All posts tagged: Healthy

Matcha Bliss Balls

You ever have those days when you crave for something sweet, but you don’t want to feel guilty taking up too much unhealthy calories? Yeah? I feel ya. Life’s a constant battle, I know. So that’s why I had to share these amazing energy balls with you today. These lil guys are warriors. They understand us. They fight with us. We need them. Yield: 8 bite-sized balls Ingredients: 1/2 cup medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped (dried apricots work well too!) 1/8 cup chia seeds 1/4 cup finely ground almonds (almond flour) 1 tbsp matcha 1 tbsp coconut shreds 1 tbsp chocolate, finely chopped 1.5 tbsp honey 1/8 cup chocolate for melting   Save 15% OFF all Matchaeologist products when you use code: TASTEOFRAINE at checkout. Directions: In a food processor, blend all ingredients (except the chocolate for melting) until well combined and mixture is sticky. Scoop a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball. Repeat until finished. Place balls on a parchment paper. Melt chocolate in the microwave. Spoon a teaspoon of …

Zebra Banana Bread

Check out this mesmerizing zebra banana loaf I made just last week! I was thinking how I could make my usual banana bread look a little more exciting so I decided to use my simple banana bread recipe and create some wicked patterns out of it. Zebra? Leopard? Whirlwind? I don’t know! Make your own designs and interpret it for yourself! The best part is that it only takes an extra 2 minutes of your time to create these swirly effects so I definitely think it’s worth it! Simple, creative, delicious and time-friendly. Wow your family and friends with this amazing bread this week! Yield: 1 loaf Ingredients: 3 ripe bananas, mashed 2 eggs 1/2 cup oil (vegetable, canola, grape-seed all work great!) 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup milk (or almond milk) 1 3/4 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped (optional) 1/8 cup cocoa powder 1/4 cup milk chocolate (chocolate chips/bars all work great), melted Directions: Preheat oven to 325F. Grease or line loaf pan with parchment. …

Matcha Chia Seed Pudding

My first time hearing about chia seeds was actually just less than a week ago. Yes, I am totally behind on the super foods game but hey, who says you’re too late to start now? Better late than never, right? Chia seeds are definitely a cool discovery for me – they expand over time in liquid – kinda like what tapioca does! Maaagic! Not only are they high in calcium, but chia seeds are also a great source of omega-3. Pair it with other sorts of healthy ingredients like blueberries, bananas, granola, and coconut and I’m sure you’ll be on your way to a healthier you!   Yield: 2 Save 15% OFF all Matchaeologist products when you use code: TASTEOFRAINE at checkout. Ingredients: 1/3 cup chia seeds 2 1/2 cup soy milk or almond milk + 4 tbsp for mixing matcha 2 tsp matcha powder (I used Midori from Matchaeologist) 1/8 cup coconut milk/cream (optional) 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey 1/8 tsp vanilla or almond extract (optional) 1/8 tsp salt Toppings: granola, sliced bananas, …

Matcha Almond Shake

For all the down-to-earth people out there, this shake is for you! Its strong, earthy, and nutty flavour comes from the matcha, almond milk, walnuts and sweet potato. Pair it with a muffin or two, and you’ll be off for a healthy adventure! Yield: 2 Save 15% OFF all Matchaeologist products when you use code: TASTEOFRAINE at checkout. Ingredients: 1 banana 1/3 cup sweet potato, cooked/steamed and unpeeled 1/8 cup walnuts 1.5 tsp matcha powder 2 tbsp hot water 2 cups almond milk Directions: In a small bowl, mix matcha powder and hot water together until smooth Add banana, sweet potato, walnuts, almond milk along with the matcha mixture into a blender. Blend for 10 seconds and pulse 3 times. Serve and enjoy!