If you’ve been living under a rock, head to Instagram and you’re guaranteed to see how many people are going green this Christmas. One of my favourite ‘green’ foods is finely milled green-tea leaves called matcha. Matcha has a beautiful, deep and earthy flavour with a sweetness right at the end.It is said this green beauty has one of the highest levels of antioxidants per serve compared with other super foods. Matcha provides a mellow caffeine boost without the crashes of its cousin coffee. Loaded with the amino L-Theanine, matcha is said to boost alertness yet also promote relaxation. It’s also packed with chlorophyll properties which may help with detoxification.It is possible to use this amazing green powder in everything from lattes to sweet treats. For those who screw their noses up and say it tastes like grass clippings, wait until you have tried it with chocolate. This raw cacao and matcha snow log is gluten-free, vegan and paleo-friendly. Ingredients for dark part of log:1 cup of steamed sweet potato or pumpkin4 fresh dates (pitted)1 tbsp coconut oil (soft/melted)1 tbsp maple syrup (or liquid sweetener of choice)2 tsp vanilla bean essence1 cup of desiccated coconut½ cup of almond meal2 scoops of chocolate plant-based protein (raw texture is best)2 tbsp raw organic cacao powder1 tsp psyllium husk½ tsp vanilla pinch of pink salt liquid as needed (use coconut water if you have a sweet tooth) Ingredients for green part of log:½ cup of steamed sweet potato or pumpkin 2 fresh dates (pitted)1 tsp coconut oil1 tsp vanilla bean essence1 cup of desiccated coconut2 scoops of vanilla plant-based protein (raw)1 tbsp of Being CoMatcha Powder Liquid as needed (use coconut water if you have a sweet tooth) Method:This recipe was first published on my Food Fitness Wellness blog.