If you’re looking for a healthy protein snack these are perfect little bites. I was thrilled to get a packet of Matcha Green Powder from The Protein Works.  I am a massive fan of matcha green tea – it contains 10 times the amount of antioxidants than regular green tea so is fabulous for a real health kick. I have also added their chocolate protein powder too. One scoop (30g) contains over 22g protein so these little bites not only satisfy those chocolate cravings but are perfect for a post workout muscle boost and will help to stabilise blood sugar too. If you can’t tolerate whey then use the Vega chocolate protein powder – its absolutely delicious. My children adore these snacks and have requested another batch already.

Matcha Chocolate Protein Bites

Overview

Difficulty – Easy

Time – 15 minutes preparation time

Makes 12 bites


What’s good about it?

Matcha green tea is packed with antioxidants including catechins particularly epigallocatechin gallate known for its potent cancer-fighting properties. Matcha powder is so much more potent than using green tea infusion. In fact one serving of matcha is the nutritional equivalent of 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea from tea bags. Matcha is great for supporting healthy body composition and various studies suggest it can boost metabolism and burn fat. It’s also loaded with L theanine which helps boost alpha waves in the brain promoting focus and concentration.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Simply place all the ingredients in a food processor and process to form a soft dough.
  2. Roll the dough into small walnut size balls then dust in a little matcha green tea powder or raw cacao powder
  3. Store in the fridge and enjoy

Did you Know?

Instead of dried cherries or goji berries you can use soft dates instead. You can use matcha powder is a wide range of recipes – why not try our matcha green tea bread, add to a green smoothie or even to home made pesto

INGREDIENTS

115g /4oz ½ cup cashew nut butter

60g xylitol

1tsp matcha green tea powder

pinch of sea salt

2tbsp raw cacao powder

60g melted cacao butter or coconut oil

1tbsp lemon juice

zest of 1 lemon

30g chocolate protein powder

60g dried cherries or goji berries soaked in warm water for 15 min then drained

½ tsp. vanilla extract

To dust – matcha green tea powder, raw cacao powder, chopped nuts