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good eats: vanilla almond matcha and chocolate lava shake

good-eats-vanilla-almond-matcha Happy St. Patrick's Day, beauties! We were totally inspired by this green shake by half baked harvest and decided to have a little fun in the kitchen. This shake is rich and creamy, but contains no ice-cream and no added sugar! It's loaded with natural ingredients and has a dash of matcha. Matcha is made from the nutrient-rich young leaves picked from the tips of the Camellia sinensis plant and then ground into powdered green tea. We love matcha because it is high in antioxidants and catechins, and it calms while it boosts memory and energy levels.

ingredients

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photos: half baked harvest

chocolate Lava:

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons honey (use maple syrup for vegans)
  • 1/3 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 ounces dark chocolate (make sure it is vegan if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

shake:

  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight
  • 1/2-3/4 cup cold almond milk or coconut water
  • 1-2 tablespoons matcha green tea powder
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract (add a teaspoon of vanilla beans if you have them)
  • 2 soft medjool dates, pitted 1/2 small ripe avocado, peeled + pitted 1 very ripe banana (or 1/2 large banana), frozen if possible
  • 1 small handful baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter pinch of salt cocoa nibs, for topping (optional)

For full instructions, please visit the half baked harvest website. We hope you love this recipe as much as we do! If you make it, we'd love to hear about it in the comments below.

    Cheers, loves!! xo