Matcha is the ingredient that everyone is talking about these days. Used by Zen monks before meditation sessions, matcha has mind-sharpening properties and high concentrations of antioxidants, from ground green tea leaves. While some people have replaced coffee with a matcha drink, we created this delicious snack to combine its powers with the nourishing ones of coconut oil and raw cacao. These lovely-colored protein balls are loaded with minerals, antioxidants, and healthy fat to help your cells restore and regenerate, while also giving you a gentle boost of energy in the afternoon.Print
½ cup dried pitted dates, soaked in purified water for at least 30 minutes
2 tsp coconut oil
½ cup raw almonds
½ cup raw sunflower seeds
½ cup rolled oats
2 tsp raw cacao powder, plus extra for coating
2 tsp matcha powder
Add the drained pitted dates, raw cacao powder and coconut oil and pulse to incorporate.
Shape little balls from the mixture, then roll them over a plate topped with matcha powder and raw cacao powder, to obtain a beautiful coating.
Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.