August 11, 2014 55

Roasted Blueberries and Cream Matcha Popsicles

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Roasted Blueberry and Cream Matcha Popsicles because…summer you guys!! Is it me or does it seem like this summer happened faster than any other summer…or does it just feel like the world is trying to rush the process. I’m trying hard not to believe the hype. Despite relentless end-of-summer / back-to-school sales, summer is not over.

I’m definitely not the best at math, actually I’m pretty horrible at it but I believe technically, we’re only just past the halfway point which means there are plenty of days to wear sundresses + sunnies and go on road-trips + pack picnics. World. Stop. Rushing. Me.

Or maybe, I’m rushing me…as a blogger and recipe developer it’s so easy to get ahead; always looking to the next season for inspiration. New colors, new flavors, it’s like I’m constantly rushing forward to stay creative + engaged. So I’m a declaring all autumn blog-prep on hold until future notice. Okay, that just felt great to say ‘out loud’ – thanks for listening y’all.

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A few weeks ago I posted a recipe for these amazing  Strawberry Basil Creamsicles; I declared my love for my new popsicle mold {which really is amazing, this is the one I use} and I promised to bring you more popsicle recipes during these sticky hot months. The truth is I should have made more popsicles this summer, but life happened and I’ve been traveling and adventuring and I just didn’t get to it. I hope you’ll understand…

BUT today I bring you popsicles!! Roasted Blueberry and Cream Matcha Popsicles, made with lots and lots of love, coconut milk and organic matcha powder {that I am totally, completely obsessed with}. Matcha {in case you aren’t familiar} is a finely ground, high-quality green tea powder that has been around for centuries. I drink matcha for its super-antioxidant powers + its mellow caffeine buzz. But the list of matcha benefits are endless from increased focus to improved skin health. Matcha – do you dig?

I’m giving away {1} bag of culinary grade – organic matcha, courtesy of my friends over at Kiss Me Organics. Jump to the bottom of the post to enter!!

So in honor of ‘summer is totally not over, can everyone please stop rushing it along‘ let’s relish in the sun and enjoy a matcha pop together – deal?

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My final days of summer to-do list:

Chop my hair off. I’ve been collecting lots of looks, now I just have to gather up the guts. Thoughts? I’m also collecting input…

Eat. More. Ice cream; I need this dairy-free brilliance in my life.

Spend as many hours in the day as possible with this man; he makes my heart so full.

Paint daisies on my finger-nails - let’s be besties and do this together.

Finish my summer read, The Buddha Walks Into a Bar. It’s been completely life-changing, even though I’m only on chapter three.

Make one of everything on this vibrant round-up of 50 Gluten-free Recipes for the Summer {aka 50 recipes that happen to be both amazing + naturally gluten-free} – put together by my friend Beth via Free People.

Drink more matcha mint ice teas.

Bake a gluten-free version of this cake  for my {upcoming} August birthday.

EAT more popsicles!! I’ve been eyeing these and these.

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Roasted Blueberries + Cream Matcha Popsicles

Inspired by, My Name is Yeh

This addictively delicious recipe makes exactly 10 popsicles + it fills a Norpro Ice Pop Maker perfectly.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 can full fat or light coconut milk {either one will work!}
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 3 tablespoons raw local honey
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon culinary grade organic matcha powder

Heat your oven to 350 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread your blueberries into one thin layer. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of honey and roast for 10 minutes or until bubbly and piping hot. Allow blueberries to cool completely and transfer the blueberries, juice and all into a bowl and set aside.

Blend together the coconut milk, avocado, remaining honey, salt and matcha – I whipped it up in seconds in my Blendtec.

Distribute your roasted blueberries evenly into the molds, then pour the matcha mixture into the molds and give them a gentle stir. Freeze accordingly.

Blueberries + green tea are a match made in heaven!!

{{this giveaway has closed}}


 {{disclaimer}} This post is in partnership with Kiss Me Organics, this helps support the continued growth and development of my site. All opinions are my own.

55 Responses to "Roasted Blueberries and Cream Matcha Popsicles"

  1. Reply

    Shelley

    August 11, 2014 at 10:03 am

    I follow you on IG and Pinterest :)

    I love matcha because it has a subtle nuttiness to it that’s wonderful, plus it turns any dessert a lovely shade of green! I also love it in smoothies or with some steamed almond milk. I have been dying to get a bag of matcha so I would love to win a bag!!

  2. Reply

    Erika

    August 11, 2014 at 10:52 am

    I love matcha because it’s so easy to toss into a healthy smoothie!

    (I follow you as @sperika on Pinterest.)

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    Matt Robinson

    August 11, 2014 at 11:24 am

    These are some of the greatest popsicles I’ve ever seen. Wow!!

  4. Reply

    Amanda

    August 11, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Mmmm. Match is so creamy and delicious! I like to add it to my yogurt or kefir for a little green tea boost!

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    Julia

    August 11, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Oh beautiful! These popsicles are singing my name! I love coconut milk and matcha together, and these gorgeous pops look so tasty! A popsicle with benefits is a popsicle I can get on board with. Happy Monday, love!

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    Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ

    August 11, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    I don’t understand why in my household I’m the only matcha lover. It is so versatile and good! I haven’t tried it matcha popsicles just because I haven’t thought about them. Cool idea, it makes sense, absolutely!

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    August 11, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Whoa – this combination is amazing. I would never think to pair these things together. Love the color!

  8. Reply

    Maryna

    August 11, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    I have pretty the same feelings about summer ending so quickly. and of course the recipe and photos are great) I will try it out. Plus I like your future B-day cake))

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    Ashley

    August 11, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    This would be delicious in my smoothies! Thanks so much for the chance to win. :)

  10. Reply

    KAREN

    August 11, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Love the clarity matcha green tea powder brings my day! Been mixing it in smoothies w/ banana, soy milk & frozen berries. These Popsicles look great!

  11. Reply

    Andrea

    August 11, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    I haven’t had matcha in way too long! I love it but I’ve just never taken the time to buy any of my own :)

  12. Reply

    Joyti

    August 12, 2014 at 4:26 am

    I’m not a math kinda person either…I am, however, a matcha kinda of person. And these look really amazing! Gorgeous photographs too :)

  13. Reply

    Anika

    August 12, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Matcha ice cream.

    Enough said, right?

  14. Reply

    Heather Lee

    August 12, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    I love the vibrant, grassy flavor that matcha adds, as well the the health boost that comes along with it! I typically toss it in smoothies, but the popsicle idea is brilliant!

  15. Reply

    Maggie Langford

    August 12, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    I’m loving these Sher! What a great color and flavor combo! I just started trying matcha in smoothies after you’ve proclaimed your obsession with it on FB! Plus, I would love to see this haircut when it happens. I’m going Thursday. ;)

  16. Reply

    Cassie

    August 12, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Following on Pinterest! Love matcha for the fresh flavor it gives things + extra energy!

  17. Reply

    Ivy

    August 13, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I follow you! And I love matcha for its versatility…smoothies, lattes, and with anything coconut!

  18. Reply

    Leah S.

    August 13, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    I love matcha because it is not only yummy, but it has some amazing health benefits! I absolutely love matcha lattes!

  19. Reply

    Pure Ella

    August 14, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    I follow you on both ;)
    AND I would love to win a bag because…. drumroll…..please
    (the foodie that I am and embarrassed to admit) I have never tried Matcha! Seriously ~
    I have to catch up with these superfood trends ;)
    xoxo

  20. Reply

    Cobi

    August 14, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    So glad I discovered your blog! I’m totally with you on the Final Days of Summer to-do list, especially the eat more ice cream and daisy manicures :)

  21. Reply

    Audrey G.

    August 14, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Following you on IG (apglatz).

    I love matcha in smoothies! Frozen banana+almond milk+ matcha

  22. Reply

    Thalia @ butter and brioche

    August 15, 2014 at 3:37 am

    these popsicles look so delicious! wish it was hot enough here to have one! shame its winter..

  23. Reply

    Lisa Darcel

    August 15, 2014 at 7:50 am

    I tried matcha for the first time a few months ago, love the antioxidant benefits! Matcha with blueberries and avocado would be a triple dose of wonderful nutrients for your skin – I need to make these popsicles! We have over a month of summer left – yes, please stop rushing it! Lol!

  24. Reply

    Sheryll Ziemer

    August 15, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Wonderful recipe! And you made it better!
    I follow you on Pinterest.
    Would love to win some Macha as I’ve just started using it in a daily smoothie and now my husband wants me to make him one too.

    I am also getting my long hair chopped off

  25. Reply

    Eliza Williams

    August 15, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    I love matcha because the flavor is just amazing. You would think that something that tastes so good couldn’t be good for you. Wrong! So many health benefits and such great versatility! I love mixing it with some wheat grass powder, such a yummy melding of flavors!

  26. Reply

    Pang @circahappy

    August 15, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    It seems that I can’t get enough of your popsicles, esp. when it involves Matcha green tea!!!! I also love that avocado plays the part in this yummy creation. This popsicles are amazing <3 <3 <3

    P.S. I am looking forward to seeing your version of chocolate meringue cake.. and Happy early August Birthday to you :)

  27. Reply

    Kristie P

    August 15, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Oh dang, tasty matcha! This recipe looks fantastic–can’t wait to try!

  28. Reply

    Amy | Salt and Honey

    August 15, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    My sister introduced me to matcha while we were still in college. I was a little weirded out at first by the concept of dissolving ground up tea and drinking it, but quickly fell in love. It has such a unique, almost smokey taste. Definitely high on my list of favorite teas.

  29. Reply

    Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish

    August 15, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Beautiful! Love the ingredients and simplicity…. and LOVE that dark blue/purple contrast with the green!

  30. Reply

    Alanna

    August 15, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Wow, these are stunning (and so healthy) – yum!! I’m in love with these photos.

  31. Reply

    Alex@vegginout

    August 16, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I just started following you on IG! I love matcha because it’s so healthy yet tastes amazing! If I see anything matcha flavored, I can never turn it down. :P These popsicles look amazing! I’ve never roasted blueberries before .but it sounds like a great idea.

  32. Reply

    Stephanie

    August 17, 2014 at 9:34 am

    I love the grassy fresh taste of matcha. It mixes well with so much, it’s a good, less caffeinated alternative to coffee, and it’s good for you!

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    Miss Marille

    August 17, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Of course I follow you! You’re the shizznit :D

    Matcha, I couldn’t tell you why I love it, but I do, I do, I doooo. It’s all green and earthy and lovely, and goes well with so many things that I love (most notably cho-co-late :D).

  34. Reply

    Lisa R

    August 17, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    This is a great flavor combo! And beautiful too.

    I love the matcha mint iced tea. A summer favorite here.

    I just might try the daisy manicure too

  35. Reply

    Katie S.

    August 17, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    I love matcha because it adds a really great sweet grassy taste and creaminess to drinks, lattes, and baked goods! I cannot wait to try these popsicles

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  37. Reply

    Carol

    August 18, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    This summer flew for me too Sherrie! This recipe looks absolutely stunning-what a lovely way to enjoy these final days of summer.

  38. Reply

    Sharon Howard

    August 18, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    This look yummy and healthy. I Love healthy food and I have smoothies everyday this would be an great addition to routine. I followed you on Pinterest (sharon1088) and instagram (howard_sharon). I also shared on facebook.

  39. Reply

    Kristen Waite

    August 18, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    I love the freshness of matcha powder. It’s great sprinkled on just about anything, or blended into a smoothie.

  40. Reply

    jenn

    August 19, 2014 at 9:02 am

    The first time I had matcha was in Japan and I’ve loved it since.

  41. Reply

    Amy G

    August 19, 2014 at 9:04 am

    I follow you on Pinterest. @ezekiels_garden

    I have never tried matcha. I keep meaning to buy some to try, but always forget until after I leave the store.

  42. Reply

    Dena Marie Furgason

    August 19, 2014 at 9:08 am

    I follow you on pinterest.
    http://www.pinterest.com/motherhoodbyme/

  43. Reply

    Amy Banks

    August 19, 2014 at 9:29 am

    I’ve never had matcha before so this would be a great opportunity to try it!

  44. Reply

    latanya

    August 19, 2014 at 9:29 am

    I follow you on both as sweetums82.
    I would use it in protein shakes

  45. Reply

    Wendy

    August 19, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I love to try new things – and have had matcha on my list for awhile. I especially enjoy learning new and healthier ways to cook. Loving all the great ideas in this post and comments for ways to use matcha. Thanks for the chance to win some!

  46. Reply

    Carrie A Groff

    August 19, 2014 at 9:46 am

    From the words of Dr. Weil, Matcha is so good for you because in “addition to providing trace minerals and vitamins (A, B-complex, C, E, and K), matcha is rich in catechin polyphenols – compounds with high antioxidant activity. These compounds offer protection against many kinds of cancer, help prevent cardiovascular disease and slow the aging process. They also reduce harmful cholesterol in the blood, stabilize blood sugar levels, help reduce high blood pressure and enhance the resistance of the body to many toxins. The most important polyphenol in matcha is EGCG (epigallo-catechin gallate), which is the subject of many medical studies. Matcha has a significant amount of dietary fiber and practically no calories.” Plus, it just tastes delicious!

  47. Reply

    Jenelle

    August 19, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Matcha is the only thing that’s helped me cut down on coffee. @yorkandspoon on IG

  48. Reply

    Kathy

    August 19, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Looks yummy!

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  52. Reply

    Canetha

    September 14, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Beautiful! Please also post the recipe and photos for that unbelievable birthday cake when you get a chance. Cheers and happy belated birthday!

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      September 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm

      Thanks so much Canetha!!

  53. Reply

    Marine

    September 16, 2014 at 8:13 am

    This looks so good!!!! Just discovered your blog (sorry for late comment!) :)
    By the way love your beet-logo!!!

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      September 17, 2014 at 2:29 pm

      Hey thanks Marine! And thanks for stopping by and reading + discovering…means the most to me.
      xo sherrie

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