• Valerie

Raw Mint Matcha Bars



Is it possible to have one thin mint? Asking for a friend....


Seriously though, during girl scout cookie season its hard for me to keep my cool. If i'm having one, i'm having ten and that's just the way it goes. But thin mints have things in them that my body just doesn't appreciate ( like wheat, palm oil, processed sugar and chemical additives), so after I eat them i'm usually left feeling tired, lethargic and cranky. It's enough of an incentive to steer clear.


And then I thought, wait.... why not make a clean version? (Self control is just too hard).


Though this raw take on an old fave, doesn't come with the satisfaction of hearing the plastic crinkle as you tear open a new sleeve. They do:


  • Load you up with healthy fats which: (i) keep you feeling full longer; (ii) help you to properly absorb nutrients and; (iii) assist in healthy cell generation.

  • Give you a glowy complexion by providing a serious antioxidant boost.

  • Help to speed up your metabolism naturally.

  • Help to improve your immune system.

  • Provide a healthy dose of plant based protein which improves your cardio-vascular health.

AND...

  • Supply a little caffiene boost (so steer clear before bed)


I see no reason to have only one.







Raw Mint Matcha Bars (or Bites)


Chocolate Base Layer

- 20 Dates

- 1 Cup Rolled Oats

- 2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder ( or more if you like it more chocolatey)

- 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil

- 1 Tsp Peppermint Oil (I used simply organic)

- Pinch of Sea Salt


Blend all ingredients together in a high speed blender under a grainy but sticky consistency appears. (You may have to pulse in a small amount of water depending on what kind of dates your using). Once consistency is achieved press firmly into a parchment paper lined dish. Set aside


Vanilla Cream Layer

- 1 Cup Raw Cashews (soaked overnight)

- 1/4 Cup Coconut Cream

- 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

- 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup

- 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil.


Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender under a cream like consistency is achieved. Pour over chocolate base layer and set aside.


Matcha Layer

- 1 Cup Raw Cashews (soaked overnight)

- 1/4 Cup Agave Syrup

- 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil

- 1 Tbsp Coconut Cream

- 2 Tsp Matcha Powder ( or more if you want more green tea taste)


You guessed it, blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until a cream like consistency is achieved. Pour over vanilla layer and place in the freezer to set up for at least 3-4 hours. Cut into bars or squares while frozen and thaw at room temperature for at least a half hour before serving.


These keep well in the freezer or you can store them in the fridge for at least a week.


Go get your mint on xx



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