Looking for a healthy snack to keep you full and energized during the day? I made these delicious match green walnuts the other day and couldn’t stop eating them. Walnuts are loaded with zinc, magnesium and Omega-3s and are great for your cardiovascular system. Matcha green tea is a powerhouse of health that is loaded with antioxidants (specifically EGCg), boost memory and concentration and increases energy levels. What more could you ask for in a mid afternoon snack??
Here is the simple recipe:
1 pound (4 cups) of walnuts
3/4 cup raw sugar (I used about 1/2 cup of organic coconut sugar)
1 generous tablespoon matcha (unsweetened green tea powder)
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 large egg white, at room temperature
1 tablespoon water
Preheat the oven to 300º F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, whisk together sugar, matcha, and salt. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together egg white and water until thick and foamy but not stiff. Add nuts and stir to coat evenly. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the nuts, and toss again until evenly coated. Spread the nuts in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake, stirring every 10 minutes or so, for about 30 minutes, or until the nuts are deeply browned and just dry to the touch. Remove from the oven and let cool completely on the baking sheet. Once the nuts are cooled, go through and break up any stuck-together clumps. Transfer to an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
Dr. Dyer, IntegrativeDO
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