By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey
A really simple creamy ice cream and an easy way to enjoy the anti-inflammatory matcha green tea powder. I like to use a little MCT oil in this recipe for a brain boost but if this is not available simply omit from the recipe. The addition of lemon juice helps balance the strong matcha flavour while using xylitol keeps the sugar content low.
1 x 400g can full fat coconut milk
2-3 tsp matcha green tea powder, to taste
1 tsp vanilla essence
¼ tsp xanthum gum (optional)
2 tbsp coconut oil, softened
1 tbsp MCT oil, optional
1 tbsp lemon juice
60g xylitol, erythritol or stevia to taste
Simply place all the ingredients in a high speed blender and process until smooth and creamy.
Using an ice cream maker churn the ice cream according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Either serve immediately or transfer to an freezeproof container and freeze until needed. Alternatively you can pour the mixture into a shallow freezeproof container and freeze for 2-3 hours stirring occasionally during freezing until set.
The ice cream can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Remove from the freezer 20 minutes before serving to allow it to soften slightly.
About Christine Bailey
Christine is an award-winning nutritionist, chef and author. With a passion for creating delicious nourishing recipes, Christine has a reputation for transforming people’s health and love of real food. As well as seeing clients and writing for national press, Christine runs ‘Nourish’ cookery classes including popular hands-on days for children. Christine is an inspiring nutritional chef well known for her engaging style and enthusiasm.
Christine is the author of numerous health and recipe books including ebooks on paleo eating and gluten-free recipes. Her books include her popular Supercharged Juices and Smoothies, The Juice Diet Book, The Raw Food Diet Book and Eat to Get Younger. Christine has particular specialisms in paleo diets, allergy free cooking, digestive health, coeliac disease and other autoimmune conditions, allergies, healthy ageing and weight loss.