These strawberry matcha popsicles are perfect for dessert or even breakfast. They're packed with energising and metabolism-boosting matcha and bulked with oats to make a filling and nourishing frozen treat.
I often enjoy matcha lattes made with almond milk in the mornings as an energy- and metabolism-boosting way to start the day. It's complex flavour, with grassy and sweet notes, is not only great instead of regular tea or coffee, but it's also wonderful to use in cooking and baking. I recently used matcha to develop the recipe for Matcha and Coconut Yogurt Tarts and I love it in cakes and energy balls as well.
Pure Chimp asked me to come up with a recipe using their 100% pure and natural ceremonial-grade matcha green tea powder and as the sun shone outside and the flowers were bursting to life, I wanted to create a summery and healthy treat so devised these strawberry and matcha popsicles.
For these strawberry and matcha popsicles, I turned a vegan matcha latte into ice lollies and added filling oats and fresh strawberries. This is so easy to make and it's great for a healthy snack, dessert or even breakfast.
Pure Chimp matcha has 10 times the goodness of regular green tea per cup, uses specially-grown green tea leaves ground into a fine powder and 5% of their profits go to charity.
Matcha can help you improve your mood, memory and concentration.
According to Pure Chimp, it can also boost your metabolism by up to 40%, increase your energy levels and keep you going for up to 6 hours and it's full of antioxidants.
I'm sipping a matcha latte as I write this (the popsicles are all gone - we devoured them very quickly this sunny weekend!). I love the earthy taste of it and the energy boost that I get from it without that shaky caffeinated feeling that coffee can give.
Disclosure: Pure Chimp commissioned a recipe using their matcha. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make it possible for me to write Veggie Desserts.
Strawberry and Matcha Popsicles
- 1 cup (240ml) almond milk
- ½ cup (50g) oats (gluten-free if required)
- 1 very ripe banana
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup optional
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ teaspoons matcha green tea powder
- handful of fresh strawberries
- Whiz the almond milk, oats, banana, maple syrup, vanilla and matcha in a blender until smooth. Pour into popsicle/ice lolly moulds until ¾ full.
- Wash, hull and slice the strawberries then press them into the edges of the popsicle molds.
- Freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight, until solid.
- Run under hot water to release from the molds and serve for dessert, a snack or even breakfast!
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.
I must say, these treats were absolutely delicious! They make for a great healthy dessert or breakfast alternative. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
I love this combination with the strawberries. Matcha is such a great ingredient isn't it ?
Sara | Belly Rumbles
Love the sound of these, they would make great breakfast pops.
Such pretty popsicles and so healthy too, I would love to have one this bank holiday:-)
These look so yummy! I’m always craving ice cream and this might be the perfect solution for a healthier frozen option! Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to try them.
These look delicious!
What a lovely idea and they look terrific! I too have never tried matcha, I must rectify that 🙂
Really Loved the Idea of a Matcha Fruity Popsicles.... Perfect for the warm weather .
Sarah Trivuncic, Maison Cupcake
I always love the shape of these popsicles with the vertical lines down them like old fashioned ice lollies - I'd be worried mine wouldn't come out the moulds but yours look so neat and tidy. Sounds like a very healthy natural lolly!
Love the idea of making green matcha popsicles! Perfect for the hot summer days! And I really like Pure Chimp matcha!
Katie Bryson (@cookingkt)
What a gorgeous and imaginative recipe - I love the way you've styled them too! I've never actually tried Matcha but you've totally sold it to me... must get hold of some!
Lisa |Garlic + Zest
I think my daughter would enjoy these popsicles - she's a tea fiend!
You absolutely hit my soft spot with the word MATCHA!! Love how refreshing these look!! Can't wait to make them!
I love the colors of these! How beautiful!! And what a great way to eat a healthy snack! I can make these for my kids and they wouldn't even know they are eating something healthy!! I can't wait to try these.
Cathy @ Planet Veggie
I know how healthy matcha is but I can't have it neat and have to 'hide' it in other things and these look great!
Kate, I love seeing what you come up with next. I love how the red of the strawberry peeks out of these treats.
Wow! Look at that green color! I love that there isn't any refined sugar in these popsicles. Pure Chimp sounds awesome! Would love to try it out!
Gorgeous photos!! And I must say they look and sound a treat! I'm all for healthy clean eating so I WILL be giving these a go for sure!!
These look incredible. Love the colours together.
Think I may give this recipe a little try for summer!