Matcha & Coconut Bliss Balls

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Matcha tea is one my favourite food staples at the moment. It has many health benefits ranging from boosting the immune system, calming the mind, relaxing the body, increased energy and concentration. I can see why the Japanese love Matcha and why they add it to almost everything. I for one am always adding it into my smoothies and am always trying to think of new ways to add it into my snacks or meals.

Here is my latest creation, please do not be alarmed by the colour like my husband was! I assure you it tastes amazingly better than how it looks!

Ingredients

1 tsp Matcha powder
1 Tbsp Cacao nibs
1 Tbsp of Coconut oil
1 Cup of Shredded coconut
1 Cup of Walnuts
10 Medjool date’s

 

Add walnuts and shredded coconut into a blender, blend until you get a crumbly texture. Remove pips from medjool dates, then add them into the blender with matcha powder. Blend until mixture is blended. Add coconut oil and blend until mixed, then added in cacao nibs and blend for a couple of seconds. Roll into small balls. Store balls in the fridge, they will be ready to eat within 30 minutes, or you can eat them straight from the blender! Enjoy!

 

Makes  12, time required 10 minutes. 

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Matcha Smoothie

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It’s about time I shared a new smoothie recipe!!! This morning when I woke up, I felt the creative urge to get smoothie making. My options were limited, but then I remembered I had Matcha powder hiding in the cupboard somewhere. I had been wanting to put it to good use this week. My result ended with this delicious Matcha smoothie.

Ingredients

2 Medjool dates
1 tsp Matcha powder
1 tsp Maca powder
2 Tbsp of Flaxseed meal
1 ½ Cup of Oat milk
2 Bananas
1 Scoop of Amazonia raw protein (pea protein)
2 Ice cubes

 

Optional
Garnish with loving earth buckinis 

Peel and cut banana into small pieces and remove pips from medjool dates.  Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.  Pour smoothie into glasses, garnish smoothie by sprinkling a spoonful of loving earth buckinis on top. Enjoy!

 

Serves 2, time required 5 minutes.


Mint & Cacao Bliss Balls

Mint & Cacao Bliss Balls.

Mint & Cacao Bliss Balls.

I got creative in the kitchen over the weekend and came up with these delicious mint and cacao balls. The mint isn’t too over powering in this recipe, which leaves you with a fresh subtle taste.

Ingredients

1 Cup Walnuts
1 Cup Cashews
1 Cup of Shredded coconut
2 Tbsp Cacao powder
1 Tbsp Coconut oil
10 Medjool dates
6 Large Mint leaves

Remove pips from dates and combine into a blender with all of the ingredients. Blend until mixture is all mixed. Once ingredients is blended, roll into small balls. Store balls in the fridge, they will be ready to eat within 30 minutes, or you can eat them straight from the blender! Enjoy!

Optional: For an extra mint hit, add in extra mint leaves.


Makes 18 – 20, time required 10 minutes.


Tuna & Sweet Potato Salad

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A delicious and easy meal for two or would make a great side dish.

Ingredients

1 Cup of Roasted Sweet Potato
½ Cup of Brown Rice
2 Tins 95g of Tuna in olive oil
½ Cup of Chopped Cucumber
1 Handful of Spinach
1 Handful of Rocket
1 Tbsp of Lemon juice
1 Tbsp of Coconut oil
½ Avocado
Cracked pepper

Set oven at 200 degrees Celsius. Line a tray with baking paper. Cut sweet potato into small pieces and place onto the tray with baking paper. Cover with coconut oil and cracked pepper. Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked. In a saucepan boil water and add brown rice, boil until cooked. Wash rocket and spinach leaves and add into a serving bowl. Also add into the serving bowl chopped avocado, cucumber and tuna. Once sweet potato and brown rice are cooked add into the serving bowl. Add lemon juice to the bowl and mix all of the ingredients with a wooden spoon. Once ingredients are mixed in meal is ready to serve, add extra cracked pepper if needed. Enjoy!

Serves 2, time required 40 minutes.