This month the Nibs & Greens Girls are back for a special St. Patricks Day Treat! These memory boosting, free radical fighting, protein powerhouses are absolutely delicious, as everyone on the Evolve staff can tell you! Best of all with all the allergies, intolerances, and dietary preferences in our office we all were able to snack on these little green guys!
Matcha Vanilla Protein Balls
This recipe serves two purposes: something green for St. Patrick’s Day and a healthy, fun, easy snack for the busy upcoming Spring! One of our favorite green food sources is matcha green tea and we love how easy it is to add to snacks for an energy and antioxidant boost, like in these yummy protein balls. For a tasty way to sneak in some plant-based protein, these Matcha Vanilla Protein Balls will definitely sustain your energy throughout the day.
Makes 22 balls
1 cup GF oats
1 cup almond butter
6 Tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup vanilla protein powder (we used VEGA Sport)
2 Tbsp. Matcha green tea
2 medjool dates, pitted
1/4 tsp. salt
In your food processor, grind the oats into a rough flour.
Add remaining ingredients and process to form a dough.
With a small cookie scoop, form 22 balls and place on a plate.
Place them in your fridge for about 30 minutes to harden before transferring them to a container. Store in your fridge and take a couple with you for your day!
We started Nibs & Greens with the hope of sharing our passion for healthy, fun food with people who are mindful about what they put in their bodies. Why Nibs and Greens? Because they’re two of our favorite ingredients! Also, they’re both extremely good for you, nutrient dense, and we often pair them together – lots of green smoothies! We created Nibs and Greens raw treats and cheesecakes as a way to directly connect with you and bring you our food creations. All of our recipes are plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, and many are raw. We take a lot of pride in what we eat and make sure to use organic and, if possible, local ingredients.
Want to learn more about these awesome ladies behind this recipe? Be sure to check out the Nibs & Greens Website to find where you can purchase their treats, and more recipes!
Thank you so much to Hallie and Reya from Nibs & Greens for creating this awesome St. Patrick’s Day recipe for us!
Laura C. Helms