Raw Cacao + Matcha Snow Log

Updated: May 11, 2018

Seeing a lot of green lately? If you have been living under a rock, head to instagram and you’re guaranteed to see how many people are going green.  Matcha has a beautiful, deep and earthy flavour with a sweetness right at the end. It is said that this green beauty has one of the highest levels of antioxidants per serve compared to other super foods. It provides a mellow caffeine boost without the crashes like its cousin coffee. Loaded with the amino L-Theanine, it has the ability to create alertness but also promote relaxation. Its also packed with chlorophyll properties which may help with detoxification. Now that you know the benefits of this amazing green powder you will be using it in everything from lattes to sweet treats. For those who screw their noses up and tell me it taste like grass clippings wait until you have tried it with chocolate. This log is gluten free, vegan and paleo friendly.

Ingredients for dark part of log:

1 cup of steamed sweet potato or pumpkin4 fresh dates (pitted)

1 tabs coconut oil (soft/melted)

1 tabs maple syrup (or liquid sweetener of choice)

2 tsp vanilla bean essence

1 cup of desiccated coconut

½ cup of almond meal

2 scoops of chocolate plant based protein (raw texture is best)

2 tabs raw organic cacao powder

1 tsp psyllium husk

½ tsp vanilla

pinch of pink salt

liquid as needed (use coconut water if you have a sweet tooth)

Ingredients for green part of log:

½ cup of steamed sweet potato or pumpkin

2 fresh dates (pitted)

1 tsp coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla bean essence

1 cup of desiccated coconut

2 scoops of vanilla plant based protein (raw)

1 tabs of Being Co Matcha Powder

liquid as needed (use coconut water if you have a sweet tooth) How to:

  • Using a high-speed blender add all ingredients except liquid (water) blend for 30 sec then slowly add in the liquid as needed. Continue liquid until a sticky doughy (playdoh) texture is formed

  • Remove mixture from blender and place in a bowl to one side

  • Blend the green part of the log the same way (as step 1)

  • Sprinkle extra cacao powder on a cutting board, halve the dark mixture and roll out flat about 2cm high.

  • Then use the entire green mixture and cover directly on the top of the dark mixture.

  • Add the remainder of the dark mixture to top and flatten.

  • You should now have a block ready to roll

  • Carefully roll into a log on top of cling wrap

  • Cover outside of log with coconut oil to hold, and then roll in shredded coconut, wrap log in cling wrap and put in freezer.

  • Freeze for 1-2 hours before slicing

  • Store in refrigerator (keeps for 7 days) or freezer for longer duration

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