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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Pineapple & Ginger Smoothie

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This delicious pineapple and  ginger smoothie is a great morning starter, that will help jump start your day. The health benefits of ginger will help with any aches and pains and getting that digestive system working. Enjoy this refresher, but watch out for that ginger kick!

 

Ingredients

2 cm piece of Ginger
2 Cups of Coconut water
1 Tbsp Flax-seed meal
2 Cups of Pineapple
1 Banana
2  Celery sticks

Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a celery stick. 

 

Chop pineapple, banana and celery into small pieces.  Remove skin from ginger and add into a blender with the rest of the ingredients. Blend ingredients until smooth. Pour smoothie into glasses.  Garnish with a slice of pineapple slicing the middle and sliding it onto the glass, add a celery stick into the drink. Enjoy!

 

Serves 2, time required 10 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mint & Blueberry Smoothie

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A refreshing cooler for those days where you simply need to be refreshed!

Ingredients

1 Cup of Frozen Blueberries
1 Banana
1/2 Cup of Mint leaves
1 Cup of Coconut water

Optional
Coconut Chips

Peel and cut banana into small pieces. Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour smoothie into a glass, garnish smoothie with a handful of coconut chips & a few mint leaves. Enjoy!

Serves 1 , time required 5 minutes.

 


Matcha Coconut Latte

Matcha Latte

Matcha Latte

Matcha, Matcha, Matcha!

Matcha has become my new health food love! If you haven’t heard about it before, it has a great list of health benefits! It’s full of antioxidants, boosts energy levels, a great alternative to coffee, calms the mind, aids concentration and can go in pretty much everything (just ask the Japanese they love Matcha). Here’s my delicious Matcha latte recipe for you to try, enjoy and your welcome!

Ingredients

1 tsp of Matcha powder
½ Cup of Coconut milk
½ Cup of Hot water (90 degrees)
1 tsp of Rice malt syrup (or sweetener of your choice)

Boil a jug of hot water and turn it off just before it hits boiling point (water needs to be at 90 ° C – boiling point is 100°). Add Matcha powder into a cup and pour in a small amount of coconut milk. Add in a small about of hot water and whisk with a chasen (bamboo tea whisk). If you do not have chasen a teaspoon will do, but may not mix as well as a chasen. Pour in the the remainder of coconut milk and hot water and stir. Stir in rice malt syrup, enjoy!

Serves 1, time required 5 minutes.


Fave Oats

Now that Autumn is upon us, mornings are a bit more cooler. I’m a huge oats fan, especially in the cooler months. Oats are a healthy and nutritious option for breakfast, here are my top two favourite combos. I hope this helps make your breakfast a little exciting.

Banana Cacao Oats

Banana Cacao Oats

 

Banana Cacao Oats

Ingredients

¼ Cup Oats
1 Banana
1 tsp of Cacao powder
½ Cup of Coconut milk
1 Tbsp of Buckwheat (Loving earths buckinis caramelised clusters)

Optional
1 tsp Maca powder

Measure oats and pour into a bowl with coconut milk. Mix oats and coconut milk around and microwave for 1 minute. Stir oats, then microwave for another minute. If needed pour in a dash of coconut milk. Cut banana as desired and combine into the bowl with cacao powder and buckwheat. Stir oats until all mixed, enjoy!

Serves 1, time requires 3 minutes

Cinnamon Berry Oats

Cinnamon Berry Oats

Cinnamon Berry Oats

Ingredients

⅓ Cup of Strawberries & Rapsberries (frozen is fine).
¼ Cup Oats
1 tsp of Chia seeds
1 tsp of Buckwheat (Loving earths buckinis berry & cacao)
½ Cup of Coconut milk
Sprinkle of Cinnamon

Optional
1 tsp Maca powder

Measure oats and pour into a bowl with coconut milk. Mix oats and coconut around and microwave for 1 minute. Stir oats, then microwave for another minute. If needed pour in a dash of coconut milk. Add in the rest of ingredients, then stir oats until mixed. Enjoy!

Serves 1, time requires 3 minutes.

Want to change Cinnamon berry into Cacao berry? Leave the cinnamon and add in 1 tsp of cacao powder.

Mr Barry, please don't eat my oats!

Mr Barry, please don’t eat my oats!


Goji Berry & Coconut Chocolate

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Who doesn’t love a good chocolate recipe!? I know I do!!! Chocolate lovers brace yourselves, I have a healthy, guilt free and easy chocolate recipe for you all to enjoy. Made up with a couple of enriching super foods, how can you not taste the goodness? I hope you love this recipe as much as I do.

 

Ingredients

½ Cup of Cacao powder

½ Cup Coconut oil

½ Cup of Desiccated coconut

¼ Cup Goji berries

4 Tbsp Maple syrup

A pinch of pink Himalayan salt

 

Melt coconut oil (if not melted already), you can do this by placing the jar in hot water. Grab a small – medium sized baking tray and line with baking paper. Combine cacao powder, coconut and salt into a bowl. Once coconut oil has melted add with maple syrup into to the same bowl as the above ingredients. Mix ingredients thoroughly. Add in goji berries to the bowl and stir. Pour ingredients into the lined baking tray and spread out evenly. Allow 30 minutes for the chocolate to set in the freezer. Chocolate  should remain stored in the freezer. ENJOY!

Time required 40 minutes. Makes approximately 260 grams of chocolate.

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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.