MATCHA POPS

When the mercury soars, nothing helps keep your cool more than a refreshing ice pop. Japanese matcha green tea powder infuses these pops with earthy sweetness and Greek yogurt provides creamy body. Japanese matcha, which is made from ground tea leaves, contains up to 137 times more antioxidant potency than traditional green tea does. Rest assured that a little goes a long way. You can also try it in your favourite smoothies.
Ingredients: 

1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) matcha powder
2 Tbsp (30 mL) steaming water
1 cup (250 mL) light coconut milk
1 cup (250 mL) plain full fat Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp (30 mL) honey
1 Tbsp (15 mL) fresh lemon juice
1 tsp (5 mL) lemon zest

Instructions: 

1. In a small bowl, combine matcha powder and steaming water; whisk well to create smooth paste. Set aside and let cool.

2. In blender, blend together coconut milk, yogurt, honey, lemon juice, lemon zest, and matcha paste until well combined.

3. Pour mixture into 4-6 ice pop moulds, depending on their size; insert wooden sticks, and freeze for about 8 hours.

4. To remove pops from moulds, run them under hot water and then gently tug on sticks to loosen.

Serves 4 to 6.