Recipe of the Week: Cocoa Matcha Protein Power Drops

It’s incredible how much power you can pack into one bite! Recently, I set out, scouring the web for the best, most nutrient-dense grab-and-go snack. After a lot of kitchen testing (and floor crumb licking from my trusted four-legged friend), I finally came up with a recipe for a protein ball I could be ultra proud of. This recipe blends a mixture of protein, healthy fats, and antioxidants without the chalkiness of some recipes. Matcha Green Tea Powder provides the knock-out antioxidant punch, coupled with mineral-dense cocoa. Chia seeds deliver another dose of antioxidants plus heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. The best part? They taste incredible (WARNING: they are so good, you’re going to want more than one!). The other great bonus is that you can refrigerate and freeze! This recipe is sure to be a new post-workout snack for you!

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients:

½ cup Smuckers Natural Peanut Butter (this is a great PB for taste and ingredient quality)

1TBSP Matcha Powder (you can find this in the tea section of the grocery store)

1 TBSP Cocoa Powder (my go-to powder is Divine Chocolate’s Cocoa Powder)

1 TBSP Chia Seeds

6 TBSP honey

1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (I really like Beverly International’s UMP. This is a solid company with a verified ingredient profile).

Directions:

  • In a food processor, add all ingredients and mix until smooth
  • Using a small ice cream scoop or melon baller, scoop into 1 ½ inch balls
  • Enjoy!

Note: These are great straight out of the processor, but even better refrigerated!

Nutrition (per serving):

Calories: 172

Fat: 8.8g

Carbs: 19g

Protein: 7g

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