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Coco-Matcha Truffles (Coconut, Chocolate and Matcha Truffles)

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Gooey Coconut Matcha Truffles that melt in your mouth. They are the best combination of coconut, chocolate and matcha tea you’ll ever eat. The recipe is also great for vegan and dairy free diets.

These Coco-Matcha Truffles are so good. They little coconut, chocolate and matcha clouds just melt in your mouth. They are decadent and are so easy to make. You get your hands a little dirty rolling the dough but you don’t even have to turn on the oven!

Gooey Coconut Matcha Truffles that melt in your mouth. They are the best combination of coconut, chocolate and matcha tea you’ll ever eat. The recipe is also great for vegan and dairy free diets.

Our niece came to stay with us for the week before New Years and she loves to cook and bake with me. I decided to save all my baking so that she that we could do it together. We tried a few different cookie recipes but this Coco-Matcha Truffle recipe stood out. Actually, once we made this recipe no one wanted anything else. We ended up making this recipe three times that week. Seriously, my husband made a desperate coconut cookie run on New Year’s Day, before the stores closed, as we realized that we ran out of truffles. It was actually a ridiculous scene. We had three people frantically calling grocery stores to see who was still open. We scrambled and had more truffles within the hour. They’re that good.

Gooey Coconut Matcha Truffles that melt in your mouth. They are the best combination of coconut, chocolate and matcha tea you’ll ever eat. The recipe is also great for vegan and dairy free diets.Gooey Coconut Matcha Truffles that melt in your mouth. They are the best combination of coconut, chocolate and matcha tea you’ll ever eat. The recipe is also great for vegan and dairy free diets.

Coco-Matcha Truffles
 
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Gooey Coconut Matcha Truffles that melt in your mouth. They are the best combination of coconut, chocolate and matcha tea you’ll ever eat. The recipe is also great for vegan and dairy free diets.
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Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies
Cuisine: American, International
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar plus ¼ cup for dusting
  • 2 teaspoons Matcha Powder, divided
  • 2 cups Coconut Cookies (I used Trader Joe’s Coconut Cookies), finely ground
  • ¼ cup Cocoa Powder
  • ½ cup Coconut Milk
Instructions
  1. Mix ¼ cup of powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon match powder
  2. Mix the coconut cookies, cocoa, coconut milk, 1 teaspoon matcha powder and powdered sugar of the ingredients in a medium size bowl.
  3. When the dough is fully mixed and slightly sticky, roll into balls.
  4. Roll the balls in the powdered sugar mixture.
  5. Chill for about 1 hour before serving.
Notes
If you prefer, you can make these cookies in advance and then freeze. To freeze, place balls on a tray in the freezer. After about 1 hour, remove from the freezer, wrap individually or in small batches in plastic wrap, then aluminum foil and then place back in the freezer. When you are ready to serve, thaw in the refrigerator for a few hours.

Also, if you want to keep these cookies vegan or dairy free, make sure that the cookies that you use do not contain any meat or dairy products.

If you can’t find coconut cookies, then Nila Wafers are a great substitute. Just keep in mind that they will alter the flavor somewhat. It was taste less like coconut and more like vanilla.

Gooey Coconut Matcha Truffles that melt in your mouth. They are the best combination of coconut, chocolate and matcha tea you’ll ever eat. The recipe is also great for vegan and dairy free diets.Gooey Coconut Matcha Truffles that melt in your mouth. They are the best combination of coconut, chocolate and matcha tea you’ll ever eat. The recipe is also great for vegan and dairy free diets.
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Gooey Coconut Matcha Truffles that melt in your mouth. They are the best combination of coconut, chocolate and matcha tea you’ll ever eat. The recipe is also great for vegan and dairy free diets.

Persimmon Chai Smoothie

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This recipe for Persimmon Chai Smoothie use uses only a few ingredients to create a healthy and delicious drink. Persimmons have a rather short season so take advantage and blend this seasonal smoothie. This drink is vegan and paleo/AIP.

Unsweetened ice tea is one of my favorite drinks. I keep it chilled in the refrigerator so that I can sip on it all day. I like the spiciness of Chai during the winter. It has tons of winter spices like cinnamon and star anise so it goes really well in this Persimmon Chai Smoothie alongside bananas, persimmons and maple syrup.

This recipe for Persimmon Chai Smoothie use uses only a few ingredients to create a healthy and delicious drink. Persimmons have a rather short season so take advantage and blend this seasonal smoothie. This drink is vegan and paleo/AIP.

We drink a lot of smoothies around here so I keep frozen bananas in the freezer. If you’re anything like me than the prep is really simple for this smoothie. You just pull the frozen bananas out of the freezer and the cold tea from the fridge. All you really need is a ripe Fuyu persimmon and you’re good to go. This smoothie couldn’t be much easier.

This recipe for Persimmon Chai Smoothie use uses only a few ingredients to create a healthy and delicious drink. Persimmons have a rather short season so take advantage and blend this seasonal smoothie. This drink is vegan and paleo/AIP.

I talk about freezing fruit for smoothies in my Skillshare class called ‘How to Make Healthy and Delicious Smoothies.’ If you’re looking for more information about making smoothies and new recipes, you can find it over at Skillshare.

This recipe for Persimmon Chai Smoothie use uses only a few ingredients to create a healthy and delicious drink. Persimmons have a rather short season so take advantage and blend this seasonal smoothie. This drink is vegan and paleo/AIP.

I used my trusty Vitamix blender for this recipe. I’ve actually been using the blender for lot more than just smoothies. I’ve used in for my Slow Cooker Applesauce, Vegan Basil Pesto, Spicy Persimmon Sparkler and all the baby food I’ve been making. It’s a wonderful blender and highly recommend it.

This recipe for Persimmon Chai Smoothie use uses only a few ingredients to create a healthy and delicious drink. Persimmons have a rather short season so take advantage and blend this seasonal smoothie. This drink is vegan and paleo/AIP.

Persimmon Chai Smoothie
 
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This recipe for Persimmon Chai Smoothie use uses only a few ingredients to create a healthy and delicious drink. Persimmons have a rather short season so take advantage and blend this seasonal smoothie. This drink is vegan and paleo/AIP.
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Recipe type: Drink
Cuisine: American, International
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 Bananas, chopped and frozen
  • ½ cup strong Chai Tea (I used 1 teabags for ½ cup of water), chilled
  • 1 Fuyu Persimmon, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Maple Syrup
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in the blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately.
Notes
If you have frozen bananas and chilled chai tea ready to go then your prep time will only be 10 minutes.

This recipe for Persimmon Chai Smoothie use uses only a few ingredients to create a healthy and delicious drink. Persimmons have a rather short season so take advantage and blend this seasonal smoothie. This drink is vegan and paleo/AIP.
If you like this recipe, be sure to share it on Pinterest or leave a comment below!

 

 

This recipe for Persimmon Chai Smoothie use uses only a few ingredients to create a healthy and delicious drink. Persimmons have a rather short season so take advantage and blend this seasonal smoothie. This drink is vegan and paleo/AIP.