Superfood Matcha Maca Collagen Energy Balls

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I’m not usually one to brag, but you’ve got to try these energy balls. I named them “SFG” for “Super Food / Super Feel-Good” …because they do make you feel good ;). They are loaded with our favorite super foods, including green tea, grass fed collagen, coconut, flax + chia seeds, and maca! There is 21 mg of caffeine per ball.

WHY COLLAGEN PEPTIDES?

Have you been hearing more and more about collagen peptides, but not exactly sure what the heck they are?

I came across them about 9 months ago on Instagram. I read that they can help with / heal leaky gut (among other things). I believe in food as medicine, so it didn’t take me long to purchase + try them.

The benefits are endless, but here are a few things they can help you with:

I honestly attribute a lot of my healing process to collagen peptides. As my previous blog mentions, I use 1-2 scoops a day. One in my morning matcha latte, and maybe one more in an afternoon smoothie, homemade Acai bowl, or a dinner dish. I also follow a AIP diet most of the time (if not AIP, then just Paleo), so that has also assisted in healing my leaky gut.

My skin is as clear as ever (No lie!). I had adult acne and imperfections. I now feel 100% fine walking out of the house with just moisturizer on my face… I never ever thought I would be one of those girls.

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

Since matcha's made from high quality, it's a more potent source of nutrients than steeped tea leaves. With it's antioxidant rich properties, from polyphenols and EGCG it has been tired to fight against blood pressure reduction, blood sugar regulation, cancer and heart disease. Chia seeds contain a great source of soluable fiber, which is helpful for lowering LDL 'bad' cholesterol.' Specifically, with 10 g of fiber in each 2 tablespoon serving, you can't beat that! In addition, chia seeds are rich in protein, calcium, antioxidants and omega 3s. They are one of the richest plant based sources of alpha linoleic acid, aiding in the reduction of inflammation, high cholesterol, and enhancing cognitive performance.

By Nikki Nies, MS,RD, LD

Superfood Matcha Maca Collagen Energy Balls

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: n/a
  • Servings: 10

Ingredients

1 tablespoon Matcha Green Tea powder or MIndful Matcha
1 Scoop Further Food Collagen Peptides
3 1/2 tablespoons Almond flour
2 tablespoons Coconut oil
2 tablespoons Real Maple syrup
1 tablespoon Flax seed meal
1 teaspoon Chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon Maca powder (optional)
Handful of favorite nuts (I chose walnuts)

Instructions

  1. Throw everything together into a food processor (if you do not have a food processor, a blender would do just fine. If you do not have a blender, I suppose you can skip the nuts and mix by hand!)
  2. Form into whatever sized balls you please. Mine were about an inch in diameter and made 12 balls. Can make bigger for 10 balls.
  3. Put into fridge for 10 mins or until coconut oil becomes a bit harder to create a more sturdy snack.
  4. Pop in mouth and enjoy :)! Remember to keep in fridge so the coconut oil doesn’t accidentally become heated / separated.
Throw everything together into a food processor (if you do not have a food processor, a blender would do just fine. If you do not have a blender, I suppose you can skip the nuts and mix by hand!) Form into whatever sized balls you please. Mine were about an inch in diameter and made 12 balls. Can make bigger for 10 balls. Put into fridge for 10 mins or until coconut oil becomes a bit harder to create a more sturdy snack. Pop in mouth and enjoy :)! Remember to keep in fridge so the coconut oil doesn’t accidentally become heated / separated.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: Calories: 56; Total Fat: 4 g; Saturated Fat: 3 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 2 mg; Potassium: 16 mg; Carbohydrate: 4 g; Fiber: 1 g; Sugar: 2 g; Protein: 7 g

Nutrition Bonus:

Vitamin C: 0%; Vitamin A: 0%; Iron: 1%; Calcium: 1%

 

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