Matcha Energy Balls Recipe
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Love matcha but running out of ways to incorporate it? These matcha energy balls are a matcha lover’s dream.
These energy bites are loaded with matcha powder, made from high-quality, nutrient-rich green tea leaves. They are no-bake, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.
Matcha is a powder made from high-quality green tea leaves. They are dried and ground up into powder form.
What Does Matcha Taste Like?
It would be easy to say that ground-up green tea leaves taste like green tea. But the flavor profiles are far more complex than that. One website describes it as:
“…a complex flavor profile with mellow vegetal grassy notes, natural sweet nuttiness, a touch of bitterness with a pleasant savory ending. The pleasant savory taste is called umami which makes drinking matcha irresistible.”Fraser Tea
Are Energy Balls Healthy For You?
If your goal is a healthy snack, then yes. Energy balls are healthy! Of course, that can depend on what you make them with. But generally speaking, they are full of healthy fats, protein, and even fiber. This makes them a great snack to keep you going between meals.
Can I Add Protein Powder To Matcha Energy Balls?
You can make matcha protein balls, but be aware of how much you use as it could offset the balance of the recipe and make it crumbly. You may have to add, either more oil or more maple syrup to keep everything together.
A good option here would be either a chocolate protein powder, or a vanilla protein powder. You can even add a little vanilla extract for extra vanilla flavor.
Do Matcha Balls Have Caffeine?
Matcha has caffeine in it (Green tea contains caffeine). So by default, match energy balls will have caffeine in them. That being said, matcha does not have as much caffeine in it as coffee does.
Will Matcha Give Me Energy?
Yes, due to the caffeine content, matcha will give you an energy boost. However, it is less likely to give you that jittery energy you get from coffee.
What Is Matcha Powder Good For?
This isn’t one of those items you buy and then it sits on your shelf for years until you throw the whole thing out. Matcha can be added to many, many recipes. Here are some examples of what you can use matcha powder for:
- Blend into homemade ice cream (vanilla works best), for a green tea ice cream.
- Add to baked goods.
- Add to smoothies.
- Sprinkle over popcorn.
- Add to your morning oatmeal.
- Add some to your morning latte.
- Put it in homemade protein bars.
- Add it to pancake or waffle batter.
- Add it to homemade fudge.
- Mix some in when you make homemade popsicles.
- Use it to make tea.
Can I Use A Food Processor Or Blender To Make These Matcha Energy Bites?
You can use a food processor, but I would avoid using a blender.
Simply place all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until it combines enough to hold together.
Other Toppings You Can Roll These Matcha Green Tea Energy Balls In
Try rolling these energy balls in:
- Cocoa powder.
- Chopped nuts like almond or walnut.
- Dark chocolate chips.
- Chia seeds
- Sesame seeds
About The Ingredients
(Print the recipe from the recipe card below.)
Avocado – This should be ripe (but not brown) and easy to mash.
Coconut Oil – It’s best to use virgin coconut oil so that it will help solidify the energy balls. But you can really use any oil you’d prefer to use and it will still work just fine.
Grated coconut – This is unsweetened grated coconut. Also known as desiccated coconut.
Maple Syrup – Use the real stuff. Flavoring won’t work here.
Matcha powder – This is simply a powder you can find at almost any health food store. Whole foods carries it, but you can also purchase it on Amazon. (See below)
Dark Chocolate – I used sugar-free chocolate chips from Whole Foods. Lily’s and Enjoy Life are also great brands.
How Do You Make Matcha Energy Balls?
Gather and measure all the ingredients.
Place all the ingredients into a mixing bowl.
Knead by hand until the avocado has been thoroughly distributed through the “dough”.
Using a spoon or a cookie scoop, take uniform pieces of dough and roll them into balls that are approximately the size of a golf ball. Place them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Repeat the same process until you run out of dough; Place them in the fridge.
While they chill, melt the chocolate. The easiest way is in a microwave in 30-second intervals. Stir between each interval until everything is fully melted. Remove the energy balls from the fridge and dip as many as you like into the chocolate. Place the matcha chocolate energy balls onto the parchment paper. Sprinkle each truffle with extra matcha powder (optional)
Place them back into the refrigerator until the chocolate has completely hardened.
You can also roll these in grated coconut, or just leave them plain. Serve and enjoy!
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Matcha Energy Balls Recipe Card
Matcha Energy Balls Recipe
- 1 Large mixing bowl
- 1 medium avocado (peeled and pitted)
- 1½ tbsp. virgin coconut oil
- ½ cup coconut flour (plus 3 tbsp. for coating – optional)
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 3 tsp. matcha powder (plus extra for coating – optional)
- 2½ oz. dark chocolate
- Gather and measure all the ingredients.
- Place all the ingredients into a mixing bowl.
- Knead by hand until the avocado has been thoroughly distributed through the "dough".
- Using a spoon or a cookie dough scoop, take uniform pieces of dough and roll them into balls that are approximately the size of a golf ball. Place them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Repeat the same process until you run out of dough; Place them in the fridge.
- While they chill, melt the chocolate. The easiest way is in a microwave in 30-second intervals. Stir between each interval until everything is fully melted. Remove the energy balls from the fridge and dip as many as you like into the chocolate.Place the matcha chocolate energy balls onto the parchment paper.Sprinkle each truffle with extra matcha powder (optional)
- Place them back into the refrigerator until the chocolate has completely hardened.
- You can also roll these in grated coconut, or just leave them plain. Serve and enjoy!