Date and green tea oat bars

Date and green tea oat bars

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From
The Medicinal Chef: Healthy Every Day
Makes
18
Photographer
Martin Poole

Green tea, or matcha, seems to be popping up everywhere these days. It’s not cheap, but it’s great for occasional use, and of course you can always leave it out. Its antioxidant properties make it an awesome mid-afternoon energy boost, or even a pre-workout snack. These bars are basically a raw flapjack.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons goji berries
120g pitted dates
1 heaped tablespoon matcha green tea powder
300g porridge oats

Method

  1. Melt the coconut oil gently in a pan over a low heat. Put the melted oil, goji berries and dates in a food processor and blend to a purée.
  2. Stir the matcha and oats into the purée and mix well to combine.
  3. Transfer to a 25 cm square baking tin, pressing down well with the back of a spoon. Refrigerate until set. Once completely set, cut into bars.

Good for:

  • Fat metabolism, digestive health, antioxidant boost

Star ingredient:

  • Green tea is a real powerhouse ingredient: it’s well documented for having a very high level of antioxidant polyphenols, and it’s even thought to help enhance fat burning in some situations by encouraging the body to use fats as energy rather than storing them. It’s packed with magnesium, vitamins and a host of phytochemical goodies.
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