Matcha, Chia, and Coconut Popsicles

Prep Time 15 minutes - 4 hours freezing
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 6 popsicles

Matcha powder is made from ground tea leaves, and, unlike coffee, which gives us an immediate caffeine boost (occasionally with a crash), the caffeine from matcha is slowly disseminated over a period of several hours, giving a steady energy boost that can last a whole day! Matcha is also full of nutrients and antioxidants, and can be made into a hot beverage, or used in a latte, smoothie, or in baked goods! Our favorite way to consume matcha is in frozen treats. This recipe uses matcha, mixed with nut milk (almonds, cashew, or coconut), and chia seeds, which increases the nutritional benefits of this popsicle while also adding a crunchy texture that kids will love! For an extra impressive touch, try making the coconut simple syrup, which adds a lovely tropical boost of flavor. Summer is the season for icy frozen treats, especially popsicles, but they don't need to only come in three flavors and be full of added sugar. To make original and healthy versions, try recipes for homemade popsicles, and you can avoid artificial sweeteners and coloring. With some fresh fruit juice, nut milks or butters, and even chia seeds, the possibilities are practically endless and will be a surefire hit with both kids and adults! Check out our links for other popsicle recipes here!


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How It's Made

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 teaspoons of good quality matcha powder
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 cups of almond milk
  • ¼ cup of

Note:

Quantity may vary depending on the size of popsicle molds.

Directions

  1. Place the matcha, maple syrup, vanilla, and almond milk in a blender or mixer. Mix at high speed for a few seconds. Pour the mixture into a large mason jar, add the chia, and shake vigorously. Set aside for ten minutes before shaking vigorously again. 
  2. Pour the mix into the popsicle molds and freeze for 4 hours. 
  3. While the popsicles are freezing, prepare the simple syrup.

How It's Made: Coconut Simple Syrup

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil. Add the shredded coconut, stir, and let simmer over low heat for 30 to 45 minutes. 
  2. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  3. Once the popsicles are frozen, gently remove them from the molds.
  4. Pour the syrup into a small glass and dip the tip of each popsicle into the syrup. Dust with extra shredded coconut and place on the baking sheet. 
  5. Freeze again for 30 minutes to 1 hour and enjoy!
Emilie Gaillet
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Emilie Gaillet

Emilie creates healthy, and tasty recipes for PRANA as well as her own blog, Murmures. Her passion lies in the creation of recipes - from the chopping and stirring to the presentation and styling of her dishes.

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