I am primarily a coffee fan, but lately I've had an on-again, off-again flirtation with matcha. Loving the fact that energy balls are one of my favorite snack options, I was really happy to find this recipe that's easy to make, and packs a lot of nutrition into one little bite. These are simultaneously energizing, filling, and a great option for pre- or post-workout.
Less than 10 ingredients, 5 minutes to make in your food processor and you've got a snack that's packed with healthy fats, plant-based protein and natural sweetener.
MATCHA PROTEIN BALLS
3/4 cup raw cashews
1/4 cup shelled pistachios
10-12 medjool dates, pitted
2 tablespoons almond butter
2 teaspoons culinary grade matcha powder
1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional; sub water if desired)
1-2 tablespoons water (as needed)
Add nuts and dates to processor and process on high until finely ground. Add almond butter, protein powder and matcha and process again until a dough begins to form. If mixture is too dry, add maple syrup and/or water until the mixture comes together in a sticky dough. Form into balls to store in the refrigerator or freezer.