306-715-5396 caitliniles@live.com

Hi friend! I hope you’ve been having a wonderful Spring so far! I’ve been a little quiet around the blog lately because I’ve been working so hard behind the scenes to get my new website up and running. I absolutely love the bright new colours and easier navigation to make working with you so much easier!

I’ve finally started settling into the swing of things after my move back to the East Coast at the beginning of the month and decided I wanted to share one of my new favourite simple and delicious energy ball recipes with you.

A lot of my clients are always on the lookout for quick and easy snack ideas and I am absolutely obsessed with all things matcha lately, so thus these treats were born! Matcha is a beautiful powdered tea made from young green tea leaves and it is jam-packed with antioxidants that are so helpful for managing inflammation and keeping you looking healthy and glowing!

It is also an excellent source of l-theanine, which is a specific grouping of glutamate molecules that can help you feel focused and alert, while still remaining calm. Matcha is a great option for people who feel jittery or anxious when they drink coffee, but are still looking for something to help them stay focused and naturally energized throughout the day. 

You can get matcha by making delicious Stress Busting Lattes or Immune Boosting Elixirs, or you can try throwing together this super simple recipe to get your matcha fix on the go!

These little Vanilla Matcha Cashew Bombs are the perfect combo of sweet and chewy with that great matcha flavour that’s bright and a little tiny bit bitter. I’m officially obsessed. Check out the recipe below!

Paleo & Vegan Vanilla Matcha Cashew Bomb Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups raw cashews
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp. matcha powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • ½ cup soaked dates
  • 2 heaping tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Directions

  1. Blend together cashews, coconut, matcha, and sea salt until a crumbly texture is achieved. Remove from mini food processor and place in a mixing bowl.
  2. Blend together dates, coconut oil, and vanilla until smooth.***
  3. Add date mixture to cashew mixture and combine by hand. Then roll out into little balls and place in the freezer to set.
  4. Enjoy!

***Notes: You may want to add a bit more sweetener, so 1 tbsp. of raw honey should do the trick. They also taste best when left to set over night!

Well friend, that’s the delicious and super easy snack recipe I’ve got for you today. And if you’re looking to take your smoothie game to the next level then make sure you download my FREE Sensational Summer Smoothies E-Book by clicking here. Enjoy the late Spring sunshine!

Cait xo

Vegan & Paleo Vanilla Matcha Cashew Energy Balls Recipe