Those wonderful ladies at I AM CO have done it again and inspired us with a delicious recipe.
Many people don’t realise matcha is derived from the same tea plant as green tea. Matcha is made of 100% green tea leaves that have been ground to a fine powder. It contains 17 more antioxidants than blueberries, 10 times the nutritional content of regular green tea and provides energy and focus – amongst many other benefits. Find out more, here.
Great for using in tea, lattes, baking, cereal, smoothies and desserts.
Masuta Matcha Mousse Pots
Serves 6 | Ready in 30 minutes plus chilling time
1 cup almonds
½ cup raw buckwheat
¼ cup carob powder
2 tablespoons brown rice malt syrup
Matcha mousse filling:
2 cups raw cashews (covered in boiling water and soaked 1-2 hours and drained)
¼ cup almond milk
3-4 tablespoons brown rice maple syrup
Juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon Masuta Matcha
¼ cup coconut oil (melted at room temperature)
To prepare the crust, add all ingredients to a food processor, and process until the mixture comes away from the sides and you’ve achieved a sticky, dough-like mixture.
Divide this base mixture among jars or glasses, lightly packing the mixture into the base of each jar/glass to form the pie base.
To make the matcha lime layer, add the cashews, brown rice malt syrup, almond milk and lime juice to a blender and process until smooth. Once smooth, add the matcha and coconut oil. Process again, scraping down the sides of the blender as required.
Pour the filling into the jars over the crust. Cover and chill the jars until the filling is firm, approximately 3-4 hours. These matcha mousse pots will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.