Matcha Protein Power Balls

Are you a matcha fan?  I've recently been incorporating matcha into my life more.  In my coffee, or alone in a latte or when I bake.  Matcha has many benefits.  Here are a few: 

1. It is high in antioxidants with fighting against the effects of UV radiation, so it helps with our skin health.  And has Catechin, EGCg,  a specific antioxidant that fights against cancer.  

2. Provides an ample amount of energy because of the caffeine present and can last for up to 6 hours!!  This is because of the L-Theanine component you can find within Matcha itself.

3.  Improves Cholesterol 

One thing to note about Matcha, make sure you buy a quality grade, this is key into getting all the positive benefits from matcha.  I'm pretty fond of Matchaeologist, due to the quality of the brand, and the information it products to help educate others on how to use matcha.  This company also provides matcha that is specifically for culinary and ceremonial usages.

I recently made Matcha balls that are high in protein from the nuts without the over powering taste of matcha.  Even Miles Davis wanted a bite of these Matcha balls. 

 

 

Matcha Protein Power Balls  1/2 C peanuts + hazelnuts 1 tbsp peanut butter 1 tsp Matcha (I used  Matchaeologist  Midori) 2 Medjool dates  Optional Dressing:  1/2 tsp matcha 2 tbsp  melted coconut butter (I used  Eating Evolved )  Place all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse it, so the nuts are coarsely ground up.  Either use a scooper, cookie scooper, or spoon and roll it up into a ball and place it into the refrigerator.  To make the dressing, mix the two items together and pour it over your matcha balls

Matcha Protein Power Balls

1/2 C peanuts + hazelnuts
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp Matcha (I used Matchaeologist Midori)
2 Medjool dates

Optional Dressing: 
1/2 tsp matcha
2 tbsp  melted coconut butter (I used Eating Evolved)

Place all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse it, so the nuts are coarsely ground up.  Either use a scooper, cookie scooper, or spoon and roll it up into a ball and place it into the refrigerator.  To make the dressing, mix the two items together and pour it over your matcha balls