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Matcha Vegan Ice-Cream Sundae Recipe

Recipe by Giuseppe Federici (@giuseppefederici1)

What is matcha?

Matcha is a fine green powder made from the leaves of specially-grown green tea plants. It is used as an ingredient in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies as well as a natural colouring for sweets and food. Matcha is often viewed as a superfood due it containing high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols which have associated health benefits.

In this vegan ice-cream recipe, the matcha creates an incredible vivid green colour without needing to add any artificial colourings.  It also has a unique umami taste which, combined with the natural sweetness of the frozen bananas and Vanilla Soy Protein, makes a delicious vegan dessert. The protein snack toppings add a yummy chewiness to the ice cream as well as an extra sweet chocolatey kick.

This ice-cream dessert is really quick and easy to make, has zero added sugar or sweeteners, and is packed with 40g of quality plant-based protein making it the perfect post-workout treat and healthy alternative to many store bought ice-creams. The frozen bananas give this nice-cream creamy consistency like icecream but, of course, completely dairy-free!

Matcha Vegan Nice-Cream Sundae Recipe

Ingredients

Method

  1. Blend together the bananas, matcha, and Soy Protein powder together to create your creamy icecream.
  2. Pour into a bowl and top with a crumbled Peanut Butter Cup.
  3. Use the Filled Vegan Cookie to dip into the ice cream. Alternatively, you can heat up the Filled Vegan Cookie for a 5-8 seconds in the microwave for a warm, gooey accompaniment to your ice cream.


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