Matcha, the exquisite emerald green tea of Japan, is made from the young tender leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Ground to a fine powder, the leaves are brimming with a sweet refreshing taste that lends itself well to treats such as these delicious ice pops. Low in calories and fat, they’re the perfect afternoon pick-me-up on a hot summer’s day!
1 cup (250 mL) vanilla yogurt
3/4 cup (180 mL) fresh or frozen strawberries
1/2 cup (125 mL) sparkling water
1 Tbsp (15 mL) protein powder (or milk powder)
1 tsp (5 mL) matcha green tea powder
Blend all ingredients together on high speed in blender or food processor. Pour into ice pop moulds or 4 small paper cups—insert stick in centre and freeze.
Each serving contains: 66 calories;
5 g protein; 1 g total fat (0 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 11 g carbohydrates (10 g sugars, 1 g fibre); 55 mg sodium
source: "Cooking With Tea", alive #368, June 2013
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