Had I written this in December, I would have entitled it “Matcha Balls, Matcha Balls”. But since it’s not, I didn’t.
I spent this past weekend hanging out with my two oldest children (who aren’t really children anymore), and my hubby and the Q-dog in the Twin Cities. My son is currently working at a high school in Minneapolis as part of the AmeriCorp program. My oldest daughter lives in RI and flew in for the weekend.
We spent the weekend hiking and eating!
I absolutely LOVE the Twin Cities food scene:
Donuts at Glam Doll.
A quick lunch at Whole Foods. (I think I am actually relieved that we don’t have a Whole Foods close by. This would be far too tempting.) Typically I’m not a fan of having my foods intermingle with each other. But for some reason, I have no issues piling things up at WF’s. Weird, I know.
Logan’s birthday dinner at Birchwood Cafe: Seasonal Veggies, Rice, and Marinated Tofu in a light citrusy sauce.
Stopped at Izzy’s Ice Cream for a birthday treat. Logan totally went for it. Go big, or go home, I guess. I, on the other hand, had grapefruit sorbet…soooo good, but not so picture worthy. Quinn had doggie ice cream, but ate it before I could snap a pix.
Sunday morning at French Meadow Bakery and Cafe meant a fancy soy latte.
Followed by a delicious vegan breakfast platter.
Before dropping Kristin off at the airport on Sunday afternoon, we made a trip to Trader Joe’s. I absolutely LOVE Trader Joe’s. Sadly, the nearest one is a hundred mile drive from where I live.
Look what I found!
I enjoy making matcha lattes! I’m not sure if it’s because of the cute little bamboo whisk or not.
And now for the coincidence part. On our way home, in attempt to divert my feelings of sadness (I hate goodbyes), I took to social media.
And guess what I saw?
And guess who had all the ingredients?
Yep. That’s right. This girl, right here.
These were absolutely delightful! Not too sweet, and kinda doughy in a good way. The perfect pick me up snack.
In case you haven’t heard, matcha is super good for you:
- packed with antioxidants
- rich in fiber
- detoxifies the body
- calms the mind
- relaxes the body
- aids concentration
These were so easy to make.
(Recipe from Whattwodo.com)
I made 15 balls. But of course, you could make as few as one or as many as 30.
3/4 c. raw cashews
1/4 c. coconut flour
1/4 c. old fashioned oats
1 t. matcha (I used an entire single serving packet…I didn’t measure.)
1/4 t. vanilla
2 T. maple syrup
2 T. nut milk (I used cashew…you know, to match the cashew theme.)
Place cashews in food processor and process until fine crumbs form. Add all other ingredients. Process until ball forms. Then create bite size balls. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet. Put in fridge. Once firm, put in sealed container. Keep in fridge. Unless of course you are eating them. Then, of course, they should be put in your mouth.