Special occasions call for treats. And treats are a tricky…
Recently, the folks at Your Tea kindly sent me a gorgeous box containing several sachets of their Matcha Tea, a ceremonial bamboo whisk, and a delightful Matcha Recipe Booklet. Really, as if the beautiful packaging wasn’t enough to make me swoon, their Matcha Tea is so perfectly earthy and delish. And the timing of this pleasing delivery couldn’t have been better because I recently gave up my beloved black tea for its green cousin.
As you’ll read on Your Tea’s site, their 100% Japanese Certified Organic Matcha assists in bolstering immunity, increasing energy, and boosting antioxidant levels, to name just a few virtues of these fab tea leaves.
Don’t get me wrong — I take the ritual of steeping tea very seriously, and I’m known to bliss out on a perfectly steeped cup of loose leaf tea, but sometimes, especially during these these last few dog days of summer, a girl needs a lil’ somethin’ somethin. Ya feel me? Yeah, ya do.
Let your next somethin’ somethin’ come in the form of this refreshing, no-bake treat! This Matcha-Lime Pudding assembles easily, and the resultant flavour packs a most delicious citrusy punch. That tang is then tempered by the sweetness of dates and honey and a hint of the earthy, mellow Matcha. Top with fresh berries of your choice and additional lime zest.
Happy nomming, fine peeps!
Matcha-Lime Pudding (AIP, Paleo, Vegan)
Author: Martine Partridge
Recipe type: Treats
- ½ c dates, pitted, chopped, and soaked in 1 c of boiled water for 15 minutes
- 3 tbsp honey (Use maple syrup for vegan version.)
- ¼ c filtered water
- 2 tsp Your Tea Matcha
- 3 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted (about 1.5 c)
- ¼ c coconut oil, melted
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tsp lime zest
- Place pitted and chopped dates in bowl and cover with 1 c boiled water. Let this sit for 15 minutes.
- Drain dates and place in the food processor with the honey. Process until smooth.
- Mix matcha in ¼ c filtered water. Add to food processor along with all other ingredients.
- Process until smooth and creamy.
- Transfer to serving dishes and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving. Top with fresh berries and additional lime zest.
- This pudding keeps well refrigerated for 2-3 days.