We can enjoy treats with whole food ingredients and quality nutrition knowing they have a benefit for our health – and give us the little sweet injection we might be craving. This five-ingredient matcha tahini slice ticks all those boxes. It’s a predominantly ‘fat’-based treat, albeit a healthy fat, which is exactly what our body needs for nudging away sugar cravings. The sesame in tahini is a rich source of calcium, coconut oil and cream are abundant in anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-microbial nutrients, while the matcha (green tea powder) is one of the richest sources of antioxidants we can get our hands on. Enjoy a piece, mindfully, with a cup of herbal tea.
Five-ingredient matcha tahini slice
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1/2 cup tahini
1 cup coconut cream
3 tablespoons maple syrup
3 teaspoons matcha powder
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
Pop all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until creamy. Pour into lined loaf tin and place in freezer to set for 6-8 hours. Store and serve direct from the freezer – storing and serving from freezer is an important element to this treat or it will melt fairly quickly and become more dough like in consistency than fudgey.
Sesame seeds and coconut flakes are used for styling but should you have them on hand, sprinkle on top and make it a seven-ingredient recipe!
Jacqueline Alwill is a qualified, practicing nutritionist, author of Seasons to Share and director at The Brown Paper Bag.