Protein Balls by Renae Smith from MasterChef Australia, specifically made for Tea With Me
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup cashews
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1-1.5 cup fresh dates
- 1 tbsp almond milk
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 1/2 tsp Tea with Me Matcha Powder
- 1 tablespoon of raw cacao powder
- Place all the dry ingredients (except for the Matcha Powder) in a food processor or thermomix.
- Add the coconut oil, almond milk, matcha powder and 1 cup of the dates.
- Pulse until combined, adding more dates as required.
- Roll the mixture into small balls and coat them with more matcha if you want an extra matcha hit.
- TIP - Freeze the balls for a nice cold treat!
Matcha, made of powdered green tea leaves, is the superhero version of regular green tea. Coming not the colder months, warm drinks that make us feel cosy is a must! So, have you tried a Matcha Latte?
How to make a matcha latte:
Ingredients (per serve)
1/2 tsp TWM matcha green tea powder
1/4 cup hot water (the water should be hot, but not boiling, 80C is ideal)
1 cup Unsweetened Almond milk, heated to a hot (but not boiling) temperature
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
1/4 tsp maple syrup
1. Place the matcha tea in a small wide bowl, then slowly pour in the hot water using a bamboo whisk or a teaspoon to combine making a W or M shape in the bowl. Add the maple syrup and continue to stir.
2. Pour the heated milk into a teacup or mug, then add the matcha-maple syrup mixture. Stir well.
3. Sprinkle with spices and serve immediately.
Raw Choc Mint Slice by Mandy from My Clean Eats
Some things are just meant to be together, like mint & chocolate.. a match made in heaven. I decided to super pack this raw slice, i have a tendency to do that to all my recipes. I figure if it tastes amazing and your getting some extra goodness in there, why not! Sometimes i do it very sneaky sometimes the kids know all about it, depends on their mood ad weekly changing tastes:)
How have i power packed this recipe?
Matcha, an amazing superfood that is gaining more credit at the moment. Matcha is a a fine powder of green tea leaves, it is packed with an abundance of antioxidants.
Spirulina - this little gem is 65% protein and huge inflammatory properties along with lots of essential fatty acids and amino acids.. a true superfood.
Chia Seeds - These tiny little seeds pack a huge punch compared to their size. They are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and lots more micronutrients.
- High speed processor or Thermie
- A baking tray lined with baking paper
- Saucepan and bowl for a double boiler for your chocolate
- 1 cup almond meal (if you have a thermie or similar make your own from raw, chemical free almonds)
- 1 cup of desiccated coconut
- 3 tbsp of raw honey (can be substituted for rice malt syrup if required)
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup of cacao
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 tsp of vanilla powder (essence can be used)
- pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cup os desiccated coconut
- 1/4 cup raw honey or coconut syrup
- 3 tbsp of coconut oil
- the flesh of one ripe avocado
- 1 tsp spirulina
- 1 tbsp of Tea with Me Matcha Powder
- 1 tsp peppermint extract - oil based is always preferable
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 tbsp raw honey
- 1/4 cup cacao
- dash of cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- Line a baking dish with baking paper
- Add your almond meal and all base layer ingredients into your processor and mix until well combined.
- Spoon into dish and press down evenly and firmly. If its a hot day, place your base into the fridge while creating the rest of the, if its cooler the tray is fine on the bench.
- Place all the Mint layer ingredients into processor and blend until smooth.
- Spoon out mixture and place on top of the base layer evening, pressing down firm.
- Heat 2 inches of water in a saucepan over a low heat.
- Place a bowl on top of the saucepan to lightly heat the oil etc. try to keep the heat as low as possible, just enough to melt the oil (if its already melted there is no need to heat just mix)
- If heating, place oil and honey into the bowl and mix well until warm and combined.
- Take the bowl off the heat and add cacao, cinnamon and salt and mix well.
- Allow to sit a room temp for about 10 mins to cool.
- Pour over your green layer and place into the fridge for at least 2 hours.
TIP: Once your slice is set, warm a large knife with hot water to cut more easily. (Don't forget to dry it first though )
Serves: This is a large slice - about 15 good sized pieces.
Mandy Riordan is a passionate foodie and clean eating warrior. Her mission is to help you and your family eat cleaner without compromising taste or your budget. She has transformed her own health through adopting a clean eating lifestyle. Mandy is a busy mum of three and an entrepreneur, so she knows that time is precious when it comes to preparing meals.