Coconut macaroons are the ideal dessert. They are simple to make, contain very few ingredients and can be made in less than 15 minutes. A local family in Whistler, B.C. started an organic cafe called The Green Moustache to spread the word of optimal health through nutrition. They wanted fun, creative and wholesome food to be easily attainable for their community. They make fresh salads, smoothies, cold pressed juices and a variety of raw desserts that contain no gluten or dairy. They also carry the world’s most delicious Chocolate Coconut Macaroons. If you ever see this spot along your travels, pull over and grab yourself a macaroon, or two. Needless to say, their little chocolate gems have inspired my recipe.
Generally high quality matcha comes from Japan. Origin isn’t an essential component when buying matcha powder but it is important to start reading labels and understand where your food is coming from. Better quality equals more available nutrients. If you are unfamiliar with matcha, it is finely ground green tea leaves. Since you are consuming the entire leaf, it is a powerful source of chlorophyll which is a green pigment that gives matcha its beautiful vibrant green colour. Chlorophyll is rich in antioxidants, vitamins such as A, C, E and K and minerals like magnesium, calcium and potassium. Chlorophyll is also rich in live enzymes which help cleanse our blood enhancing its ability to carry more oxygen throughout our body. Matcha naturally contains minimal caffeine content which can make a great alternative for your morning coffee.
Find out how to prepare the most delicious Matcha Tea Latte and additional healing benefits of this mighty green superfood here.