Nutrient rich matcha green tea vegan 'ice cream' with banana, coconut and avocado
So inspiration for tonight's experiments in the kitchen came from two experiences today.
One: I tried an awesome matcha and avocado smoothie at the groovy Smith street tea bar Storminateacup.
The other from when I was browsing Daiso and came across some ice cream molds. If you don't know what Daiso is, it's basically the Japanese $2 shop, but everything is $2.80 and they have a lot of different stuff, from homewares, stationary, kitchen stuff and a bunch of other crap. Typically everything you buy breaks the second you get it home but it's only $2.80 so who cares right? So I grabbed my plastic mold in order to make some matcha green tea ice cream later and was on my merry way.
Now I've never actually made green tea ice cream before, so wasn't sure what to expect. I didn't have a recipe and to be honest these turned out a bit 'icy-er' than as creamy as I had hoped. But they were still delicious, and went perfectly as an after dinner sweet. The avocado, banana and coconut all worked well together and paired well with the green tea flavor. These green tea ice cream treats are vegan(I love the vegans no matter what anyone says about them), raw, full of healthy fats from the coconut and avocado and packed with antioxidants from the matcha and fruit.
- 1/2 an avocado
- Juice from one coconut and about 50g of shaved fresh coconut
- 1 large banana
20g of cooking grade matcha powder (yes I used a lot.)
- 1 granny smith apple
- A handful of ice cubes
- Squeeze of lemon
There isn't one, I just threw it all in the blender then poured it into the ice cream moulds.
There's no need for this line of text here.
After this step I put them in the freezer, but sadly no photo was taken. Here is a few once they came out of the freezer:
(ps. These photos are all from my phone, if you want to see better quality photos in the future buy some matcha tea and I could afford a better camera)
No the photo isn't staged, I always eat ice cream like that.
How's that symmetry for all you food photography geeks!
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