Matcha Collagen Coconut Bites
The amount of balls this recipe made vs how many actually made it the picture is embarrassing - but also - I was quite content with my dinner full of matcha and coconut.
If you would like to experience the same feeling of pure creamy matcha bliss - whip these little bites up!
A little bit of matcha info - because it is just too good not to share!
M A T C H A 1 0 1
Green Tea that is grown and harvested differently than regular green tea
Bushes are shaded before harvesting to stimulate chlorophyll levels & caffeine content
Higher amino acid content & antioxidants than regular green tea
Stone Ground into fine powder
Whole leaf powder is consumed rather than water infused with tea leaves
So, that is the gist of it -- but whyyy should one consider consuming it?? Here are a few reasons!
GREAT source of L-Theanine - this helps with mental alertness and relaxation - so you can get things done while also staying calm! #rarefind
1 cup of matcha contains 10 times the amount of antioxidants in your typical green tea - which is quite impressive considering green tea is known for its antioxidant properties!
There are 60 mg of caffeine per serving ~ this is roughly half the amount of caffeine in your typical cup of Joe - therefore not putting as much stress on your adrenals!
As for where to get your own, I suggest looking into sourcing and quality. For many reasons, I always trust my pals at Vital Proteins with the products they sell so I get my matcha from them! It is also nice because they have Matcha Collagen .. meaning you get two powerhouses in one!
Click THESE WORDS to get some Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen of your own!!
So, as for actually making your matcha - there are countless possibilities!
My most recent favorite is in 1 cup warm almond milk + 1 tsp coconut butter + dash of cinnamon + 1 scoop of the Matcha Collagen. Once warm, I use my hand whisk to mix it all up for happiness that lasts for the next 20 seconds until the sadness of an empty cup occurs.
If you want a really good recipe with matcha, head to my girl, Abigail's page! Click THESE WORDS for her recipe!
So.. for the actual reason you are here :
Matcha Collagen Coconut Bites
1 cup leftover coconut almond pulp
1/2 cup sprouted sunflower seeds and pepitas - By: Go Raw
Handful of brazil nuts for that selenium (probably about 8 - 10)
1/2 cup softened coconut butter - By: Artisana Organics
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes - By: Bob's Red Mill
2 tbsp local raw honey (can use more of you like it sweeter)
2 scoops Matcha Collagen - By: Vital Proteins
+ 2 tsp maca powder - By: Navitas Organics
2 tsp vanilla and shakes of cinnamon to your hearts desire. Both By: Frontier Co-Op
About 1/4 cup homemade coconut almond milk - made from the pulp (just trying to be green // waste free!)
Throw it all in a food processor and go! I used about 1/4 cup of my almond coconut milk to get it started mixing. Start by adding a little at a time as you go. Form into balls then top with all of your favorites!!
I used more shredded coconut + hemp seeds + matcha powder + cacao nibs!
Have fun with creating your own matcha recipes!!