Introducing Brain Snacks + Green Tea Matcha Balls recipe (gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, clean, vegan and paleo friendly).
I hope you had a wonderful Easter break.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time camping up at Barrington Tops. Once again I disconnected from technology and forgot about modern life. It was hard to return to reality but all good things must come to an end.
Now that we’re all back to reality, I’d like to introduce to you a lovely lady by the name of Kate Blenkiron. She is the founder & owner of a fantastic company called Brain Snacks which caters for corporate customers around Australia who are looking for healthy snack alternatives for conferences, meetings, workshops or training days.
I first heard of Brain Snacks over a year ago when a colleague of mine sent me the website link and my first thought was what a clever, catchy name it was. I wanted to know more.
I was fortunate enough to speak to Kate recently as I was curious to see how she juggled a full time career and run her business on the side. She was more than happy to run through what she does and gave me great tips on starting up your own health food business.
Kate started Brain Snacks back in 2015 after realising the only snack options during a 2 day workshop were muffins, biscuits and mints. She hasn’t looked back since.
Brain Snacks “feed” your brain giving you mental clarity and stamina which is perfect for an office environment where mental focus is key. A far cry from regular snacks filled with addictive sugars, unhealthy fats and unnecessary additives that rob your brain cells and leave you feeling sluggish and mentally fatigued.
The range of snacks is perfectly designed for eaters with dietary requirements with paleo, gluten, dairy and refined sugar free options. Made with wholefood ingredients and delivered directly to your office. What more could you wish for from a snack?
You can find more information on the Brain Snacks website including estimated delivery times around Australia or follow them on Facebook, Linkedin or instagram.
I’m also excited to share with you Brain Snacks special offer of 10% off any of their delicious products during May. Just enter discount code Pantryofeden at checkout to redeem the offer.
In the meantime, Kate has been kind enough to share a recipe on my blog for all of you to enjoy!
Over to you, Kate:
Thanks for this lovely introduction Tash. I’m a big fan of the Pantry of Eden and its mission to inspire healthy and wholesome eating.
Here’s my funky recipe for Green Tea Matcha Balls, or as I also like to call them, ‘Benjamin Buttons’ because they’re so high in green tea anti-oxidants they may just send your biological age into reverse.
- 1 cup of almonds
- 1 cup of cashews
- 1 cup of dates
- 1 heaped tbsp (30 grams) of coconut butter
- 1 tablespoon of matcha powder
- 1 tablespoon of desiccated coconut
- ¼ cup of desiccated coconut
- 2 tsp of matcha powder
- Make the coating first. Add the desiccated coconut and matcha powder into your processor and blend until you have a fine powder. Pour the coating into a bowl and put aside while you make your mixture.
- Add all the mixture ingredients into your processor and process for at least 1 minute until it starts to stick together. Place your mixture in the fridge for half an hour.
- Remove mixture and roll into balls to whatever size floats your boat.
- Roll the balls in the coating
- You’re done! Place in the fridge until ready to enjoy.