Matcha protein balls
The first thing I did was make myself a cup of tea so that I could get an idea of the matcha 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 powder really shines is as a baking ingredient.
Have you got into the matcha craze? I’d love to know what you think of these matcha protein balls, so share your pics if you make them. I’m @wendyswaytohealth on Instagram.
Here’s the recipe
MATCHA PROTEIN BALLS
- 3 tbsp vanilla protein powder
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tbsp matcha powder
- ½ tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp water
- ¼ cup shredded coconut
- 4 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp rice malt syrup
- 1 tbsp coconut butter mixed with a little hot water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- sprinkle sea salt
- Line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Mix the chia seeds and water together in a small bowl and set aside for at least 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Place all dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix together.
- Add the almond butter, rice malt syrup and vanilla to the bowl and roughly combine.
- Put the coconut butter into a small bowl and blend with a little bit of hot water until runny and smooth.
- Add the coconut butter mixture 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 combined.
- Roll into small balls and place on baking tray.
- Set in the fridge for a few hours.
You can substitute honey or pure maple syrup for rice malt syrup.
Add some Goji berries or your favourite dried fruit for some extra texture.
**NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION IS ESTIMATED AND SHOULD ONLY BE USED AS A GUIDE.
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