Matcha tea is green tea at its best! And these Matcha Bliss Balls are the perfect way to use it.
Matcha tea is made from the actual whole green tea leaves and ground into a fine powder. It’s rich in antioxidants so it’s actually more powerful than the usual cup of steeped green tea leaves. You’re consuming the entire green tea leaf with matcha tea and that’s pretty cool, right?
Bliss balls aka energy balls or bites are such a power packed snack. By adding Japanese matcha tea powder to them, it takes them to another level and turns them into a healthy energy boosting treat!
I made these matcha bliss balls for an afternoon snack for my husband. He’s been happily gobbling them down ever since.
Like most of us, he’s always looking for an afternoon pick-me-up and these really do the trick. And they’re nutritious, sweet enough and hearty enough to meet his craving needs.
As you probably can imagine, since these are a no-cook snack, they are really quick to prepare. That’s a great combination – quick, easy and nutritious. Oh and I almost forgot refined sugar free and yummy!
Only six healthy ingredients, a food processor and 15 minutes to make these little guys so how good is that?
- 3/4 cups raw cashews
- 1/4 cup raw almonds
- 12 pitted Medjool dates
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 2 - 3 tsp matcha tea powder (you may want to ease into it and start with 2)
- 1 Tbsp unrefined coconut oil
- **additional finely chopped almonds and /or shredded coconut for rolling the balls in
- **additional matcha tea powder for sifting over the bliss balls
Combine all the ingredients in a food processor with the metal S blade
Process until combined and clumped together
Remove from the processor and form into 12 equal balls
Roll in either shredded coconut or finely chopped almonds or sift matcha tea powder over the bliss balls
Put in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for whenever the need arises!
Adapted from: Downshiftology
One or two of these babies will do the trick to satisfy your hunger and that sweet tooth for sure! And isn’t it good to know they’re good for you too?