It's important to have a balanced approach with your diet and from time to time we all enjoy a treat, so we created these matcha and cashew cookies for our best-selling cookbook Mindful Chef: Eat Well, Live Better.

Our delicious cookies are packed with health-boosting superfoods and are so easy to make. Matcha is a Japanese green tea that uses the whole leaf ground into a fine powder and contains much higher levels of antioxidant than other green teas. We've combines it with creamy cashew butter, a great source of protein, minerals and vitamin C. When buying nut butters, check the ingredients to make sure that there are no added oils - the best quality nut butters are made solely of nuts.

Matcha & Cashew Cookies

Makes 10

  • 270g crunchy cashew nut butter
  • 100g coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp matcha powder
  • 40g cashew nuts, roughly chopped

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C

  2. Put the cashew nut butter, coconut palm sugar and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and mix together until combined, then beat in the egg to form a dough. Add the matcha powder and stir well, then stir in the chopped cashew nuts.

  3. Form the cookie dough into 10 balls and place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

  4. Flatten the balls with the palm of your hand to form a cookie shape (they will expand a bit when cooking).

  5. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Leave to cool for a few minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool and enjoy!