Hamstring Hurts and Matcha “Meatball” Cookies

by Joanne on September 24, 2015

I haven’t had this kind of pain in my hamstring since 2011.  Why now?! Maybe because things seem to come full circle in life and aches and pains are one of those things.  Right hamstring is super tight and restrictive in movement so a visit to the PT tomorrow has been scheduled. Lets hope there is a quick solution because Marine Corp Marathon is just weeks away and then it’s right into Space Coast at the end of November. Oh to run pain free again! That’s all I ask.

Running for cookies.  Matcha Meatballs

Crisp, dark and delicious.  These “meatball” cookies might not have eye-appeal but they taste good and do the body good as well.

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Organic Matcha, Green Tea Powder by KissMeOrganics.com helps with memory and focus.  An ingredient in Matcha called EGCG is a strong antioxidant and can generate new brain cells by focusing on the parts of the brain that control short and long term memory.

Other benefits of Matcha:

  • Energy booster
  • Metabolism booster
  • Increase focus
  • Improve skin health

Don’t like to bake?  Use 1/2 to 1 tsp in lattes or smoothies.

But what about those cookies?!

Here’s my recipe…

Preheat the oven to 325 F.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.  Combine the following ingredients in a small bowl:

  • 1 overripe banana
  • 3/4 cup organic coconut sugar
  • 5 – 6 tsp Matcha green tea powder
  • 3/4 tsp lemon juice

Mix until it melts down and becomes wet.

In a large bowl, combine the following:

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Mix the wet ingredients into the flour/oat mixture until combined.  Drop by tablespoons onto a baking sheet.

Bake for 16 – 18 minutes.

Once cooled, sprinkle with a little bit of powdered sugar to enhance the cosmetic appeal of these cookies.

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Like I said, crispy, sweet and does the body good.

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What keeps you focused?  What keeps you running?

 

Hamstring Hurts and Matcha “Meatball” Cookies
 
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Make sure to check out all the healthy benefits of Match. You'll make these delicious little "meatballs" over and over again.
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Recipe type: cookies
Cuisine: healthy
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • •1 overripe banana
  • •3/4 cup organic coconut sugar
  • •5 - 6 tsp Matcha green tea powder
  • •3/4 tsp lemon juice
  • •1 cup old fashioned oats
  • •1 cup flour
  • •1 cup raisins
  • •1 tsp baking soda
  • Powdered sugar to finish
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Combine the first four ingredients in a small bowl:
  2. Mix until it melts down and becomes wet. Then, in a large bowl, combine the following the oats through the baking soda.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients into the flour/oat mixture until combined. Drop by tablespoons onto a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 16 – 18 minutes.
  5. Once cooled, sprinkle with a little bit of powdered sugar to enhance the cosmetic appeal of these cookies.

Joanne

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1 Comment

  • At 2015.09.25 09:59, misszippy1 said:

    These sound fabulous! And so many good qualities, too.

    I hope your PT can work some magic. My right hamstring has been restricted, too, since running a fast race Labor Day weekend. I saw my PT yesterday and she did some good needling, which I think helped a bunch.
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