Matcha Energy Balls Recipe

I looove matcha green tea! The taste is so smooth, green and energizing. I have to admit, I am completely falling for anything marked “matcha”.

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So yesterday, as I was craving something sweet, I came up with this recipe. The result is a refreshingly smooth, green, sweet, energy ball.

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Here is what you need:

  • 1 cup raw cashew nuts
  • 7 pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/8 cup chia seeds (this adds some crunch)
  • 1 tbsp-2tbsp matcha (adjust to your own taste)
  • 1/8 cup water or coconut oil
  • 1/8 cup maple syrup
  • a dash of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup almond powder or topping of your choice

Here is what you do:

  1. In your food processor, pulse the cashews until they are a fine powder.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients except for the water. Add this only if the mix is not sticky enough. Mix until everything forms a ball in the food processor. The mix should be sticky enough to hold its ball shape.
  3. Form balls with one tablespoon of the mix and roll in almond powder.
  4. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge.

These energy balls have a really nice crunch because of the chia seeds but are still very smooth as the base is cashew nuts. The almond powder goes really well with the matcha flavour as well, and gives a really soft look and feel.

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I really love these little things, and even my boyfriend who is not the biggest matcha fan enjoyed them. They are also a great alternative to chocolate.

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Let me know if you give them a try!

Incredibly filling morning smoothies

For the last few months, we have been making these smoothies every morning, and we love them! I find that this recipe is really filling: I usually drink this around 7:30 and can stay put until 11:30 for lunch. What else can you ask for. So that the nuts and goji berries are easier to blend, we put everything in our precious Magic Bullet cups at night and mix them in the morning before leaving.

Here is what you will need:

– 1/2 cup chopped kale or spinach

– 1/2 cup frozen strawberries/raspberries/mangoes or any other fruit

– 1/2 cup frozen blueberries

– 1 tbs chia seeds

– 1 tbs goji berries

– 1 tbs mulberries

– 3 brazil nuts

– 10 cashew nuts or almonds

– 1 tsp turmeric powder (optional, but it’s great for you, so give it a try!)

– 1 tsp cocoa powder (optional, but adds a nice kick)

– 1 tsp matcha powder (optional, try the cocoa or the matcha powder… I think both would be too much)

– 1 1/2 cup soy or almond milk of your choice

 

Here is what you need to do:

– Put everything in the cup or blender.

– Put the chia seeds last so that they don’t stick to the bottom.

– Shake- shake- shake!

– Put everything in the fridge and mix up in the morning.

 

This is really good! We sometimes add buckwheat groats for extra energy. This is a really nice smoothie full of nutrients , antioxidants and energy to cup you running until lunch.

Try it out and tell us what you think!