Mixed Berry Matcha Popsicles
I’ve been wanting to experiment with new frozen treats for a while, but up until recently, it simply wasn’t warm enough. But the sunshine arrived last week and it’s definitely feeling like frozen treat weather!
After trying several different variations, this one has turned out to be my favourite so far.
2 cups unsweetened coconut water (without pulp)
2 tsp Omega Nutrition Matcha Green Tea powder
1 tbsp Omega Nutrition Virgin Coconut Oil (melted)
1 medium sized ripe organic avocado
1 tbsp chia seeds
Approximately 1 cup of mixed berries, fresh or frozen (I personally recommend tart berries such as raspberries and blackberries).
Optional: 1 tbsp of natural sweetener, such as maple syrup, honey, or coconut sugar (Stevia would work as well, but be careful with how much you use if you are unfamiliar with it).
Begin by putting everything into your blender or food processor, except for the berries and the sweetener.
Blend until well combined. It should resemble a smoothie.
At this point, give it a quick taste test and decide if you would like to add sweetener or not. I quite prefer the taste of Matcha without sweetener, but I understand that not everyone does.
Add sweetener as desired and blend some more.
These Popsicles work best when made in nice wide molds. I like to put a small amount of berries down at the very bottom of the mold, and then simply pour the smoothie-like mixture overtop.
I tried several different kinds of fruit and berries. My favourites were the ones I made with raspberries and blackberries. They provided a tartness that made for a very enjoyable contrast of flavours when eaten with the Matcha.
Allow to freeze for at least 2 hours.
The recipe above yielded 5 generously sized frozen treats.
Eat these out in the sunshine with your family this weekend, and Enjoy!