If you’ve had your fair share of green beer yesterday - or knowing you guys green cold-pressed juice - chances are another green beverage may send you over the top.

I have been receiving messages from all of you lovelies this week asking for a SIMPLE St. Paddy’s Day recipe that IS NOT ANOTHER GREEN SMOOTHIE. After fooling around in the kitchen, I got lucky!

The result: Zain’s Vanilla Matcha Glazed Nuts

Haven’t been able to stop snackin’ on them since. 

If you’ve ever been curious about what awaits at the end of the rainbow…I’ll save you a trip. A pot of gold and a crockpot of these.

Ingredients:

1 Egg White

1/8 Cup Pure Matcha Powder – I use DavidsTea

3 Cups Mixed Nuts (Almond, Cashews, Hazelnuts, Walnuts, Pecans, Pistachios OR any other nut/seed of your choice)

2 Tsp Natural Vanilla

50-60 Drops Vanilla Creme Stevia

1/4 Cup Sucanat (blended)

1/8 Tsp Pink Himalyan Crystal Salt

11/2 Tbsp Coconut Butter

1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder OR 1/4 Cup Fat-Free Greek Yogurt (optional) *NOTE some protein powders do not work well when heated past a certain point. I use Interactive Whey Protein Isolate and add it toward the end of the cooking cycle and it seems to work really well

Grapeseed Oil Cooking Spray (to grease crockpot)

Directions for Crockpot Method:

1. Grease crockpot with cooking spray or coconut oil.

2. Combine all ingredients and toss together until nuts are well coated.

3. Cover crockpot and cook on high for 2 hours stirring every 20 minutes to prevent burning. Cook longer if any liquid remains.

4. When cooked, lay nuts out on a parchment paper-lined baking tray to fully cool. Store in airtight container.

For directions on how to make these in the oven, click here.




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