Manga Matcha Greens

Green Globes

Photo Courtesy of Anne Sage

Greenery, Pantone’s color of the year, is an easy design trend to incorporate. For a different look, bring greenery off the table and place above the guests. These circular green globes are simple and elegant.

Chocolate Cheesecake Matcha

Photo Courtesy of Wicked Spatula

Matcha is trending in drinks, but works well in foods as well. This Matcha cheesecake does one better and is vegan friendly.
ingredients

crust1 cup almonds

20 deglet dates, pitted

1/4 cup cacao powder

3 tablespoons agave

2 vanilla beans, scraped

Pinch of salt

filling5 cups cashews, soaked overnight

1 cup coconut oil, melted

1 cup canned full-fat coconut milk

1/2 cup agave nectar

7 tablespoons lemon juice

4 vanilla beans, scraped, or 2 teaspoons extract

3 tablespoons matcha powder

Pinch of salt

chocolate glaze2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

3 tablespoons cacao powder

1 teaspoon agave

instructions

  • Line the bottom of a 10 inch springform pan with parchment paper.
  • In your food processor or blender pulse together the crust ingredients until you have a fine crumble that sticks together. Press into the bottom of the pan.
  • For the filling drain the soaked cashews and blend with remaining filling ingredients until smooth and creamy. Pour into pan on top of crust. Tap the sides to release air bubbles. Place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before topping with chocolate.
  • For the glaze stir all ingredients together until smooth. Drizzle over cheesecake. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Matcha Mixed

 Photo Courtesy of Epic Matcha

Since we’re talking matcha, we can get our healthy matcha fix even in a cocktail. We like it paired with mint in this Matcha Mojito.

Ingredients
2 ozs sparkling ginger ale
5-6 mint leaves, plus a few for garnish
Juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon sugar or agave nectar
1 teaspoon Epic Matcha green tea powder
Crushed ice
Directions
In a glass add mint leaves, lime juice, sugar and green tea powder.
Mix until all the sugar is dissolved and the mint is fragrant.
Fill the glass with ice.
Top with ginger ale.
Stir to distribute flavors.
Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Tip Courtesy of Epic Matcha

Greens Gone Wild

Photo Courtesy of  Billy Farrell

With photo booths always a popular item at events and conferences, we thought about how we can take the greenery and turn it up a notch, or several. This greenery overload makes for a stunning and dramatic photo booth.

Tip Courtesy of Biz Bash

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