Give your body a much-needed makeover with this superfood smash.
Looking for a healthy snack that’s packed full of things your body desperately needs? Sure you are—who isn’t?
Look no further: here for your pleasure are matcha protein balls!
These tasty little treats are absolutely packed with amazing antioxidants, and they’re simple and quick to make. They’ll also last for up to two weeks in your refrigerator, and they make the perfect “grab and go” snack. They’re light, but protein-rich and very satisfying.
Hint: You can also blend them with coconut water and frozen banana to whip up a healthy breakfast smoothie for a power punch.
Why exactly are these matcha balls so good for you? The ingredients couldn’t be better. The cold-pressed wheatgrass is rich in phytonutrients, B vitamins, amino acids, calcium and magnesium, and it also detoxifies your system. If you choose to use pumpkin seeds, they are high in zinc, which helps your nervous system fight against stress. Cashew nuts are a high-quality protein supplement for weight loss, and coconut is an anti-inflammatory that helps with your immune system. Vanilla helps relax the nervous system, and can enhance mental performance.
As for the matcha green tea powder, the benefits here are many. Matcha powder is an anti-ager, it helps with cancer prevention, it helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and it is also a weight-loss aid and an immunity booster.
These matcha protein balls are just the thing to help you recharge and repair the body and energize your mind.
Paleo Detox Protein Matcha Balls RecipePublished: 2016-09-02
- 7 ounces cashews or pistachios
- 2 tablespoons protein powder
- 1 teaspoon Epic Matcha green tea powder
- 1 teaspoon organic wheatgrass juice powder
- 3 1/2 ounces pumpkin seeds
- 2–3 tablespoons tahini
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- 3 1/2 ounces fresh pitted dates
- 3 1/2 ounces dried chopped pear
- 1 3/4 ounces desiccated coconut
- some water to mix
- Combine cashew nuts, protein powder, matcha powder, pumpkin seeds, coconut, and wheatgrass powder into a food processor.
- Process for a few seconds until the mix combines, but remains “chunky.”
- Add the dates and pears, and process until mixed through the nuts and seeds.
- Add vanilla bean, tahini, and a little water. Then process the mixture until combined and it begins to stick together.
- Roll into bite-sized balls, then roll in the coconut. Hint: For green-colored balls, add a little matcha powder to the coconut before rolling.
Yield 24 balls