I’m thrilled to be sharing this protein ball recipe that I made in collaboration with Allie, a Certified Holistic Nutritionist here in Toronto. We are both fans of matcha and simple homemade healthy snacks. When we got talking about doing some recipes together, this was the first one we came up with!
Matcha Coconut Protein Balls are free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar, but absolutely packed with easy-to-digest energy along with antioxidants, fiber, healthy fats, and protein. They are great for snack time or breakfast on-the-go. And they are super simple to make in the food processor or blender, with no baking required.
Matcha is made by grinding high quality nutrient-rich green tea leaves into a fine powder. It has a beautiful green color and a unique, complex taste with a balance of naturally sweet, malty, bitter and earthy vegetal notes. It is packed with anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, disease-fighting phytochemicals including the subgroup of antioxidants called catechins. One particular catechin, EGCg, is widely recognized for its anti-cancer properties. Matcha is also used to induce a sense of calm while simultaneously boosting energy, concentration, memory, and metabolism.
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