Matcha Obsessed + Recipe

Matcha is a powdered green tea, which is a concentrated superfood that is gain popularity worldwide for its health benefits.  Matcha preparation involves covering the tea plants with shade cloths before they’re harvested, this technique triggers growth of the leaves with better flavor and texture.  The leaves are then hand picked, steamed (to stop fermentation), dried and aged in cold storage to deepen the flavor.  The dried leaves are then ground into powder, and this is Matcha.


Matcha is rich in antioxidants and offers many health benefits.  It is considered a superfood for it concentrated nutrient potency, but highly regarded for its antioxidants levels.  The antioxidants present in Matcha can be linked to numerous health benefits such as:

  • Disease protections
  • Anti-aging
  • Boost metabolism
  • Improve blood sugar regulation
  • Reduce blood pressure

Matcha Avocado Pudding

Serves 2



For the matcha pudding:
1 ripe medium to large avocado
1 ripe medium banana
4 Tbsp coconut cream (or the creamy part of canned coconut milk)
2 tsp lemon juice
2 – 3 tsp matcha powder, to taste (use less if you are sensitive to caffeine)
Optional: 1 Tbsp sweetener of your choice (I used coconut syrup)


For the parfait:
½ cup oats
2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
2 Tbsp sunflower seeds
½ large pear, washed, cored and cubed
1 kiwi, peeled and cubed



For the matcha pudding:

Place the banana, peeled avocado, coconut cream, sweetener, lemon juice and matcha powder in a blender and blend at low speed until smooth and creamy.

Serve immediately with fresh fruit like kiwis, mangoes or strawberries – or make a parfait.


To make a parfait:

Put a pan over medium heat and add oats and seeds. Toast for 1-2 minutes or until everything is lightly brown.

Line up 2-3 parfait glasses (or small glasses) and place toasted oats at the bottom. Add a layer of avocado pudding, then pears, then avocado pudding again and kiwis.

Top with some coconut cream and ½ teaspoon of toasted oats.

Serve immediately.


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