Matcha is a rage these days. It is nothing but a stone-ground powder of green tea leaves which is primarily grown in Japan. Its green color is super attractive and because of its super laborious making process, it is slightly expensive than the regular teas.
I have become a big fan of sipping matcha hot tea and matcha lattes. It has that distinct flavor of leaves in it. Plus it is super healthy to consume hence it goes into my green smoothies, overnight oats, and these energy bliss balls.
I love bliss balls too. They are a simple no-cook or bake snack and get ready in a matter of minutes. Plus it can be consumed over a period of the week making them totally worth the effort. I make multiple variations of these bliss balls but I keep making these matcha and coconut energy balls very often. Some other flavors that I totally love in my energy balls are Orange, apricots, and chocolate of course.
I also added some protein powder to them to increase my protein intake. I hope you give this recipe a try.
PREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes
DIFFICULTY SCALE: Low
For the energy balls –
- Quick oats – ½ cup
- Almond flour – ¼ cup
- Dry coconut – ¾ cup, shredded
- Tahini – 2 tablespoons
- Medjool Dates – 5-6
- Honey – 1 spoon, optional
- Chocolate chips – ¼ cup
- Protein powder – 1 tablespoon, optional
- Matcha powder – 1 tablespoon
- Sesame seeds
- Dry coconut powder
- Cocoa powder
- Match powder
- Soak the Medjool dates in hot water for about 10-15 minutes. This will make them moist. Drain out all the water and remove the pits.
- Take a grater and grate less than half dry coconut.
- Take a blender and blend the oats into a fine powder.
- Now add almond flour to the blender. If you don’t have almond flour, take ¼ cup of almonds and ground them into a fine powder. You can sieve the powder before use or use it as it is.
- Now add matcha powder, tahini, protein powder, the dates, and shredded coconut and blend well.
- Taste the mix once. If you think the mix needs sweetness, add in a spoonful of honey. I don’t like them to be overly sweet, so I did not add any. Remember we are going to add some chocolate chips as well.
- Take out the mix into a bowl and add in the chocolate chips. Mix well.
8. Now with light hands take about a tablespoon of the mix and make small balls out of them. You can also use an ice cream scoop for the mix.
9. Make small balls from the entire mix and roll them into sesame seeds, shredded coconut, cocoa powder, and matcha.
10. Preserve them into a refrigerator, if you are not consuming all of them.