Hi Guys! Happy Memorial weekend! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a long weekend. I have no plans which I am fine with. Life has been too crazy since January with my foot injury and Mom’s heart surgery. I need the rest. My plans are to shop, cook, get my house in order (<-my yard’s a mess) and rest. I love these long weekends. It makes the following work week seem short.
Today I have an exciting review, giveaway and recipe to share with you! I was contacted by Maria @ Kiss Me Organics to review their Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder. One of her friends reads my blog and recommended I review their product. I was excited by the opportunity because I love green tea.
While Kiss Me Organics provided me with a free bag of green tea powder, I was not paid for this review. All opinions are my own of course and I only review products I believe in too.
What is Matcha Tea? A powder from Japan made from green tea that’s more powerful than regular brew. Green tea powder can be used for drinking tea or added to smoothies and baked goods like pancakes, muffins and breads.
“You get more antioxidants with matcha because you consume the ground-up leaves,” explains Lyssie Lakatos R.D., coauthor of The Veggie Cure. That means you consume more of the catechins that have been associated with everything from reducing cancer and blood pressure to protecting your brain against aging. [Source]
These chocolate matcha balls are delicious. Icreated this Melon Matcha Smoothie a few months ago. Now that summer is here you should give this one a whirl too. Enjoy!
- ½ cup pitted dates
- ½ cup sliced, raw almonds
- ¼ cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- Matcha powder for dusting
- Add dates & almonds to food processor and mix until ingredients are chopped well
- Add cocoa powder & almond butter
- Remove from food processor and place in a microwave safe bowl
- Microwave 30 seconds on high
- Add a few tbsp water or until the batter consistency becomes thick
- Form into balls & dust with matcha powder by rolling balls over matcha
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