Need a little sweet energy boost? Try making a batch of these Matcha Energy Balls. They are filled with sweet dried dates, raw cashews, protein powder, cocoa powder, and covered in good-for-you matcha powder. They only take 15 minutes to make a batch and can be stored in your freezer. You will have some ready whenever you need a pick me up.

matcha energy balls in bowl

What is matcha powder?

Matcha is a finely ground powder made from specially grown and processed green tea leaves. The green tea plants for matcha are grown in the shade for approximately the last three weeks before harvest.

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This allows for the plants to produces more theanine and caffeine. When harvested the stems and veins are removed before the plant is dried and ground into a fine powder. This is consumed by dissolving in water or milk. 

Jade Leaf Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder 

Recipe instructions

  • Add dates and cashews to food processor and process until they form a sticky ball
  • Add cocoa powder, matcha powder, protein powder, and almond milk
  • Process until all ingredients have been combined and cocoa into a large sticky ball again.
  • Grease hands with a little coconut oil and roll mixture into 12 small balls. I like using a cookie scoop to separate the dough into even sizes.
  • Mix 1 tablespoon of matcha powder with 1 teaspoon stevia in a small bowl, stir well to mix.
  • Roll the ball into matcha powder until coated well.

Tips

  • walnuts
  • dried cranberries
  • Dark Chocolate Chips by Lily’s

Dark Chocolate Chips by Lily’s | Stevia Sweetened, No Added Sugar, Low-Carb, Keto

What to roll the balls in

First, I use a cookie scoop to divide my dough into even size pieces. Then I grease my hands with a bit of coconut oil and roll the dough into balls. I then roll them into a mixture of stevia and matcha powder, coating them thoroughly.

How long do they keep?

You can keep the energy balls for up to two weeks in your refrigerator. You can also store them in the freezer for up to 3 months in an airtight ziplock freezer bag. Be sure and allow them to thaw to room temperature on the counter before eating.

How to store

It is best to store energy balls in an airtight container in your refrigerator. They will remain fresh for up to two weeks.

More energy ball snacks

  • Lemon Ginger Energy Balls :Their soothing slightly sweet lemony ginger taste makes them a perfect light snack for everyone.
  • Christmas Pudding Protein Balls are filled with traditional warm spices like cinnamon, allspice, cocoa, and a touch of orange, then sweetened with dates and raisins.
Matcha Energy Balls
5 from 1 rating

Matcha Energy Balls

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 energy balls
Matcha Energy Balls are filled with sweet dried dates, raw cashews, protein powder, cocoa powder, and matcha which creates a quick energizing snack.

Note: Be sure to read through the recipe’s post for tips and details about this recipe.

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup dates, soft, pitted sticky
  • 1/2 cup cashews, raw
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoon matcha green tea powder, divided in 1/2
  • 2 tablespoons protein powder, chocolate
  • 1/4 cup almond milk, unsweetened; more if needed to make the balls sticky and roll easily
  • 1/4 teaspoon stevia , optional

Instructions
 

  • Add dates and cashews to food processor and process until they form a sticky ball
  • Add cocoa powder, matcha powder, protein powder, and almond milk
  • Process until all ingredients have been combined and cocoa into a large sticky ball again.
  • Grease hands with a little coconut oil and roll mixture into 12 small balls. I like using a cookie scoop to separate the dough into even sizes.
  • Mix 1 tablespoon of matcha powder with 1 teaspoon stevia in a small bowl, stir well to mix
  • Roll the ball into matcha powder until coated well.
  • Store in refrigerator for up to two weeks or 2 months in freezer

Equipment

Serving: 1g, Calories: 39kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 11mg, Potassium: 74mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 131IU, Calcium: 19mg, Iron: 1mg
Cuisine: American
Course: Snacks
Author: Gina Dickson

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