No-Bake Matcha Tahini Energy Bites

No-Bake Matcha Tahini Energy Bites

Sometimes we all need a bit of extra energy. Especially when it comes in the form of a sweet and nutty ball with matcha and dates. These bites literally melt in your mouth! And I absolutely adore the soft texture of the dates with a bit of crunch from the almonds and chia seeds.
No-Bake Matcha Tahini Energy Bites

I call this the easiest and healthiest dessert, snack, whatever, invented! (My dad called them donkey shit but whatever, it’s the taste that counts, right?) It only takes 5 minutes to blend all 5 ingredients in a food processor before popping them in the fridge for a few hours. I may or may not have also licked the pot sparkling clean while waiting for the bites to firm up.
No-Bake Matcha Tahini Energy Bites

So you know how last week I made my birthday cake? Well, I taste-tested it with my friends at school and they loved it so much that I made it with one of them again this weekend. (Side note : That friend is also sadly moving away! I will definitely and absolutely miss her.) We made the chocolate cake for the chef at school who always gives us an extra something (like dessert!) when we volunteer during lunch. He’s such a nice person and it was his overwhelming generosity that sparked my friend’s idea to make something for him before school ended. Hopefully he’ll like it and won’t stumble upon this blog post too soon ;). I also want to post the cake recipe on my blog but I can’t take nice photos at school (and I forgot to take photos during my birthday) so the only way that’s going to happen is if I make it a THIRD time. Which knowing me and my sweet tooth, I’ll probably do.
No-Bake Matcha Tahini Energy Bites

No-Bake Matcha Tahini Energy Bites

  • Servings: 10
  • Time: 3 hours (Prep 5 mins)
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Healthy bites for energy made with dates, matcha and tahini! You only need a food processor, a fridge, 5 minutes and 5 ingredients to accomplish this.

Ingredients:
7 pitted Medjool dates (1/2 cup), soaked in warm water for 10 minutes and drained
1/4 cup tahini
1 tbsp. matcha powder
2 tbsp. almonds
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. chia seeds

Instructions:

  1. In a food processor, blend the dates, tahini, matcha powder, almonds, lemon juice and chia seeds together until everything is blended. If it looks dry, add an extra tbsp. of water.
  2. Using your hands, form around 10 balls and put them in a container to refrigerate for at least 3 hours before eating.
Matcha Chia Seed Pudding

Matcha Chia Seed Pudding

My pictures are really cringy today but I can affirm that it tasted really good! It’s kind of like an iced matcha latte with all the health benefits for breakfast. So I just searched this up now (if I said I didn’t rely on the internet I would be lying), and matcha is actually really good for your metabolism and burning calories. It also enhances you mood and calms you down.
Matcha Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds, on the other hand, provide healthy omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and tons of other good stuff. I also have a few other chia seed pudding recipes if you don’t like matcha: banana chocolate, lemon blueberry and vanilla Greek yogurt.Read More »

Vanilla Greek Yogurt Chia Seed Pudding

Vanilla Greek Yogurt Chia Seed Pudding

There’s only one week before Christmas! Although we’re usually never home during that day, we still celebrate it, just somewhere else. Like this year, we’ll be going to Mexico (so this is my last blog post of 2016) and I can’t wait. The temperature there is supposed to around 20 to 30 degrees, which is way better than the below zero temperatures we’ve been receiving at home. And I hate the cold.Vanilla Greek Yogurt Chia Seed Pudding

The frigid air did not prevent me from making chia seed pudding (even though it’s probably the coldest breakfast you can make) because I can’t hep myself. I just love it so much. (And chia seeds, among other things, are loaded with antioxidants so it’s a win-win!)Read More »

Raw Chia Plum Jam

Raw Chia Plum Jam

This jam has me hooked! No sugar (just a few tablespoons of maple syrup), no need to cook and it still tastes damn fantastic and thick with chia seeds. I still can hardly believe that it worked because most jams without sugar means a liquid mess, but the chia seeds are the perfect healthy ingredient to make the jam thicker. I was amazed when I stumbled upon the concept of adding chia seeds to the jam. Like why didn’t I ever think of that before?
Raw Chia Plum Jam

The plums I used were from our plum tree. This year we have way too many so I’ve been making everything from plum pie to plum apple crumble to this easy plum jam. But I can’t complain because I would rather have too much fruit than none at all.Read More »

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

So the chia seed pudding at the bottom is completely optional, but it does look nicer and don’t forget, chia seeds are loaded with fibers, Omega-3 fatty acids and proteins. The blueberries give the smoothie that particular bright bluish-red colour naturally. I’ve also seen Spirulina, a blue-green algae, used in smoothies for a light blue look, but I’ve never tried it myself. How did they even turn algae into a powder? Mind blowing.
Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

Really loved how this turned out! This was definitely a pleasant change from my usual avocado and banana smoothies in the morning.

On another note, I’ve been trying to find a project for my Projet Personnel (a very important project!) I’ll have to do next year in school but I keep changing ideas because I keep thinking it’s not good.Read More »

Raspberry and Blueberry Chia Pops

Raspberry and Blueberry Chia Pops

Raspberry and Blueberry Chia Pops

Ahhhhh! I am so in love with this. The sweetness of berries and maple syrup with coconut milk and chia seeds all rolled into one popsicle. Then drizzled with melted dark chocolate and coconut flakes and more chia seeds. These pops are a definite yum in my book.
Raspberry and Blueberry Chia Pops

I found these cute little blue popsicles molds in the bottom of a containers drawer and they had little green bear sticks attached to them. I remember my mom using them every once in a while when we were younger and we would always jump up and down in excitement when she took them out of that drawer. My mom stopped making sweet things a while ago, giving us the task instead and we totally forgot about these popsicle molds.Read More »

Easy Healthy Chia Waffles

Easy Healthy Chia Waffles

So I have awesome news today: I made these waffles for lunch.

Kidding.

That is still kind of awesome, but what I really wanted to tell you is that I received some exciting news in the mail yesterday (including a book!).Easy Healthy Chia Waffles

Okay, but before I get there, let me just describe how awesome (or at least to me they were) these waffles are:

Soft on the inside.
Crispy edges.
Healthy.
Lipsmackingly tasty.
Sweet burst of blueberries.
Glistening maple syrup.

Yeah. I inserted healthy in the middle. Because that is partly why the waffle is so good (there’s even no butter, oil or eggs in this but it still tastes good!).
Easy Healthy Chia Waffles

Now the story about the letter in the mail. So yesterday, after I arrived from school (early dismissal!), there was a big package on the counter. Read More »

Lemon Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding

Lemon Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding

Bright flavours, bright colours, and a bright change to any breakfast, who wouldn’t want it? The blueberry and the tangy lemon taste really explodes in your mouth. So delicious. I’m not even kidding.
Lemon Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding

Although school is ending in just more than a month (which I’m very excited for!), I need to stay focused to keep my grade up and prepare for final exams. And this chia seed pudding, with lemon juice and blueberries, sure helps me wake up in the morning!Read More »

My Favorite Overnight Oats

If you’ve been reading this blog, you might have read somewhere in my previous posts that I really don’t like oatmeal. This statement still holds true. But overnight oats, on the other hand, as I have discovered the greatness of them two days ago, is so good! And due to me saying that I do not like oatmeal, I have decided that overnight oats shall not be classified as oatmeal.

My Favorite Overnight Oats

I love making these and testing new flavors, like bananas and toasted almonds. And they’re really convenient because in the morning you just have to take it out of the refrigerator and add some toppings!
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The picture above is strawberries, blueberries and grapes overnight oats.Read More »

Chocolate Banana Chia Seed Pudding

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Everyone’s been making these, so I decided, after looking at picture after picture of chia seed puddings, to finally try it myself. I was pretty skeptical, putting seeds in milk, but it worked out! The first time I made the chia seed pudding, I did not put any cocoa powder and I found that I didn’t like the taste of it (but I don’t like oatmeal either, so it’s probably just me). Then I tried again, but this time adding cocoa powder and it tasted just like chocolate pudding… and the bonus is that you can eat it for breakfast!Read More »