So you have heard of Matcha. You know that it is some kind of mysterious green powder that goes into Starbucks drinks and lattes but what is Matcha really and what else can you do with it?
Matcha is a type of green tea that is made by finely grinding up the leaves of the green tea leaf into a fine powder. This tea powder is then mixed with water rather than steeping the leaves. The reason Matcha is so great is that by ingesting the powder your body gets all the vitamin and antioxidants from the tea leaves that it doesn't get when you simply steep the tea.
Another great way to reap the health benefits of Matcha powder is to use it in your baking! These raw, organic Matcha Energy Bites from The Whisking Witch are a perfect way to incorporate matcha into your diet in a fun and healthy way. Not only are these bites rich in protein, fibre and antioxidants, but they are also super quick to make!
For this recipe you will need:
*See full ingredient measurements at The Whisking Witch
Seeing as this recipe is raw it is super simple to make these energy bites. Once you have chopped your almonds and melted your coconut oil, combine your ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir well until your mixture becomes sticky.
Using your fingers, roll your mixture into small bite-sized balls. Be careful not to get matcha powder on your clothes as it will stain. If you find the mixture is too crumbly and does not stick together simply add a bit more coconut oil.
When your balls are ready, place them on a lined baking sheet and put them in the freezer for at least one hour to set. Now they are ready to eat! When you are eating these energy balls keep in mind that they are very high in protein and also contain a small amount of caffeine from the Matcha powder.
To store these energy bites, keep them in a sealed container the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to a month.