Avocado and Matcha are rich in antioxidants, phytosterol, PUFA, and other biological compounds.
They are combined in this recipe to make an exquisite ice cream which happen to have a possible cancer preventive power too.
If Breast Cancer is called the Rich Food disease in China, in reference to women eating meat, dairy, and sugar, in Japan old studies reported a low rate of breast cancers in the rich Japanese women population.
Part of the differences in lifestyle, rich Japanese women are drinking frequently high quality of Matcha tea, it is correlated with the low rate of Breast cancer.
Don’t confuse Matcha with green tea.
A cup of Matcha is made by dissolving finely ground tea leaves in warm water.
You are eating the tea leaves, taking in more catechins (antioxidant compounds responsible for benefits like preventing cancer) than you would by steeping tea leaves in boiling water.
I cup of matcha equals 10 cups steeped green tea, for nutrients content.
Avocado is the fruit having the highest level of phytosterol, working in competition with cholesterol to be reabsorbed during digestion, this explains the regulation of blood cholesterol and may be hormonal regulation in prostate and breast aging physiology.
Avocado Matcha Ice Cream recipe
2 ripe medium avocado
1 lime juice
2 springs of mint or basil (optional)
2 teaspoon of honey or maple syrup (optional)
1 cup of spring water
¼ cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of Agar Agar
2 teaspoons Matcha tea
1 cup of spring water
In a pan mix sugar with water, heat to get a boil, then, add agar agar, let it boil for 3 minutes, shut off the heat, add the mint cover let it infuse and cool few minutes then add the lime juice.
During this time, prepare the Matcha tea, boil the water, pour it on the Matcha powder and make the mousse with the bamboo whisk.
In a blender set cubed avocado flesh add the syrup then the matcha tea.
Blend all and get it in the icemaker device or in the freezer in an airtight glass container.
Enjoy fusion cooking, the first benefit: it is delicious.
(1)Jordan, I., Hebestreit, A., Swai, B., & Krawinkel, M. B. (2013, April). Dietary patterns and breast cancer risk among women in northern Tanzania: a case-control study. European Journal of Nutrition, 52(3), 905-915.