Comin’ atchya with my first blog post from Denver, CO. The last couple months have been quite a blur, so it feels good to be back in my kitchen and groovin with the blog again! In classic fashion, I figured that the first recipe I should whip up in my kitchen was energy balls. Few things warm my soul the way energy balls do.
As many of you know, I am a total coffeeholic. So much so that I rarely choose caffeinated tea at the expense of selecting a glorious cup of joe. BUT I do love the taste of matcha. It has an incredibly unique flavor and the color is absolutely captivating – it’s a full sensory experience. I’m one of those weirdos who likes matcha flavored things, yet rarely actually orders a matcha tea latte, so naturally I figured I should put it in a little ball of goodness, paired with ginger.
One friendly little heads up… make sure you purchase a pure matcha green tea powder at the store, like the one below (which I loved btw because it came in cute little packets that keep the powder fresh, especially if you don’t use much matcha). On my first round of crafting this recipe I tried using a matcha tea latte mix… no go… don’t even waste your time. The flavor of the matcha is cut with powdered creamer and sweetener in these mixes so go for the straight-up stuff. It’s more expensive but you won’t need as much and it creates the perfect flavor in these balls!
I can’t wait for you guys to try these – they are so darn simple with only six ingredients and to quote a friend who tried them, “it’s just the right amount of ginger.” So I guess you’ll have to judge that for yourself! And remember to share your creations on social media and tag @fitfeedbyreed 🙂 Happy matcha-ing!
- 1 cup roasted & salted cashews
- 1 cup pitted Medjool dates (~10)
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 1/2 tsp ginger powder
- 4 tsp matcha green tea powder
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Grind cashews into a nut flour in the food processor.
Add all additional ingredients (except the shredded coconut) and blend until a doughy ball forms.
Make golf-ball sized energy bites and roll them in the shredded coconut.
Store in the refrigerator!
114 cals ~ 6g fat ~ 14g carb ~ 2g protein
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