I've had a bit of matcha madness recently, especially since I've been using this pure, organic matcha. It lends a vibrant green hue to baking, and it adds a tonne of nutrients too. Fun and healthy - win!
The other day I whipped up some matcha bliss balls. They worked out beautifully so I thought I'd share the recipe on my website for you all to enjoy. If you don't have any matcha at home, you could substitute the matcha powder in the recipe for another powder (protein powder, cocoa etc). These are nut, dairy and date-free (for those of you seeking to avoid that oft-used fruit sweetener). They are high in energy, nutrient dense, & SO easy to make! Took me only 10 mins start to finish, I'm sure of it!
Raw Matcha Energy Balls
Makes about 12 / GF, SF, NF
1/2 C rolled oats
1/2 C coconut chips (if using desiccated coconut you will need less, probably about 1/3 C)
2T chia seeds
3t coconut oil (softened)
3t culinary grade matcha powder
2t vanilla paste
3t honey or rice malt syrup
1T warm water
Pinch of Maldon sea salt flakes
Desiccated coconut to coat
1. In a blender or food processor, blitz the oats and coconut chips until a fine crumb.
2. Add all other ingredients, substituting matcha powder for vanilla protein powder or cocoa if need be.
3. Sprinkle about half a cup of desiccated coconut on a bench top. Roll the mixture into walnut-size balls with your hands and then roll again in the coconut to coat evenly.
4. Place energy balls on a plate or an airtight container and pop them in the fridge to set. This will only take five minutes.
5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Delish - and so full of good energy and micronutrients!