Matcha Raw Energy Bliss Balls
Today we present another delightful and healthful recipes featuring the vibrant green goodness of matcha green tea powder and its versatility in the kitchen.
These Matcha Energy Balls are not only delicious but also easy to make, portable and perfect for a quick and healthy snack or on-the-go breakfast. They are gluten-free, dairy-free and can be made vegan by using maple syrup instead of honey.
These energy balls are also customizable, you can add shredded coconut, chopped nuts, dried fruits or any other ingredients that you like. These energy balls are perfect for those who want to boost their energy levels, improve their focus and concentration, and enjoy a nutritious and delicious snack.
Matcha not only adds a visually pleasing touch to these energy balls but also provides a natural source of caffeine, promoting alertness without the jitters.
- 2-4 pitted dates (if not soft, soak in water for 10 minutes and drain)
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 2 tablespoons Premium Culinary Matcha
- 1/4 cup almond butter (cashew and peanut butter works too)
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
- 1/4 cup raw cacao nibs (optional)
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional)
- Splash of plant-based milk or water if needed (optional)
- Pinch of salt
- In a food processor or blender, combine the pitted dates, raw cashews, matcha powder, almond butter, shredded coconut, cacao nibs (if using), honey or maple syrup (if using), and a pinch of salt.
- Pulse the ingredients until they are well combined and the mixture starts to stick together. You should have a slightly sticky and crumbly texture.
- Take about a tablespoon of the mixture and roll it between your hands to form a ball. Repeat this process with the remaining mixture.
- If the mixture is too dry and doesn't hold its shape, you can add a teaspoon of almond butter or honey to the mixture and blend again.
- Place the matcha raw energy balls on a tray or plate lined with parchment paper, and refrigerate them for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
- Once chilled, the energy balls are ready to enjoy! You can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
- For an extra crunch, roll the energy balls in crushed nuts or toasted sesame seeds.
- Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract or your favorite flavored extract for additional flavor.
- If you prefer sweeter energy balls, you can increase the amount of honey or maple syrup.
Matcha raw energy balls are a versatile snack and can be enjoyed as a quick pick-me-up, pre-workout snack, or a healthy dessert. Feel free to experiment with the ingredients and adjust the sweetness or texture to suit your taste preferences.