Saturday, April 22, 2017

Happy Matcha Balls (Energy bites)


MATCHA madness at my house! I really enjoy the rich flavor of Matcha and it brings about this BLISS! They are JAM packed with Antioxidants and ENERGY! These balls are great on the go- BAG THEM UP after as they are addicting and limit yourself to 1 bag a day- they freeze great too! This recipe is so versatile you can add in hemp seeds, flax meal, oatmeal if you want!

What you need:

1 cup raw cashews (soak in water for an hour or two and drain longer you soak softer they are)
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds (soak/drain)
1/3 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup soaked pitted dates (drain)
4 TBSP of Matcha Powder (clean- Organic)
1/4 cup coconut flakes (unsweetened)
1/4 cup of unrefined coconut oil (melted, this will get hard when cold and help hold it together)
Squirt of maple syrup or honey (don't need alot as your dates are the sweetness)















Put everything in a food processor. Pulse and Blend well. Roll into balls and you can even roll around in the coconut flakes (I toasted them in these pictures) to give it a white (or brown) pretty coating!

Each batch I make tends to get better and better!

If you make them I would LOVE to see pictures #HappyMATCHAballs and tag me!







Sunday, January 15, 2017

Ball Jar Lunch Asian Slaw

Anything I can prep and put in a jar to eat for lunch during the week on the go is a SCORE for me! I used to skip meals but planning ahead and taking less then an hour on Sunday to prep breakfast and lunch for the whole week has helped me keep my metabolism up and reach my fitness goals! I found this recipe from " mind over munch" on You tube and adapted it to my liking for ball jars! Here is the video 


Makes 3 jars (I use wide mouth quart)

What you need:
For the dressing
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
2 TBSP Braggs Aminos (or soy sauce)
1 TBSP Coconut Sugar (or honey)
2 TBSP Olive Oil
1TBSP Sesame Sesame Oil (or toasted Sesame Oil)
1 TSP ground ginger
1 clove diced garlic

12 oz bag of Rainbow Salad or Broccoli Slaw ( I like the chunks of Broccoli in the Rainbow Salad)
1 mango
1/4 cup of dried cranberries
Protein ( marinated fried Tofu, Grilled Chicken or prepared Quinoa )

I used Tofu it was in my frig, cheaper and less fat and calories but a good source of protein- TRY IT
To marinate and make Tofu...... I made a video in my private facebook group here
1) drain & SQUEEZE out the water from block of Tofu with a dish towel as much as you can.
2) crumble and fry the tofu in cast iron pan and drizzle olive oil, Mirin and Balsamic vinegar on it. fry it up nice and brown


What you do:

1) Mix the dressing first in a large bowl
2) peel and chop up the mango
3) add all the ingredients to the bowl with dressing, mix and add to jars! Done! Wahoo!!!



I found this recipe from " mind over munch" on You tube and adapted it to my liking for ball jars! Here is the video