Credit: Golubka

{Raw, Vegan} Fudgey Matcha Mint Brownies!

Hey there, beautiful!

It’s been a hectic couple of weeks, therefore I haven’t posted as often as I’d like to…but late is better than never – right? MatchaBrownies2

This week I’m super stoked to share with you a recipe that features my new favorite ingredient: Matcha! 

If you’re late to the bandwagon (like me), here’s what you need to know about this ingredient:

Basically, Matcha is the highest quality powdered green tea available. Like all green tea, it is incredibly high in antioxidants, is calming thanks to the amino acid L-Theanine, boosts memory and concentration, is cancer-fighting thanks one specific catechin called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) (which makes up 60% of the catechins in Matcha Green Tea), increases energy and endurance, boosts the immune system, lowers cholesterol, and oh my goodness… so much more. Click here to enlighten yourself on its benefits.

And guess what?

There are so many ways you can utilize this super-food, and this brownie recipe is one of them! (Raw cacao and Matcha – am I in heaven?)


 

Follow the recipe and serve these as bars or balls – both are fun and delicious!

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{Raw, Vegan} Fudgey Matcha Mint Brownies

Adapted from: Fragrant Vanilla Cake & The Healthy Maven

Preparation Time: 15-20 Minutes

Serving Size: 16 Small Brownies

Ingredients:

1 Cup Dried Coconut, finely shredded

1 Cup Raw Pumpkin Seeds, ground

1/2 Cup Flax Seeds, ground

1/4 tsp Sea Salt

1 1/4 Cups Pitted, Soft Medjool Dates (if not soft, soak in water for 30 minutes and drain before using)

1 1/4 Cup Raw Cacao Powder

1/4 Cup Fresh Mint Leaves (or 1/4 tsp fresh Peppermint Extract)

1 Tbsp Matcha Powder

3/4 Cup Raw Cacao Nibs (finely chopped cacao beans)

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Optional: 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract (Alcohol-free)

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 Directions: 

  1. In a food processor, combine the coconut, pumpkin seeds, flax seed, and sea salt, and process until finely ground. Add in the dates, and process until they are fine as well.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth and dough-like.
  3. Press the mixture into a 8 x 8 pan (lined with parchment paper), dust with Matcha, and set in the fridge so they firm for 8-10 minutes.
    OR
    You can roll these into balls and dust with Matcha – your choice!
  4. When you are ready to serve, cut into 4 x 4 (16) small bars and enjoy!

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Here are a couple of other Matcha-containing recipes I want to try out in the future:

Credit: Golubka

Credit: Golubka

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Namaste, lovelies.

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