Vegan Matcha Green Tea Mousse
Vegan Matcha Green Tea Mousse

Vegan Matcha Green Tea Mousse

The other day I was reading an article on Matcha Green Tea and I was astounded by the health benefits. In case you’re unfamiliar with this product Matcha is a bright green powder which is made by grinding green tea leaves.

It has the lovely grassy green tea flavour albeit a little stronger than a regular green tea, but it can also be used in cooking. Previously I had only ever tried Match Green Tea Ice-cream and I wasn’t really a fan. I had found some ice-creams too strong and bitter, while others had barely any green tea flavour at all.

Match Green Tea Dessert

Matcha Green Tea Dessert

So with this mediocre experience of Matcha Green Tea I was happy to forego the ingredient for more regular flavours. Then I read an article which cited research which found Matcha Green Tea had more than 3 times the EGCG antioxidant as regular green tea.

Matcha Mousse

Matcha Mousse

It went on to suggest the benefits of Matcha included boosting metabolism, reducing cholesterol, increasing energy levels and reducing stress and anxiety. It seems like an amazing list of benefits from drinking a cup of tea.

The higher nutrient level and subsequent health benefits of matcha green tea are attributed in part to the fact that the whole tea leaf is ground and ingested.  Regular green tea is simply steeped in water and the leaves are then discarded.

Raw Matcha Green Tea Mousse

Raw Matcha Green Tea Mousse

So with all these health benefits I decided I should give Matcha another try.

Rather than drink this wonder tea I wanted to make a healthy dessert. I’ve made raw tofu mousse before but I decided to give the recipe an antioxidant burst of green!

Vegan Matcha Green Tea Mousse
Recipe Type: Snack
Cuisine: Healthy
Author: Julie
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 4
A healthy, protein and antioxidant packed raw vegan dessert which can also be eaten guilt free for breakfast or a nutrient rich snack.
Ingredients
  • 400gm Silken Tofu
  • 3 1/2 Tbs Maple Syrup
  • 1 1/2 Tbs Coconut Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Match Green Tea Powder
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Pour into four serving containers and allow to set in the fridge.
  3. Decorate with roasted nuts if desired.

 

If you haven’t tried matcha green tea before this is a good way to start.  The mousse can be as strong or as mild as you like, simply vary the amount of Matcha powder used.

Mr GG enjoyed this dish as a breakfast food. He said it was the perfect quick, healthy breakfast food and the high protein content of the tofu kept him satisfied for ages.  While this is not my usual style of dessert, and I don’t tend to eat breakfast I felt like I was doing my body a good turn by eating the dish.

Vegan Dessert

Vegan Dessert

There are so many other ways to include Matcha in recipes, perhaps matcha muffins, matcha smoothies or matcha cheesecake.

So tell me, do you ever decide to include an ingredient in your diet simply because of its health giving properties??

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Comments

  1. Interesting dish! I read about the health benefits of matcha green tea. I should really give it a try sometime – I haven’t yet. This looks like a great recipe to try! I’d do this as a dessert, too, and not for breakfast. Looks like a fun recipe! Thanks.

    • I didn’t find it sweet or rich enough to call it a dessert so I preferred to eat it as a snack. It was a healthy and tasty snack though 😉

  2. What a great idea Julie! I love the idea of this healthy and tasty snack. After Christmas I need all the help I can get 😛

  3. Am the only person on planet who hasn’t tried matcha! This looks so pretty & fresh.

  4. Oooh! This looks gorgeous – thanks so much for the recipe. I’ll definitely have to give it a try 🙂

  5. Oh, this sounds great! i love matcha!

  6. Julie, I am really interested in this, particularly given that my immune system is shot to pieces having had pneumonia and glandular fever last year. Tell me, did you buy the powder or grind it yourself?

    • Oh no, I bought the powder. There is a very special, long and laborious process to grinding the tea. Also there are particular varieties of tea grown and picked for matcha. It can be bought online, if there isn’t a supplier near you?

  7. Actually, one thing I have been trying to do each day is to drink a couple cups of green tea, for the health benefits. I like tea, but I have a feeling that I would like this even more – thanks for the great idea!

  8. I’ve loved all the desserts I’ve tried with matcha. With all those benefits I need some for home 🙂

  9. Love this vegan matcha green tea mousse, Julie. Definitely on my must-make list =) Thank you for sharing the recipe.
    P.s. I’m a huge fan of strongly flavored green tea ice cream and could eat that morning, noon and night…Probably better that I follow Mr. GG’s example and opt for your dish =)

  10. This certainly sounds light and tasty Julie! I’ll definitely have to give it a go thanks

  11. Lovely looking snack idea and so simple to make too. I’m a very liberal eater and there’s nothing I won’t try at least once. Maybe it’s because I’m Asian, having grown up with all sorts of pungent food that I never find green tea strong enough and so love the stuff

  12. Well there you go, I’ve never heard of matcha green tea and will now look out for it. And must get some silken tofu… I would joyfully eat a breakfast like this – so quick and easy and packed with nutrients… just what I need after a month away… have taken no exercise and returned 3 kilos podgier thanks to too much haggis and camel milk chocolate…

  13. I love matcha. Keen to try this as a mousse using silken tofu. What a great sounding (and health giving) dessert!

  14. I’ve only seen on tv chefs using silken tofu to make a vegan mousse! very interesting but I’m sure upon taste you wouldn’t even be able to tell!

    • The silken tofu doesn’t have a taste so it is a great vehicle for all flavours. It has a slight textural difference but I like that as I am not a fan of heavy cream desserts.

  15. Oh my!These look delicious and I’m so going to try it!I love Matcha Ice Cream and I’m absolutely sure that I would enjoy this too 🙂 Thanks for sharing Julie!

  16. Oooh I’m definitely giving this a go! I love matcha and I love healthy! Easy and fantastic looking recipe, Julie 😀

  17. I’m a matcha lover! Aside from the health benefits of it, I love to to use it for baking and smoothies as well.

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