – though before you put me on a matcha drinking pedestal with a green halo on my head I should probably confess I’m not drinking it as much as I’m talking about it (oops!). Matcha is a wonderfully potent green tea, loaded with antioxidants & amino acids which do great things for our energy, metabolism, concentration and general health.
The tea comes in a powder so it can be rather excitingly used for a variety of culinary creations as well as for plain ole drinking. Many bloggers have been creating super green recipes with it of late and I’m delighted to share my top ten picks with you today…
- First up is my simple recipe for an almond milk latte. If you’re new to matcha this is a great introduction to the green stuff.
- Kellie from Food to Glow is also a huge fan of matcha – her recent matcha yoghurt breakfast bowl looks like a great way to get a dose of matcha in, first thing!
- Continuing on the drink theme this matcha & banana superfood breakfast smoothie from Chocolate Log Blog looks as super as its super ingredients!
- Summer is over but this creamy matcha strawberry popsicle recipe from Cinnamon Eats should still be tried!
- Moving into the more decadent realm of cake, matcha can be successfully used to turn a beige sponge green! These Japanese style mochi cakes are a testament to this theory as are these cupcakes from My Sugar Coated Life and these cakes from Fuss Free Flavours.
- And what about using the potent green colour to dye an icing for a cake as trialed recently by Keep Calm and Fanny On?
- Reining in the sugar a little, these truffles from Seasonal & Savoury are made from honey and coconut butter. Healthy and indulgent!
- … and finally a decadent mousse by yours truly – but dairy and refined sugar free! In this recipe matcha partners well with lime and creamy avocados which are disguised in this dish by sweet honey and luscious coconut oil.
Have you tried matcha before? Which recipe would you be tempted to trial?
Thanks to Ceri for this super healthy round up! You can follow her on Twitter or Instagram at @cerikitchen.