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Matcha Peach Crunch Bars

Matcha Peach Crunch Bars
by Chef Kelly Lowes, Raw Gourmet La Vie

Raw Matcha Peach_cropIngredients:
1 can 13.66 oz. Thai Kitchen coconut milk
5 frozen bananas
3 tbsp. maple syrup
2 tsp. Barista’s Matcha powder
¼ tsp. Himalayan sea salt
¼ tsp. vanilla extract
10 drops coconut Medicine Flower Extract
10 drops peach Medicine Flower Extract

Directions:
Place the frozen bananas into a Vitamix. Break them into medium-sized pieces first. Add coconut milk to the bananas and blend until creamy smooth. Place the remaining ingredients into the mix and blend until evenly distributed. Take some frozen ice pop makers from Norpro and 2 tin floret molds. Pour the mixture into the molds. Place them in the freezer for 4 to 5 hours. Remove them from the freezer. Take some hot water and place the tips of the molds into the water to remove the popsicles. Only remove them from the molds when you want to eat them.

Repeat the procedure for the floret molds. After removing the popsicle from the mold, lay it flat on a plate. Take some matcha crunch and sprinkle it on one side of the bar or on the top of one of the florets. When you eat the bar, you will have to eat it horizontally so that the crunch doesn’t fall off.
~Will last for up to 1 month in the freezer.

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Floret Molds

Matcha Crunch
Ingredients:
4 cups raw organic coconut flakes
4 tbsp. organic maple syrup
¼ tsp. Himalayan sea salt
1 cup chopped almonds
2 tbsp. Foodies matcha 
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
35 drops of light chocolate medicine flower extract

Directions:
Place the coconut, maple syrup, salt, almonds, vinegar, and medicine flower extract into a large bowl. Mix it all together with a spoon. Then add the matcha powder and mix that in evenly. Take an Excalibur dehydrator tray with a teflex sheet. Place the crunch down the middle of the tray. Take a press and flatten the crunch down evenly over the whole tray. Place the tray into the dehydrator at 115 degrees for 8 to 10 hours.
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Created for A Taste For Tea by Chef Kelly Lowes,

Raw Gourmet La Vie, recipe and photos.

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Here at A Taste for Tea we are a bunch a fun-loving tea drinkers, particularly matcha. We love matcha not only as a Japanese traditional and very auspicious drink, but for its wonderful health-giving properties. Loaded with anti-oxidants, catechins, chlorophyll and vitamin C, it's an enjoyable way to gain health and enjoy the l-theanine sense of sustained calm energy. Our goal is to share the tea and the experience for those learning all about matcha.