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Benefits of Matcha are (source)
- Packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg
- Boosts metabolism and burns calories
- Detoxifies effectively and naturally
- Calms and relaxes
- Enhances mood and aids in concentration
- Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
- Fights against viruses and bacteria
- Rich in fiber
- Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
- Does not raise insulin levels
Matcha is a weight-loss superfood. It has an earthy taste. You can add it to drinks, smoothies, salads, or any food actually. As well, you can mix the fine powder is easily into a plethora of recipes adding nutrients and flavor.
Butter Energy Balls
I recently put together a collection of 16 Delicious Homemade Energy Bars and was inspired to work Matcha into energy, granola type recipe that’s also full of peanut
My hunch was right! Matcha Peanut
Matcha Green Tea Energy Balls
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- 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 and 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 tablespoon Matcha
- 1/2 tablespoon ground flax seed
- 1/4 cup peanuts crushed or chopped slightly
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- In a small saucepan on medium-low heat, melt peanut butter, honey and coconut oil stirring constantly until the mixture is combined completely.
- In a bowl, combine oats, Matcha, flaxseed, peanuts, chocolate chips, and chia seeds.
- Pour peanut butter mixture into oat mixture and combine.
- Using a spring-release scoop, form balls out of the mixture.
- Roll in cocoa powder.
- Store in an air-tight container up to 1 week.