More Fun Facts About organic Green Tea

It is said that pregnant women can drink green tea because the stimulation effect is very mild.

Green tea can destroy a hang-over!

Put some green tea in your kitty’s litter box and it will not smell.

You can cook with green tea and you can use it to make green tea iced-cream!

Green Tea & Coconut Cake

(Here is a recipe I found online at thaifood.about.com and, as with all non-organic recipes, you might want to tweak it a little to make it healthier. Leave the xylotol out because it’s toxic!)

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients: 5 eggs separated 1 cup brown sugar, or 3/4 cup white sugar, OR 3/4 cup xylotol (sugar substitute)

pinch sea salt

1/2 cup canola oil

1/3 cup coconut milk

1 tsp. real vanilla extract

2 tsp. baking powder

1 cup white flour, OR light spelt flour, OR gluten-free cake flour

3 tsp. green tea powder, such as Japanese “maccha” (look for this at health food or Japanese import stores)

2 Tbsp. dry shredded coconut (the type used for baking) 1/2 to 1 tsp. icing sugar

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an angel food cake pan (or a 9-inch cake pan), either by greasing it well, or lining it with parchment paper. Crack eggs into 2 separate mixing bowls, with the egg whites in one bowl and the yolks in another.

Beat the egg whites until stiff, and set aside. (I use an electric hand mixer.) Add the salt and sugar (or sugar substitute) to the yolks and stir well until smooth.

Add the coconut milk, oil, and vanilla to the yolks, and beat until mixed in (or stir it well).

In a 3rd bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and green tea powder. Now add (or sift) this into the yolk mixture. Stir well or beat to incorporate. Note: the batter will turn green from the green tea – this is the effect you want.

Now fold in the egg whites, stirring and mixing by hand and just until egg whites have dissolved into the batter (do not over mix).

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and place in the oven for 25 to 35 minutes (depending on your oven). Check cake after 25 minutes by inserting a fork into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, it’s done. (Note: the center should form a peak – if it is concave, your cake isn’t nearly finished).

While cake is cooling in the pan, toast the coconut. Place coconut in a dry frying pan (no oil) over medium heat. “Dry fry” for 1 minute, stirring constantly – or until coconut turns light golden brown.

Decorate the cake with a sifting of the icing sugar, and add a sprinkling of toasted coconut on top. Serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!

Well, I must go and make my tea. Stay tuned for more articles on the benefits of drinking organic teas.

By: Francis David

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