Matcha Almond Energy Balls

Good Monday morning Food Athletes! 

Try this fast and easy recipe to kick-start your week. These Almond Date (and a bunch of other amazing stuff) Matcha Balls are filled with all your dense nutrient needs, essential antioxidants and most definitely flavor so you actually can enjoy eating healthy.

Each bite contains massive health benefits:

  • Fiber
  • Healthy Fats
  • Naturally sweetened
  • Energy via Matcha
  • Protein
  • Antioxidants

 

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Matcha Almond Energy Balls

1 Cup Raw Almonds
1 Cup Soaked & Pitted Dates
2-3 Teaspoons Matcha Powder
1 Tablespoon Coconut Butter
1/4 Cup Shredded Coconut
1 Teaspoon Coconut Oil- melted
Shredded Coconut for rolling
Matcha Powder for rolling

First, mix almonds and dates in a food processor. You may have to do this in a few small batches depending on your mixer. I do not mind having some bigger pieces of almonds in the balls for a crunchy bite, so mix to your desired consistency. 
Add remaining ingredients. 
Roll into balls. Mix the reserved shredded coconut and matcha powder. If you mix in the blender, the coconut will turn a vibrant green, FYI. Roll in powder first then the coconut as an alternate way to coat the balls.   You should have at least 12 from this batch. 
Keep in the fridge or preserve for longer in the freezer. 

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Food Athletes, I know navigating through this twisty-turny world of health can be confusing, but it does not have to be. So today, this minute, Monday, the beginning of your week, take a moment to remind yourself why you love your body and want to give yourself the nourishment you deserve.

You got this! Happy Monday!

Be Happy, Be Healthy, Love Your Body,

xo Jessi (Your Food Athlete Cheerleader) xo