18 January, 2018
Matcha Pistachio Truffles
Here’s another delicious recipe that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day. These yummy matcha truffles are raw, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and paleo-friendly.
They are made with some of my favorite healthy ingredients: matcha powder, pistachios, coconut, dark chocolate and cashew butter. However, the recipe is very flexible and it can be adjusted to your liking (or, to the preferences of the person with whom you are going to share these treats). You can use any type of nuts or nut butter. You can replace the nuts with desiccated coconut or vice versa. Also, you can use white chocolate instead of dark chocolate. It’s up to you!
I recently started using matcha or finely ground green tea in my desserts, and I still don’t put too much of it, because it can be quite overpowering. However, it is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Some of the benefits of consuming matcha include detoxification, energy, a boost of the immune system, and prevention of various diseases. It also gives your food a vibrant green color.
I decided not to cover all the truffles in chocolate and rolled a few in ground pistachios instead. I think this made them look prettier and more varied. I’m not going to lie, though: everybody at home liked the chocolate ones better. We just love chocolate, and what’s Valentine’s Day without it?
More Valentine’s Day Desserts
- Flourless Cherry Brownies For Valentine’s Day
- Raw Vegan Strawberry Coconut Truffles
- Melt-In-Your-Mouth Vegan White Chocolate Cranberry Hearts
If you like the recipe, share it with your friends and if you try making these delicious matcha pistachio truffles, please let me know how they turned out for you!