Matcha caramel bliss balls

Hey friends!

I’d like to thank you all for your unbelievable support concerning my last post. It’s never easy letting the whole world know your worst secrets, but I have to say the liberating feeling was worth it. The thing about baring your soul though, is that it works up quite an appetite. So I have a wicked treat to share which I’m sure will hit the spot.

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On a side-note: I told you we were learning about the heart. Well, this week I had the ‘pleasure’ of dissecting one. Unfortunately, I am lacking the spacial awareness gene…making it physically impossible for me to complete various tasks including: reading maps, building 3D structures and as it turns out…breaking hearts.

This recipe calls for matcha, which I’m guessing will be probably a mystery to most of you. Matcha is a ground powder of a special type of green tea. It differs to regular green tea in that it is grown in the shade for a few weeks before harvesting. Green tea is well known for being an amazing source of antioxidants, which is why matcha has become so popular. You’re consuming the the leaves in their entirety, and so theoretically you are getting maximum benefits.

Matcha caramel bliss balls – Recipe from Naturally Meghan:

  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 2 tsp matcha

Soak the dates in boiling water for about 10 minutes, then drain away the water. Place the nuts in a food processor. Whizz them up till they are a fine, grainy consistency. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix until it clumps together. Roll into balls. Store preferably in the freezer.

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If you don’t have matcha (you definitely need to try it) substitute in cocoa or vanilla essence.

Lastly, I went out on a whim and bought a basil plant yesterday. I am notorious for killing plants and tragically; goldfish (but let’s not bring that up.) However, I have had great success with my dorm room ferns and so I thought I’d try my luck. #crazyplantlady

So everyone say hello to Patrick…

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That’s all from me for now.

M x.

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