Cross Train and Matcha Green Tea Brownies

by Joanne on March 30, 2014

After waking up with my right foot still not feeling 100%, I decided a day of cross training might not hurt my Boston training.  Since I knew the mental reward wouldn’t be there in comparison to the feeling after a good run, I decided to get another kind of satisfaction:  the enjoyment of a good old musical.  Gigi.

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After I came back from walking the dogs, I grabbed my tablet, head phones and got on the elliptical then played one of my all time favorite movies.

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After 85 minutes, the movie was still going so I worked with some weights while waiting for it to finish…. and wishing it never would since I wanted to keep watching and watching and watching.

Do you have a favorite movie you could watch over and over and still wish it would never end?

After the movie, I made brownies greenies with Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder.  The recipe is unique, blending melted WHITE chocolate with butter, a little sugar, very little flour, some over ripe bananas, and the key ingredient:  Organics Matcha Green Tea Powder by Kiss Me Organics.

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Here are some of the benefits, expanded on from what you see above:

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I very often tell you about products I use. I don’t very often INSIST you try them yourselves.  This time, THIS product, I am insisting.  AND…when you get your Matcha from Kiss Me Organics, try this recipe.

Organic Matcha Green Tea Walnut Greenies Brownies

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Makes an 8 x 8 pan.

  • 7 oz white chocolate
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 over ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cups flour
  • 6 tsp Matcha Green Tea Powder *Try the recipe with 4 tsps. first. The next time (I know you’ll make this recipe again) try adding more.
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • powdered sugar to top the finished brownie

Preheat oven to 300 F.  *This is a lower temperature baked product.

Spray an 8 x 8 pan with non stick baking spray.

In a saucepan, heat the white chocolate and butter to melt slowly.  Remove from heat and whisk in sugar.  Allow to cool to room temperature.

Whisk the eggs and the bananas.  Now whisk in the white chocolate-butter mix.

In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, Matcha, and salt.  Slowly add the dry mix to the white chocolate –egg mix.  Now stir in the nuts.

Turn into the prepared 8 x 8 pan. Bake for 40 minutes. Check with a knife in the middle to make sure they are set. The knife should pull out clean.

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When cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve and ENJOY!

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Some other delicious recipes I’m anxious to try with Matcha Green Tea Powder:

Matcha Butter Cookies, Match Morning Pancakes, Tomato Basil & MATCHA Pizza (for the pizza, the Matcha is combined with the herb mixture), and I’m going to make a Matcha topped Haddock dinner tonight.  Just can’t get too much-a-Matcha Open-mouthed smile

What healthy product have you tried lately?

Joanne

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6 Comments

  • At 2014.03.31 07:51, Heather said:

    Newsies is my most favorite movie of all time. I could watch it over and over and over!!
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    • At 2014.04.03 16:14, Joanne said:

      Never heard of Newsies. I’ll have to check it out. Thanks.

    • At 2014.03.31 15:58, ATasteOfMadness said:

      I am totally making this. I bought some matcha a while back, and am always looking for delicious recipes for it. This looks great!
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      • At 2014.04.03 16:14, Joanne said:

        These were really good but I think I’d cut down on the Matcha just a tad. It has a storng herb taste.

      • At 2014.04.02 09:56, Ali @ Peaches and Football said:

        Ok, I am completely weirded out by green food like this. It’s the same reason I can’t handle green smoothie drinks. I wonder if I could just add cocoa powder into the brownie mix so it would be brown and therefore edible to me? 🙂

        What does matcha taste like? I bought a big bag of maca powder and tried putting just a bit in smoothies and it completely overpowered everything. Is this more mild? Are they similar products? I’m intrigued!!!
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        • At 2014.04.03 16:16, Joanne said:

          If you add a little less Matcha, the end result won’t be as herby/green tea tasting, maybe not as green.

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