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MATCHA COCONUT PROTEIN BALLS

MATCHA COCONUT PROTEIN BALLS

I love these tasty Matcha Coconut Protein Balls. They are free of gluten, dairy and refined sugar, but absolutely packed with easy-to-digest energy along with antioxidants, fibre, healthy fats, and protein.  They are great for snack time or breakfast on-the-go.  And they are super simple to make in the food processor or blender, with no baking required.

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ADAPTOGENIC MATCHA LATTE

ADAPTOGENIC MATCHA LATTE

Not only is this latte delicious, but it’s super quick & easy to make and loaded with healthy fats, protein, antioxidants, and adaptogens, too! Feel free to use your choice of non-dairy milk (cow’s milk inhibits absorption of the antioxidants in matcha) and enjoy it warm or cold.

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THE HANGOVER HELPER

THE HANGOVER HELPER

If you happen to be nursing a hangover (or simply looking for a nutrient-dense, detoxifying green smoothie!), this recipe is for you.  The bad news?  Don’t let anyone fool you — there’s no magic bullet, quick-fix hangover remedy.  The good news?  This, too, my friends, shall pass.  And my HANGOVER HELPER can certainly help ease the pain.

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MATCHA CASHEW COCONUT PROTEIN BALLS

MATCHA CASHEW COCONUT PROTEIN BALLS

We are big matcha fans at my house.  So when I suggested to my 3 chicklets that I create a matcha bliss ball, they were all over it.  My 12-yr-old loves to test my recipes, so this is a pic of some he made himself!  These tasty little no-bake snacks are loaded with easy-to-digest energy as well as healthy fats, fibre, protein and antioxidants galore.

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THE OPRAH

THE OPRAH

Here is my smoothie tribute to Oprah (and frankly to all the strong, passionate women out there!!).  It is a refreshing and vibrant blend including spinach, pineapple, avocado, mint and matcha.  All of the ingredients are real and help to support a strong body, mind, and spirit.

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MATCHA COLLAGEN LATTE

Anyone who follows me regularly knows that I have been in love with matcha since we were first introduced years ago in Japan.  This is a simple and delicious recipe that makes a creamy, refined sugar and dairy-free latte that is packed with antioxidants, healthy fats and protein.  My kinda pick-me-up!

Matcha is made by grinding high quality nutrient-rich green tea leaves into a fine powder.  It has a beautiful green colour and a unique, complex taste, with a balance of naturally sweet, malty, bitter and earthy vegetal notes.  It is packed with anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, disease-fighting phytochemicals including the subgroup of antioxidants called catechins.  One particular catechin, EGCg, is widely recognized for its anti-cancer properties.  Matcha is also used to induce a sense of calm while simultaneously boosting energy, concentration, memory and metabolism.  How great that something so tasty can help bring the zen AND promote healthy weight control!

For 2 servings, blend together until frothy:

  • 2 cups warm unsweetened almond milk

  • 1 to 2 Tbsp MCT oil (or substitute coconut butter)

  • 2 scoops collagen peptides

  • 1 to 2 tsp high-grade matcha powder

  • Lakanto monkfruit sweetener, stevia, or sweetener of choice, adjusted to taste

MATCHA OVERNIGHT PROTEIN OATS

MATCHA OVERNIGHT PROTEIN OATS

There are few breakfasts as simple and satisfying as overnight oats.  You simply mix the ingredients together in a matter of minutes the night before, and they soak while you sleep.  In the morning, they're ready whenever you are!

And this version is crazy good.  It's creamy and satisfying with a beautiful green colour and that classic complex matcha taste -- a wonderful balance of naturally sweet, malty, bitter and earthy vegetal notes.  Better still, these grab-and-go oats are packed with antioxidants, fibre, protein, and healthy fats to keep you well-fuelled all morning. 

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MATCHA COCONUT CHIA PUDDING

MATCHA COCONUT CHIA PUDDING

Chia pudding is an easy make-ahead, grab-and-go breakfast staple at our house.  It is nutritious, delicious and versatile, and can literally be thrown together in minutes the night before.

This chia pudding is wonderfully creamy and satisfying thanks to an extra healthy fat and protein boost from coconut milk and collagen peptides.  It has also been amped-up a couple notches with antioxidant-rich matcha and chlorella powders.

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MATCHA MINT CHIP COCONUT NICE CREAM

MATCHA MINT CHIP COCONUT NICE CREAM

We absolutely love vegan ice cream at my house.  The kids suggested the combo of matcha and mint chip since they are big fans of both flavours.  I also added a splash of lime for freshness -- and because research shows that citrus helps increase the absorption of antioxidants from the matcha! 

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