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Looking for a way to get your matcha fix in an easy, delicious way? These Matcha Energy Balls will totally hit the spot. Matcha blends together with coconut manna, collagen and honey to give you a snack that’s good for you and tastes super yummy.
Yup, that’s me, loving on these balls. Incidentally, making these totally brought to mind Alec Balwin’s famous Saturday Night Live skit. If you’ve never seen it, here you go. You’re welcome.
In seriousness, balls are just fun to say, and fun to make. Let’s take a closer look at what’s inside!
What You’ll Need to Make Matcha Energy Balls:
- Matcha: this unassuming green tea continues to occupy superstar status! I totally get why – not only is it the perfect alternative for those looking to break up with their daily coffee habit, it has an impressive list of benefits! Matcha provides more antioxidants than any other source, is known for decreasing inflammation, and offers a calm kind of energy. Although some brands can get very pricey, I do believe it is possible to get quality without spending a fortune!
- Collagen: it’s no secret how wonderful I think collagen is. From its ability to repair the gut, to strengthen hair and nails, collagen is hands down my favorite supplement to have and use. I also greatly appreciate the “clean” source of protein. What do I mean by that? Many protein powders contain soy protein isolate (SPI). Problems with soy aside, the process a soybean must go through to become powder involves caustic chemicals and high heat…not a great combination, if you ask me! Vital Proteins collagen is made using lower heat and no caustic chemicals. Our bodies are also designed to utilize the nutrients and benefits of collagen. These are all reasons why collagen is a smart source to include in our daily diets!
I appreciate Vital Proteins for their transparency and wonderful variety! Their collagen peptides are definitely a staple in my home. Because of my great love, I’ve found ways to include them in MANY recipes. From the very popular Savory Maple Sausage Breakfast Bars, to the cranberry sauce in this Pork Chops recipe, collagen’s versatility is just one more reason I love it so.
- TigerNut Flour: a wonderful source of prebiotic fiber, which helps improve digestion!
- Coconut Manna
- Coconut oil, refined
- Raw honey
- Carob powder (or sub cacao if not following AIP)
- sea salt
These Matcha Energy Balls are the perfect snack for on-the-go, or for getting over the late afternoon slump. You can make a big batch and freeze for future snacking. Just make sure to store these in the fridge – they will melt if the temps are warm!
Enjoy friends!! If you make this recipe, don’t forget to #letscreatethesweetlife! XOX
Matcha Energy Balls (AIP / Paleo)
These balls are made special with a combination of matcha, collagen, coconut and tigernut flour! Easy to make, they're not only totally delicious but so good for you!
- 2 Tablespoon coconut oil, refined, softened Note: if oil and manna are not soft, I like placing them in warm water baths for about 10 minutes to do so!
- 3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoon coconut manna, softened
- 3 Tablespoon collagen peptides
- 1 Tablespoon matcha
- 1/4 cup tigernut flour
- 1 tsp honey optional
- pinch sea salt
- 2 Tablespoon coconut oil, refined, melted
- 1 Tablespoon carob powder sub cacao if not following AIP)
Place all ingredients except for those underneath "Chocolate" Coating in medium bowl. Mix well.
Roll into balls (makes 10-12) and place on a parchment lined baking pan. Put into freezer to harden for about 5 minutes.
While you wait, make the coating by mixing melted coconut oil and carob powder together.
Remove balls from freezer and, one at a time, dip into mixture until all sides are well-coated. Return to baking pan and place in freezer for another few minutes, to harden. Store in fridge. For best texture and flavor, allow to soften at room temp for a minute or so before enjoying.