Green Tea Frozen Yogurt with Maple Caramelized Bananas

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Preparation Time 5 minutes Total Time 3 to 4 hours
Servings 4 Cost Per Serving $0.95
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2 cupsGreek Yogurt
1 tbspGreen Tea Matcha Powder
1/4 cupHoney
1Banana, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
2 tbspMaple Syrup


  1. ‚ÄčIn a food processor, blend yogurt, honey, mint leaves and matcha powder until well combined. Pour mixture into a glass baking dish of roughly 8 x 6 inches, so that the mixture is about 2 inches deep.
  2. Place dish in the freezer and give it a stir every hour or so for about 3 to 4 hours, until the mixture is almost solid. Scoop into a food processor and process until smooth.
  3. In a medium saute pan over medium heat add maple syrup.
  4. Once the maple syrup starts to form large bubbles, add banana slices and toss well to coat. Saute for another 2 minutes until golden brown. Pour over the green tea frozen yogurt.


  • Resolve to choose healthier desserts this year? With this frozen dessert, you control the sugar and fat content. The banana provides natural sweetness and half a serving of fruit. Bananas are also an excellent source of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure. The Greek yogurt in this recipe provides protein and you can choose a lower fat version depending on your goals. 
  • Population studies have shown that drinking green tea is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer. The protective effect of green tea may be due to antioxidants called catechins. In laboratory studies, catechins have been shown to prevent cancer from forming, or slow its growth if it is already present, in colon, liver, breast and prostate cells.
  • Did you know that 1 cup of tea prepared from matcha powder offers 10 times the amount of antioxidants as 1 cup of brewed green tea? This is because the ground matcha allows you to consume the whole tea leaf rather than just the water boiled with the tea leaves.