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MATCHA CASHEW COCONUT PROTEIN BALLS

My 3 kids love to test my recipes.  This is a photo of some Matcha Cashew Coconut Protein Balls my eldest made himself.

My 3 kids love to test my recipes. This is a photo of some Matcha Cashew Coconut Protein Balls my eldest made himself.

We are big matcha fans at my house.  So when my 3 chicklets suggested that I create a matcha bliss ball, I was all over it!  They love to test my recipes, so this is a pic of some my eldest made himself.

These tasty little no-bake snacks are loaded with easy-to-digest energy as well as healthy fats, fibre, protein and antioxidants galore.

Matcha is made by grinding high quality nutrient-rich green tea leaves into a fine powder.  It contains amazing phytochemicals that are believed to help:

  • reduce inflammation

  • fight against diseases including cancer

  • detoxify the body of heavy metals and other harmful chemicals

  • improve memory and concentration

  • induce a sense of calm

  • improve immune function

  • boost energy

  • increase metabolism and support healthy weight loss

Pretty darn good for something that also happens to taste great!

Ingredients for 12 balls:

  • 3/4 cup roasted unsalted cashews

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut

  • 1/4 cup shelled hemp seeds OR Nuzest Clean Lean natural or vanilla protein powder

  • 2 Tbsp Further Food collagen peptides (omit for vegan)

  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds

  • 1 Tbsp high-grade matcha powder

  • 10 to 12 pitted Medjool dates

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract (optional)

  • optional: additional shredded coconut and/or matcha powder for rolling

Directions:

  1. Put cashews, coconut, hemp seeds or protein powder, collagen peptides, and chia seeds into food processor or blender container. Blend until well-chopped.

  2. Add matcha and pulse blend a couple of times to mix.

  3. Add the dates and vanilla. Blend until a uniform paste is created, scraping the sides and bottom with a rubber spatula as needed.

  4. Scrape mixture onto a plate or parchment paper and roll into 12 balls. Once the balls are formed, roll in shredded coconut and/or matcha as desired.

Matcha Cashew Coconut Protein Balls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for a week, or the freezer for up to 2 months.