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5 Ways to Warm up With Matcha This Fall

There’s no shortage of delicious summer matcha recipes, from smoothies to ice cream to salad dressing, matcha is a great addition to your summer menu. But this delicious green tea powder can also add a much-needed energy boost to your favorite winter drinks.

Check out our 5 favorite ways to warm up with matcha below … don’t forget to bookmark this page for when you need some extra motivation on a frosty winter morning!

5. Warm Matcha Porridge

Source: Hungry Healthy Happy
Nothing says winter like a bowl of porridge: it’s warm, it’s nutritious, and it is famous for providing a potent energy boost. Why not spice up a classic by adding your favorite new superfood? This chia-based version of matcha porridge by Hungry Healthy Happy is a sweet treat loaded with tasty and natural ingredients like honey, pomegranate and desiccated coconut. This green dream porridge is perfect for powering up before a busy day!

4. Matcha Broccoli Pesto

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Winter’s cold temperatures mean your body uses up more calories so that you can stay warm, so you can afford to be a bit more relaxed about your calorie consumption. There are few things more comforting on a cold winter day than a bowl of warm pasta. You can enjoy this delicious matcha pesto by Curried Cantaloupe on pasta, rice, or tossed with grilled vegetables!

3. Matcha Shortbread Cookies

The holidays would not be the same without the sugary, buttery bits of goodness known as shortbread cookies. Traditionally made with sugar, butter and flour these cookies should be consumed in moderation. Although The Cookie Writer’s matcha shortbread cookie recipe is can’t be considered “healthy” it does contain matcha, an antioxidant-packed ingredient that adds health benefits, as well as a truly unique taste!

2. Green Tea Coconut Rice

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Feast your senses with this truly inspired, simple dish. Created by The Food Poet, this recipe mixes the flavors of Southeast Asia with one of the Japan’s main exports: green tea! You can change up the recipe to your liking, whether you’re looking for a more coconut-y flavor or you want to focus your taste buds on the distinct taste of matcha, you’re definitely in for a slightly sweet, slightly savory, all around delicious treat.

1.White Hot Matchocolate

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Another jewel from Curried Cantaloupe, this recipe has the potential to become your new go-to drink during the holidays. Combining matcha with white chocolate, this drink mixes sweetness with that iconic umami flavor that’s unique to matcha. Plus, it will give you a great energy boost while keeping you warm, all while you’re drinking something delicious and Christmas-colored!

We hope you have fun experimenting with some of our favorite matcha creations.

What’s your go-to matcha recipe for a cold day? Tell us in the comments below!

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6 Delicious Ways to Use Matcha

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Table of Contents:

Matcha Cakes
Matcha Cookies
Matcha Bread
Matcha Ice Cream & Yogurt
Matcha Salad Dressing
Matcha Smoothies

Matcha is the game-changing ingredient that is versatile enough to add to virtually any recipe. It adds a unique umami flavor to both sweet and savory dishes, plus it also adds a vibrant green color that looks gorgeous on your plate. It’s packed with vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants so it’s extremely healthy for you. Plus, matcha powder contains the dream combination of caffeine and l-theanine, a combination that provides a long-lasting energy boost without any jitters or caffeine crashes. Interested in experimenting with this ancient Japanese ingredient? Try some of the ideas below.

Cakes

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You know what goes great with matcha? White chocolate. Matcha adds a unique flavor to all your sweet treats but is especially decadent when you add it to a sponge cake base. The sweet umami flavor it ads is truly one-of-a-kind so get ready for a lip-smacking treat that will have you craving more!

Cookies

Ooey gooey white chocolate matcha cookies? Yes please! I repeat, white chocolate and matcha is a heavenly combination that will have you grabbing for more. Try this recipe for the perfect marriage of white chocolate chips and green tea powder.

Bread

Matcha is so versatile it can be added to all your baking recipes (not just the sugary ones). In fact, something magical happens when you add a little of this green stuff to a baked bread recipe. You can try your hand at a traditional Japanese milk bread recipe, or you can add about 15 grams of matcha powder to your basic bread loaf recipe (mix the matcha powder with the flour). Can you use it for sandwiches? Heck yes! This sassy addition gives your basic sandwich a delicious umami flavor that will kick it up a notch.

Ice Cream & Yogurt

If you’re particularly crafty in the kitchen, you can try your hand at a homemade matcha ice cream recipe. But, if you don’t have the time or the will to whip up a batch of homemade ice cream, you can simply add matcha to a bowl of your favorite store-bought vanilla.

Skipping the ice cream? If you want something a little lighter, you can get creative with  breakfast bowl recipes. There are a ton of matcha breakfast bowl recipes out there that are jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients and super easy to throw together. You can add almost anything to a green tea-yogurt base to get a healthy, energy-packed breakfast that will keep you going all morning.

Salad dressing

Green tea salad dressing is the perfect way to add a tangy savory kick to your salads. As an ingredient, matcha tea works great for bringing out both sweet and savory flavors in all kinds of recipes. This Bento Box recipe is the perfect canvas for a flavorful matcha salad dressing. The best part? It’s not only delicious, but the combination of lemon juice and matcha will actually increase your body’s antioxidant absorption. Delicious and healthy!

Smoothies

Matcha smoothies might be the winner for the easiest way to get some of that sweet matcha caffeine that will keep you going all day. You can add 1 tsp of matcha to almost any smoothie recipe to get a delicious, fruit-filled energy boost. Frozen blueberries work exceptionally well in a matcha smoothie but you can experiment to your heart’s desire. You can also kick the health factor up a notch by adding a probiotic, protein powder, or even leafy greens like kale or spinach.

So there you have it, 6 ways you can start your love affair with matcha tea. Which one will you try first?
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Zesty Key Lime Paleo Matcha Poke Cake

This desert is a delicious vision out of some kind of sugar-coated dream. A fluffy vanilla cake with matcha swirls, iced with a light, creamy topping. But THIS recipe is also paleo-friendly, so you can satisfy your sweet tooth and get your matcha fix without sacrificing your diet!

*Note you will need to make your keto condensed milk in advance.

Key Lime Matcha Poke Cake Recipe

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 large egg whites
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ⅓ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp liquid stevia
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp lime zest

FOR THE FILLING:

FOR THE CREAM TOPPING:

  • 1 cup coconut milk (whipped into cream)
  • 1 drop of liquid stevia
  • Lime zest for the top

Directions

TO MAKE THE CAKE BASE:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C).
  2. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a mixing bowl whisk the eggs, egg whites, coconut butter, coconut milk, and lime zest.
  4. In another mixing bowl, mix the almond flour, coconut flour, vanilla whey protein powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt.
  5. Pour these two mixtures together, add the stevia, and whisk until well combined.
  6. Pour into the pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden and the cake is set.
  7. Remove the cake from the oven and leave it to cool.

*Note: Keep a careful eye on your timing—this cake can easily burn if left to bake too long due to the gluten-free flours.

TO MAKE THE FILLING:

  1. Mix in the matcha tea powder with the lime juice.
  2. Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites and place the egg yolks in a heatproof bowl.
  3. Mix the egg yolks with the matcha/lime juice, and add lime zest.
  4. Place the heatproof bowl in a double broiler, making sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl.
  5. Stir constantly for 8-10 minutes, or until the mixture starts to thicken—and then remove from heat.
  6. Add the butter, and mix until dissolved.
  7. Add your pre-made condensed milk and mix until completely combined.
  8. Poke several holes in the cooled cake using the (thin) handle of a wooden spoon.
  9. Pour the filling evenly over the cake until it’s completely covered and the holes are filled.
  10. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

TO MAKE THE CREAM TOPPING:

  1. Once the cake is ready, whip the whipped cream coconut milk with stevia until you get firm peaks.
  2. Spread this topping on the cake and sprinkle with lime zest.
  3. Refrigerate for another hour before serving.

Makes cake for 10

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Bento-Style Matcha Salad

The Japanese Bento Box is traditionally a single-portion lunch box comprised of protein vegetables and carbs, all of which are separated by dividers. Preparation ranges from simple to elaborate and the final result is intended to be both healthy and pleasing to the eye.

For the salad

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  • ½ cup Red Cabbage, chiffonade   
  • A few Romaine lettuce leaves, chiffonade
  • 3 medium radishes, grated
  • Half an Avocado, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup extra firm tofu (drained and pressed with paper towel, cubed, placed in a single layer on a baking sheet and baked at 350 F for 25-45 minutes–tossing every 10 mins)
  • 1 cup butternut squash, cubed and “healthy sautéed”* (so that they are cooked but firm–About 5-7 minutes, depending on the size of the cubes)  

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 11/2 tsp Kiss Me Organic Culinary Matcha
  • 11/2 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice

 

Instructions

Whisk together vinegar, olive oil, matcha and lemon juice.

Arrange the cabbage, romaine leaves, radishes, avocado, butternut squash and baked tofu in sections on a plate.

Serve the dressing on the side.

*add about ¼ cup of water and the chopped butternut squash to a large saucepan, place covered on high heat for 5-7 minutes, until you can easily put your fork through one of the cubes but they remain firm.  

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These 5 Summer Recipes Taste Too Good To Be Healthy (But They Are!)

At last, summer is here! After months of living of heavy meals, hot soups and huge cups of tea, it’s finally time to switch up your diet with some recipes that shine during the hottest time of the year. ‘Tis the season of sweet and delicious berries, tomatoes, and leafy greens like kale and basil.

Even though it’s the season of barbecues, cold beers, and summer cocktails, it’s also a good time to experiment with recipes that will keep you energized and feeling good so you can enjoy every one of those long hot summer days.

To celebrate the arrival of warm weather, here are a few fresh recipes that are perfect for entertaining and will keep you and your guests well-fed, healthy, and, feeling great!

Santa Fe Summer BBQ Pizza

Pizza is the ultimate temptation to anyone trying to follow a diet. The rich sauce and gooey cheese, the wide variety of toppings that will satisfy almost any craving. It’s impossible to smell it and not want a slice! If you’re a pizza lover, try your hand at this amazing-looking Santa Fe Summer BBQ Pizza by Iowa Girl Eats and get some veggies with that melted cheese and baked crust!

Tomatillo Gazpacho

It’s the ultimate Mediterranean summer soup … gazpacho! For thousands of years in Spain, people have been eating this during the hottest days of summer, and this Tomatillo Gazpacho by Eating Well will definitely hit the spot. Eat it with shrimp, or with cheese for a meatless version!

Buddha Bowls!

Buddha Bowls are a great way to get a nutrient-packed meal that’s perfect for those hot summer months! the best part of these bowls is the versatility of the recipes. You can add, remove or substitute the ingredients plus you can experiment with different dressings depending on your mood. If you’re new to the Buddha Bowl game, try your hand at this lovely Summer Glow Buddha Bowl by Oh she Glows.

Green Pea Falafel Bowl

Okay okay enough with the bowls! But, you’re going to want to try this awesome Mediterranean-inspired creation.  The falafel bowl by Green Kitchen is made with green pea falafel and is a baked instead of fried. It’s also topped with homemade hummus, roasted carrots, quinoa and mint yogurt. Yes please!

Weeknight Vegetable Curry

Curry lovers will love this Weeknight Vegetable Curry by Sprouted Kitchen. The sauce is rich, creamy and flavorful and the recipe is vegetarian and packed with plant-based nutrients and vitamins for the non-meat eating folks! you can adjust the level of spice by using either hot or mild curry powder. Although it’s a hot dish, curry makes a great summer evening dinner once the sun has gone down.

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Weight loss: 7 Common Mistakes You’re Making

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If you’re having trouble achieving your weight loss goals, it might be because of these 7 common mistakes you’re making.

Achieving your weight loss goals can be tricky, even when you’re regularly crushing it at the gym and (thinking that you’re) eating healthy. Many health experts cite the 80/20 rule for diet and exercise, meaning that 80% of success is directly related to diet and only 20% is related to exercise. If you’ve ever heard someone say “fitness starts in the kitchen” that is what they mean. 

In addition to not following the 80/20 rule, it turns out there’s a whole bunch of stuff you could be doing that’s preventing you from achieving your weight loss goals. Stuff like eating too much, eating too little, eating the wrong stuff, counting calories, doing the same workout every day, doing too much cardio, or not sleeping enough. Frankly, it can get a little confusing trying to keep your fitness goals on track.

If you feel like you’re doing everything right and not getting the results you want, there is a chance you’re making one (or a few) of the fundamental mistakes below.

1. Eating no Carbs & Too Much Protein

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The early 2000s was the birth of the Great Carbohydrate Panic. Fad Diets like the Atkins Diet trained us all to fear carbs and overload on the proteins. While the “no-carb” approach may initially work, there are critical reasons why a low-carb/ high-fat diet is not the best approach for weight loss or sustainable health. You should always be wary of any diet that puts no limit on fat intake.

It’s important to remember there are plenty of healthy (non-fattening) sources of carbohydrates, like fruits, nuts, oatmeal, and lentils. These foods provide sustainable energy because they don’t create a spike in your blood sugar levels like simple carbs do. Much like calories, not all carbohydrates are created equal, so it’s best to focus on the quality of carbs you’re putting in your body, rather that to fixate on the number of grams.

2. Forgetting your Veggies

Shedding excess fat is as much about what you DO eat as what you DON’T. Research shows that depriving yourself and drastically cutting back on calories can actually make your body store more fat in the long run. If you want to lose weight, it’s not enough to just count calories, you need to up your intake of good calories.

Increasing your daily intake of veggies is a great way to get quality calories. Vegetables are packed with nutrients and loaded with water, so they provide energy and keep your body hydrated, which are both super-important when you’re trying to get in shape. Just make sure you’re choosing unprocessed fruits and vegetables, and when it comes to fruits  and vegetables, raw is always better.

3. Skipping Breakfast

Healthy scrambled eggs

There is some debate about whether or not skipping breakfast will prevent weight loss. Again, the biggest factor is what you are eating for breakfast. Skipping breakfast can make you hungrier later in the day, which might lead to you making less than ideal food choices, but choosing refined or processed carbohydrates in the morning can cause your blood sugar to spike which will also leave you hungrier later in the day.

Instead of cereal, bagels, or toast, try to start your day with protein-packed foods, fiber, and complex carbohydrates. Scrambled eggs with greens is a great way to start the day. And sprinkling some pumpkin or flax seeds on top will energize you by adding some of those healthy carbs we talked about above.

4. Losing Sleep

Hunger hormones are very much influenced by how much sleep you get. Many factors cause our hormones levels to change, and it turns out that how much sleep you get directly affects leptin levels, a hormone that is directly tied to weight loss.

Leptin is the “hunger hormone” responsible for telling your brain you are full. Sleep deprivation can cause leptin resistance in your body, which can result in constant hunger and overeating. The hormone balance in your body depends on many factors and sleep is not the only thing that affects Leptin levels. But not getting enough shut-eye not only causes leptin resistance, it can also leave you feeling too exhausted to exercise, placing unnecessary obstacles in the way of your weight loss goals.

5. Binging After Workouts

God, I want this pizza

It’s natural to feel hungry after working out, but an hour at the gym shouldn’t be a precursor to a large cheese pizza. Time Magazine’s John Cloud explored why we tend to overeat after working out in his article Why Exercise Won’t Make You Thin. Among the many reasons he cited was something he calls calorie compensation.

Basically, we tend to overindulge after the gym for 2 reasons: because we’re hungry from exertion, and because we want to reward ourselves. But the food/ exercise equation is deceiving because while it may take an hour at the gym to burn 500 calories, it only takes 5 minutes to eat them again.

This idea of “compensation” can also work against you in terms of physical activity. The same study that Cloud explores in his article also found that we tend to compensate for extra physical activity by being less active when we’re not at the gym.

6. Doing The Same Workout Every Day

Experts agree that for the best results you have to vary the frequency, intensity, and time of your workouts. Switching up your workouts is the best way to challenge your body, and get better results. Your body will adapt to any exercise that you do repeatedly, and repetition will make the workout less effective. It can also get pretty boring which can throw a wrench in your motivation.

Instead of repeating the same exercises every day, use a split routine (where you focus on specific muscle groups each day), and switch up the types of exercises you do to train those muscles. Also, switching up the machines you use for cardio can keep your body burning calories at a higher rate. A lot of people stick to the same machines every day, but doing the same cardio every day conditions your body to the stress of that specific range of motion.

Your body will adapt to whatever you put it through, and when you’re not challenging yourself you’re not going to get the best results. The good news is, even small changes can make a big difference. Small modifications like changing the weight you’re lifting or the reps you’re doing can trick your body into producing better results.

7. Too Much Cardio & Not Enough Weights

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There is a common misconception that you have to do a ton of cardio to lose weight, when in fact, too much cardio can actually slow down your results. To get the best results from your cardio try high-intensity interval training, alternating between shorter bursts of high-intensity activity and slower “recovery” periods.

You also need to balance your cardio with weight training, because the more muscle you have the more fat you will burn. Many women fear that lifting will add bulk to their bodies, but weight training isn’t necessarily going to make you “ripped,” you just need to figure out what kind of weight training is best for what you are trying to achieve.  

Now Go Forth And Be Fit

Achieving your fitness goals is challenging. No one said it would be easy (and if they did, they lied). But making small lifestyle changes like the ones above can yield awesome results in less time. So if you’re working out like crazy and not losing weight, reassess the basics above and see if there is some small mistake that is standing in your way. There is no “miracle weight loss remedy,” but you can set yourself up for success with a balanced diet, plenty of sleep, a diverse workout regime, and some self-control.

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5 of Our Favorite Healthy Recipes

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We’re all about a healthy lifestyle here at KissMeOrganics, which is why we’re always updating our Facebook fan page with delicious recipes for you to try. Here are 5 of our favorite healthy recipes from the last month:

Check Out Our Favorite Healthy Recipes:

Guacamole Deviled Eggs

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Ingredients
6 hard boiled eggs, peeled and cut lengthwise
1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp onion powder
1 tsp Gourmet Garden Garlic (or 1 tsp minced garlic)
2 tsp Gourmet Garden Cilantro (or 2 tsp finely chopped cilantro)
Smoked Paprika

Instructions
Remove egg yolks from the halved eggs and place in a small bowl. Add the ripe avocado, lime juice, salt, onion powder, garlic, and cilantro.
Use a fork to mash the guacamole mixture until smooth.
Spoon (or use a frosting bag to pipe) the mixture into the halved eggs. Sprinkle with a dash of smoked paprika.
Keep stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

 

Caprese Stack Salad

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Ingredients
1 large, fresh mozzarella ball
1 large tomato
Basil to taste
Balsamic vinaigrette to taste
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
Cut the mozzarella ball and the tomato into thick slices
Stack tomatoes, some mozzarella cheese, basil and drizzle with some balsamic vinaigrette.
Enjoy!

 

Black Bean Burgers With Sweet Corn Salsa

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Ingredients
1 1/2 cups walnuts, toasted
2/3 cup chopped onion
2/3 cup snipped fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons ground cumin
3 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
2 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup canned diced green chile peppers, drained
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 fresh ears corn (with husks)
1 medium tomato, chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 fresh jalapeno chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped*
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 English muffins, split

Instructions
In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine walnuts, the 2/3 cup onion, the 2/3 cup cilantro, the cumin, garlic, oregano, and basil.
Cover and process with several on-off turns just until combined.
Add black beans and green chile peppers. Cover and process with several on-off turns just until combined.
Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Stir in eggs, bread crumbs, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
Using damp hands, shape mixture into six 3/4-inch-thick patties.
Place patties on a baking sheet, cover, and chill until ready to grill.
Carefully peel back corn husks, but do not remove.
Using a stiff brush or your fingers, remove corn silks, and fold husks back around corn.
If necessary, tie husk tops with 100-percent-cotton kitchen string.
Soak corn in enough water to cover for at least 1 hour.
While corn soaks, start preparing salsa.
In a medium bowl, combine tomato, the 1/4 cup onion, the 1/4 cup cilantro, the lime peel, lime juice, 1 tablespoon of the oil, the jalapeno pepper, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
Cover and chill until needed.
Drain corn; shake to remove excess water, and brush corn with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil.
For a charcoal grill, place corn (with husks) on the rack of a grill with a cover directly over medium coals.
Cover and grill for 25 to 30 minutes or until corn kernels are tender, turning corn several times.
For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place corn (with husks) on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.
Carefully remove string and husks. Cut the corn kernels off cobs. Stir corn into salsa.
For a charcoal grill, place patties on the grill rack directly over medium coals. Grill, uncovered, for 12 to 14 minutes or until done (160 degrees F), turning once halfway through grilling.
Toast English muffins on the grill.
For a gas grill, place patties, then English muffins on grill rack over medium heat. Cover and grill as above.
Serve burgers between English muffin halves with salsa.
Makes 6 servings.

Recipe courtesy of:
Better Homes and Gardens

 

Lemon Matcha Balls

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Lemin Matcha Balls

Ingredients
1 ½ cups unsweetened flaked coconut
1 cup ground almonds
4 tbsp. melted coconut oil
4 tbsp. honey (or preferred sweetener)
Zest of 1 ½ lemons
Juice of 1 – 2 lemons (depending on taste)
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt (fine)

For Coating
½ cup unsweetened flaked coconut (optional)
¼ cup lemon/lime zest (optional)
2-4 tbsp. KissMeOrganics Culinary Matcha

Instructions
Add all the ingredients to a food processor
Blend everything for 1-2 minutes or until the mixture starts to mix together like a dough.
Remove mixture from the food processor and form small balls, using clean hands.
In a separate bowl, add the extra coconut, matcha and zest.  
Roll the balls until well-coated then transfer to a lined baking tray, or plate.
Place in the fridge for at least half an hour to set.
The truffles can be kept at room temperature, but you may find that they are best kept in the fridge.

Yields about 20 – 24 balls.
Recipe courtesy a matcha-loving customer.

 

Bento-Style Matcha Salad

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The Japanese Bento Box is traditionally a single-portion lunch box comprised of protein vegetables and carbs, all of which are separated by dividers. Preparation ranges from simple to elaborate and the final result is intended to be both healthy and pleasing to the eye.

For the salad
½ cup Red Cabbage, chiffonade   
A few Romaine lettuce leaves, chiffonade
3 medium radishes, grated
Half an Avocado, thinly sliced
½ cup extra firm tofu (drained and pressed with paper towel, cubed, placed in a single layer on a baking sheet and baked at 350 F for 25-45 minutes–tossing every 10 mins)
1 cup butternut squash, cubed and “healthy sautéed”* (so that they are cooked but firm–About 5-7 minutes, depending on the size of the cubes)

For the dressing
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
11/2 tsp Kiss Me Organic Culinary Matcha
11/2 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice

Instructions
Whisk together vinegar, olive oil, matcha and lemon juice.
Arrange the cabbage, romaine leaves, radishes, avocado, butternut squash and baked tofu in sections on a plate.
Serve the dressing on the side.

*To “healthy sauté” your squash: add about ¼ cup of water and the chopped butternut squash to a large saucepan, place covered on high heat for 5-7 minutes, until you can easily put your fork through one of the cubes but they remain firm.

We hope you have fun experimenting with our favorite healthy recipes. What are some of your go-to favorites when you’re craving a healthy meal? Tell us in the comments below.