When Kiwi sisters Julia and Libby Matthews started their healthy-food blog, Julia & Libby , in 2012, ‘kale’ and ‘quinoa’ were unknown words. Now these two wholefood gurus are household names, run their popular health blog, have a bestselling cookbook out, and a new book, Nourished . To celebrate, we have three copies of Nourished to giveaway and two yummy recipes to make at home: A Matcha Vanilla Icecream on this page and a creamy Strawberry Cheesecake on the next.
Matcha is a fine bright-green powder made from special ground, green tea leaves. It is popular in Japan, and is commonly used to make matcha tea, but we have included it in this recipe to give a beautiful colour and taste, with the added health benefits including being an antioxidant. Matcha combined with vanilla and cashew makes a sweet, creamy and refreshing Japanese-fusion ice cream.