Homemade Coconut Matcha Ice Cream October 29, 2016 08:13
Make your own creamy Green Tea ice cream packed full of healthy fats, immune building amino acids and healthy antioxidants! This recipe is so easy to make!
Blend all ingredients and freeze overnight:
1 can of coconut cream (we like Trader Joe's)
2 scoops (1/4 cup) of Complete Whey Protein in the Creamy Vanilla flavor
4 tsp. of Matcha Green Tea powder
4 Tbsp. of Xylitol (for sweetness)
1 tsp. of Pure Vanilla extract
Dash of Himalayan Sea Salt
Squeeze of lemon juice
Benefits of the ingredients in this recipe:
Green Tea contains the antioxidant EGCG which causes your body to produce heat increasing your metabolism which burns off your body fat.
EGCG Health Benefits include Weight Loss!
Obesity has risen to epidemic proportions in many Western countries. EGCG may help you lose weight via three main mechanisms:
• Higher Metabolism
• Higher Fat Burning
• Reduced Fat Storage
Green tea has strong anti-inflammatory properties and thereby decreases arterial inflammation which decreases the chances of sticky build up on the artery walls. This could also lower blood pressure as it eases the heart’s task of pumping blood through less inflamed arteries.
Green Tea causes carbohydrates to be released slowly, preventing rises in blood-insulin levels and this also causes your body to burn fat. In addition to burning fat, green tea lowers cholesterol, prevents diabetes, stroke and dementia.
Other positive effects that may happen when you consume green tea on a daily basis are reduction in hair loss!
Read more about it here: Can Green Tea stop hair loss?
Coconut cream is a good fat full of lauric acid which boosts immunity and speeds up your metabolism. When lauric acid (in coconut cream) converts to monolaurin (an anti-viral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal monoglyceride), it boosts your immune system and defends your body against many viruses. Coconut cream also improves digestion and bowel function and helps speed up your metabolism.
Avocado is rich in monounsaturated (good) fats which can reverse insulin resistance and help to regulate blood sugar levels. Perhaps the biggest health benefit of avocados is that by adding avocado to certain foods, you can improve your absorption of nutrients. This means that when you combine other fat burning foods with avocado, you can improve your nutrient absorption up to 400%!
Xylitol is like sugar, except good for you. While sugar wreaks havoc on the body, xylitol heals and repairs. It also builds immunity, protects against chronic disease & has anti-aging benefits. Xylitol is a great sugar substitute that breaks down in the body slower without causing sugar spikes. This is an ideal sweetener for Diabetics. You can find Xylitol at Sprouts and Market Street.
If you could design a perfect protein for the human body it would closely resemble Complete Whey Protein with all of the amino acids that your body needs to function at its best. Your body will love it!