Brazilian Bliss Bites – Triple Green Goodness


 Grown-Up Cookies – Raw, Vegan and Gluten-free

Inspired by the award-winning pistachio butter from Living Tree Community, my favorite online source, I made a simple recipe that has a very adult appeal  for my mind-morning tea break.

Starting with a batch of rich Brazil Nut Milk, loaded with cell-repairing selenium, I added the sensational pistachio butter and decided to build on the “green-theme” by adding powdered greens and anti-oxidant rich green tea matcha powder.

I tried a variety of shapes, including cookies, treat balls and even a large scone but found that I preferred the cookies, which became a bit “crispier” in the dehydrator.

One of my favorite things to do in creating recipes is to sneak some green in — something I call “invisible nutrition” or Creative Green-ing.  Powdered greens can be expensive, so here’s an easy solution:  When you have a lot of extra kale or collard greens, wash and dry them well and remove the rib.  Dehydrate them at 105 degrees for 24 hours, then turn into a powder in your blender or food processor.  I store mine in a glass mason jar in the freezer and sometimes I mix in a couple of probiotic capsules.

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Triple Green Brazilian Bliss Bites

Makes 9-12

Mash made from 3 cups of Brazil nut milk
2-3 TB. of the milk to moisten
1/4 cup Living Tree pistachio nut butter
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1 TB. powdered greens
1-2 TB. powdered green tea (Matcha)
1 tsp. vanilla powder or extract
pinch of sea salt
Optional:  Pistachio meats for decoration

Directions:  Mix all ingredients in a bowl (see video below).  The cookies will become darker and greener with dehydration so add sparingly and taste a pinch to test flavor.  Shape into cookies or treat balls or scones and decorate with pistachio meats.  Dehydrate on parchment paper-covered screen for about 3 hours @ 105 degrees , then transfer to screen for 2 more hours.  You can also make these in a low temperature oven.

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