Well I finally got myself some Matcha powder to experiment with.
The first thing I did was make myself a cup of tea so that I could get an idea of the flavour.
As a hot drink, I think it tastes quite similar to the Japanese and Chinese Sencha’s that are my favourite green teas.
However, I think that where Matcha really shines is as a baking ingredient.
In this recipe, I’ve added Matcha to coconut flour and Vanilla Protein Powder for some super-powered protein balls!
- 3 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon matcha powder
- ½ tablespoon chia seeds, mixed with 2 tablespoons water*
- ¼ cup shredded coconut
- 4 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup
- 1 tablespoon coconut butter, mixed with a little hot water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- sprinkle of sea salt
- Line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Mix chia seeds and water together in a small bowl and set aside for at least 15 minutes (or until they form into a gel.
- Place all dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix together.
- Add almond butter, rice malt syrup and vanilla to the bowl and roughly combine.
- Put coconut butter into a small bowl and blend with a little bit of hot water until runny and smooth.
- Add coconut butter to the ball mixture.
- Using your hands, combine all ingredients to form a large ball and continue squeezing and kneading until they're all well mixed together.
- Roll into small balls and place on baking tray.
- Set in the fridge for a few hours.
- Chia seeds need to be made into a gel before adding to the mix.
- You can use melted coconut oil instead of coconut butter if you prefer.
- You can use your preferred sweetener instead of rice malt syrup.
- Add some Goji berries or your favourite dried fruit for some extra texture.
Don’t forget to pin this recipe for later!