DIY This Matcha Yogurt Bark Recipe For An Energizing And Healthy Treat
We'll take pretty much anything matcha-flavored, not only because of how it tastes when lightly sweetened, but also because of its balanced energy-producing benefits. Matcha contains a bit of caffeine to give you a subtle boost, but it also contains L-theanine, an amino acid that has brain-boosting effects and gives you a less shaky, less jittery type of energy than coffee usually does. If these reasons alone aren't enough to convince you to whip up this yogurt bark recipe, perhaps the raspberries and delicately sweet flavors will do the job. Here's how to make your own yogurt bark at home for a light and tasty treat.
Marbled Matcha Yogurt Bark
- 3 cups whole milk Greek yogurt, divided
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup, divided
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
- 1 tablespoon matcha powder
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- 1/4 cup coconut flakes
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- Start by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. For a thinner yogurt bark, use a larger baking sheet, or for thicker yogurt bark, use a smaller sheet.
- In a large mixing bowl, add in 2 cups of the Greek yogurt, along with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and stir to combine. Taste and adjust the sweetness to your liking.
- In a separate bowl, add in the remaining cup of Greek yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and the matcha powder, and stir until well mixed. It should be a vibrant green color.
- Pour the white Greek yogurt mixture onto the baking sheet and spread to the desired thickness.
- Next, pour the green matcha Greek yogurt mixture in two or three lines over the top of the white Greek yogurt. Take a toothpick and delicately swirl the green and white yogurt together for a marbled look.
- Scatter the fresh raspberries over the top of the yogurt, as well as the coconut flakes and lemon zest. Freeze for at least 3 hours.
- Once the yogurt bark is set, remove it from the freezer and let it sit out for a few minutes before slicing and serving. Store in the freezer in a freezer-safe container.
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