Summer is fast approaching and the weather is heating up fast! I have been absolutely loving the longer, warmer days and as such, my appetite has adjusted along with the weather. This past winter (not sure I can really call what San Francisco had winter though), I have been living off of warm zucchini pasta, soups, teas (best tea EVER) and oatmeal. I admit that while my love for these foods lasts year round, light and cool foods such as smoothies, fresh rolls and ice-cream have been calling my name.
Sure, I will have the occasional cheat meal (what’s up Ben & Jerry’s), but since I try to keep things healthy around here, I have become quite creative in my attempts to make desserts that are both healthy and delicious. I am absolutely obsessed with matcha green tea, and when I was younger I would always get the sugary and highly calorific green tea frappes from Starbucks and matcha green tea ice-cream whenever I could.
I was thinking hard as to how I could make a matcha dessert using the Republic of Tea’s matcha yuzu powder (what a freaking amazing combo, right?!) that was delicious, healthy AND unique. I like to make things easy for myself, don’t I lol? And then suddenly it hit me: popsicles!! I feel as if popsicles are THE epitome of summer 🙂
- 2tsp matcha yuzu powder from Republic of Tea
- 1 1/2 cup frozen mango cubes (can be found in most supermarkets)
- 3 large or 5 small mint leaves
- 1 small tub plain greek yogurt (I used Stonyfield)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1tbsp honey
- Firstly, get your popsicle molds out and ready to be used!
- Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. This could take a few minutes depending on your blender.
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze it overnight.
- The next day, run the popsicles under hot water for a few seconds to easily take the popsicle out of the mold.
- Eat and enjoy!
- Almond milk can be subbed for other milks but may affect taste.
- Greek yogurt can be subbed for dairy free yogurt such as coconut, but may affect texture and taste.
- Honey can be subbed for sugar-free sweetener such as stevia.
I dare you not to like these Matcha Yuzu Mango Popsicles With Mint 🙂 Please let me know what you think about it if you do try it either by commenting below or giving me a shout on social media.
P.S. The popsicle molds are Zoku Classic Pop Molds. I absolutely recommend them!
Disclaimer: Republic of Tea provided me with the matcha yuzu powder but I received no financial compensation for this post. Rest assured that my opinions will always stay unbiased and that I would never recommend a product I don’t personally use or like.