Matcha Coconut Gummies
MATCHA COCONUT GUMMIES
FOOD AS MEDICINE:
Matcha is a powdered form of a Japanese green tea that is grown in shade to increase certain properties and make the taste more smooth with a less astringent aftertaste. Matcha is a ground powder of the entire leaf of tea which is consumed whole rather than steeping the leaf and discarding, which allows for about 10 times the nutritional boost. The use of shade in the growing process increases production of caffeine and l-theanine, a natural mood stabilizer. Matcha can be a therapeutic intervention for depression, anxiety and adrenal fatigue as well as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and beyond.
1 cup coconut water
3 Tbsp Vital Proteins Gelatin
1 cup full fat coconut milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp matcha powder
Place the coconut water in a small bowl and add the gelatin. Mix until combined and allow to “bloom” while you do the next steps.
Bring the coconut milk to a simmer over low heat. Once heated, place in the blender and add the gelatin and coconut water mixture, honey, vanilla and matcha. Blend on high for about 30 seconds or until color is uniform throughout.
Tap the blender on the counter to break up any bubbles. If you have created a lot of foam, you may want to skim this off before proceeding or use a fine mesh strainer for best results.
Pour the gelatin into an 8×8 glass dish or into silicone molds of your choice. Refrigerate 3 hours or up to overnight. Cut into 1×1 squares or use cookie cutters to cut into fun shapes!
Makes 12 servings
Nutrition facts per serving: 76 Calories, 5g Fat, 3g Carbohydrate, 6g Protein
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Check out our blog post on the benefits of matcha as well as other ways to incorporate this superfood into your diet!