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Matcha Lemon Zest Raw Cheesecake & Matcha Coconut Orange Smoothie

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This post is sponsored by Kineta . This post contains affiliate links, which costs you nothing, but does help to support Live Fresh’s maintenance and morning coffee

Talk about bang for your buck! I’m giving you guys two recipes in one post and I’m sure there’s going to be a lot of drooling going on while reading this. ?

Friends, I am here to tell you that both of these recipes hit it out of the park. I was so excited to write this sponsored post for Kineta that I brainstormed for a good week about what I wanted to create with the Matcha Tea. I came up with so many good ideas but it was important for me to give you something you can easily make and something that I know will dance with your taste buds.

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So what is Matcha Tea? You’ve heard the name, but not quite sure exactly what it is, right? Well, in a nutshell Matcha is a special type of green tea that is finely ground into a powder. But that’s not it! Since Matcha is super concentrated it contains 137 times more antioxidant power (what us nutritionists know as polyphenols & catechins ) than traditional green tea. Yes, you read that right….137 times more power. As a nutritionist, I can help but do a dance! ? (I’m gonna say that emoji is doing “Vogue”) We are talking a product that is loaded with cancer fighters….a product that is ready to disarm all those lingering free radicals in your body.

Beyond that (oh yes, there is more), Matcha Tea (from Kineta):

  1. Boosts Energy -move to the side coffee…
  2. Revs up your metabolism and promotes fax oxidation -who doesn’t love this??! You can read a study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition here
  3. Improves memory & concentration– maybe this will help us Mommys with our baby brain…haha!
  4. Strengthens the immune system– we all need this!

What I really love is the versatility. Be honest….who doesn’t love cheesecake. And ever since I’ve discovered the world of raw cheesecakes, I honestly think it’s going to be hard for me to go back to the dairy, calorie laden traditional cheesecakes.

I get easily excited about any dessert with a lemon profile. A little fact – my wedding cupcakes were filled with lemon curd, I had lemons on all my table centerpieces…and on my wedding invitations. You get my LOOOVE?! It’s real. ??

Get this….9 ingredients in the ENTIRE cheesecake. Gaaaaaaaasssssssp. I know, I often do the same things when desserts taste phenomenal and have minimal ingredients. Oats, almonds, prunes for the crust & soaked cashews, coconut oil, lemon (zest & juice), almond milk, Kineta Matcha Tea, and maple syrup for the cake. THAT’S IT. ? ?

 

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After mixing the cheesecake ingredients together, I couldn’t help but begin to eat it with my spoon! It was so good. I didn’t want to waste a single ounce of it. I made two 6 inch mini cakes because I have to admit that I am not great at sharing desserts and wanted a whole one to myself. Yes, we all have our flaws… But you can also you a 9 inch springform pan and make one large cheesecake. Put it all together, freeze for about 3-4 hours and your good to go! I love the simplicity.

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And now, my friends, we are on to the Matcha Coconut Orange Smoothie. Loaded with flavor, vitamins & minerals, good fats, and best of all loaded with antioxidants. This smoothie took me 5 minutes to throw together in the blender and it made two servings. If you are not a fan of coconut milk, you can also use almond, soy, rice, or hemp milk. Regardless of the milk you use, you know your drinking something good….and that should make you happy!

My suggestion: Get yourself some Matcha Tea!

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Don’t forget to check out Kineta Matcha Tea at http://www.ilovematchatea.co.uk/

Love your truly….enjoy!

 

 

Print Recipe
Matcha Lemon Zest Raw Cheesecake & Matcha Coconut Orange Smoothie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 12-24 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Matcha Lemon Zest Cheesecake (Crust)
Matcha Lemon Zest Cheesecake (Filling)
Matcha Coconut Orange Smoothie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 12-24 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Matcha Lemon Zest Cheesecake (Crust)
Matcha Lemon Zest Cheesecake (Filling)
Matcha Coconut Orange Smoothie
Instructions
Cheesecake Crust
  1. In a food processor, pulse the almonds until ground. Add prunes and pulse until they are thoroughly mixed.
  2. Place mixture in a medium bowl and combine in the oats. Mix with clean hands together and press into the bottom of a greased (coconut oil) springform pan.
Cheesecake Filling
  1. Soak cashews ahead of time. Zest & juice your lemon.
  2. In a blender combine all the ingredients and blend for about 3-4 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Add more almond milk if you need more liquid.
Putting the Cheesecake Together
  1. Pour the mixture into the springform pan(s). Freeze for 3-4 hours, then serve.
Smoothie (Serves 2)
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 2 minutes. Enjoy.
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