Matcha Energy Balls are so healthy balls. With just 5 simple ingredients, these are ready to serve. One can surely enjoy these power-packed little balls of goodness.
What is Matcha ?
Matcha is finely ground dried green tea leaves, originates from Japan. It is rich in antioxidants and studies say including matcha in our diet could increase our antioxidant intake, which may help prevent cell damage and even lower our risk of several chronic diseases. It does have caffeine but it impacts mildly than the coffee does.
Matcha Energy Balls –
These Matcha Energy Balls are the perfect bite to power our day. Filled with nutrient-packed ingredients like coconut, oats, and matcha green tea powder, these balls are naturally dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free! Also, these are refined sugar-free and perfectly sweet, healthy snacks. One or two will satisfy the hunger and sweet tooth in one fell swoop.
Do you like this type of ball, then check these also!
- Foxnut Coconut Ladoo with Rose Flavor
- Fresh Coconut & Pineapple Ladoo with Choco Sprinkles
- Choco-Coconut Energy Bites
How to make these balls –
The preparation process is super simple. In a food processor, first, take oats and desiccated coconut and process until finely ground. Then add the Medjool dates and process until a dough is visible. Do not make a paste kinda texture. Now add salt and 2 tsp matcha, mix well. Make balls as per the size desired and roll slightly over the extra matcha powder to soak up any moisture/stickiness (optional) on the outer surface of the balls.
💡 FAQ's about making these Matcha Energy balls - 📌 Be sure to buy matcha green tea powder, not green tea powder. Matcha green tea is stronger and also much healthier. 📌 Do not roll the balls over the matcha powder tightly to coat from all the sides, as the taste will be very bitter. Gently roll and take the balls out. Still, the step is completely optional. 📌 One of the most common problems with these balls is that sometimes they are not sticking together! If this is happening, then it is likely that the dates are not soft and sticky enough. In that case, simply soak the date in some hot water for a few minutes to rehydrate them. Then use in the recipe.
There is nothing complicated about this recipe and I have posted a quick video on my Insta Page in reels. You can refer to that, for a quick understanding.
How do you store these Matcha Energy Balls ?
Keep the matcha energy balls in an airtight container and then store them in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or even in the freezer section for up to 1 month. When need, just pop a few out for a quick, grab-and-go breakfast or snack!
These no-bake balls are so healthy and rich in antioxidants, So one should enjoy making these perfect treats.
And, yes !!! If you like the recipe shared here and give it a try at your place then do share in INSTAGRAM by tagging #firsttimercook. I would be so happy to see and surely share in my INSTA stories 😊😊
Event-related to this post :
The April month challenge in the ‘Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge’ group was ‘Railway Recipes’, suggested by Seema this time. Well, I was partnered with Mayuri Patel for this theme who gave me 2 secret ingredients Chat masala and Mustard oil; I gave her Peanuts and Curry leaves. She prepared Lemon Rice using those secret ingredients. And as usual, using my two ingredients I have also come up with this Jhal Muri for the theme contribution.
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Matcha Energy Balls
- 1 cup Desscicated Coconut
- ½ cup Oats
- 1 cup Medjool date
- ¼ tsp Salt
- 1½ tsp Matcha green tea powder + for rolling
- In a food processor, take oats and desiccated coconut and process until finely ground.
- Then add the medjool dates and process until a dough is formed. Do not make a paste.
- Now add salt and 2 tsp matcha, mix well.
- Make balls as per the size desired and roll slightly over the extra matcha powder to soak up any moisture/stickiness (optional).
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about a week.
- Be sure to buy matcha green tea powder, not green tea powder. Matcha green tea is stronger and also much healthier.
- Do not roll the balls over the matcha powder tightly to coat from all the sides, as the taste will be very bitter. Gently roll and take the balls out. Still, the step is completely optional.
- One of the most common problems with these balls is that sometimes they aren’t sticking together! If this is happening, then it is likely that the dates are not soft and sticky enough. In that case, simply soak the date in some hot water for a few minutes to rehydrate them. Then use in the recipe.
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Love the flavors and the use of matcha! My kids would like this and this may be an easy way to sneak dates to my son who loves matcha.
Sasmita the Matcha Energy Balls look so pretty and tempting. A good way to enjoy authentic matcha powder. I’ve yet to taste it on its own as I’ve only enjoyed the powder in a smoothie or herbal tea.Your recipe is a good way to include matcha powder in one’s diet.
Sasmita, the Matcha Energy Balls are healthy and very easy to make. I am yet to try matcha powder . What better way to try than your recipe.
Such a healthy and easy recipe and would be perfect for my post workout.
Love these healthy energy balls! Matcha is a completely new ingredient for me, and I think making these balls is a wonderful way to use it. 😊 With dates and oats going in, this makes for a flavourful and nutritious treat.
Matcha energy balls are so nutritious and perfect as a post work out snack. Fab idea to add matcha. In our diet. I have had them in ice cream and smoothies. Yet to try these energy balls and have them raw.
Matcha energy balls look absolutely delectable Sasmita! I have yet to try my hands on matcha powder. Bookmarking your recipe.
Never heard about matcha, thanks for sharing such a healthy and interesting recipe. Matcha balls looks very inviting and easy to prepare too.
Matcha energy looks so delicious. These energy-packed balls make perfect guilt-free snacks.
quick, sugar free energy bites like these are so handy and healthy, sasmita. great share.
Matcha energy balls sounds really power packed breakfast snacks. Oats coconut dates and Matcha wow its not only healthy but sounds superbly delicious. I wish I could grab one from the picture.
Matcha energy balls look so delightful. Oats, coconut and dry fruits makes it very healthy snack to munch on
Never heard about matcha. This looks so simple, quick, and easy to make. power-packed healthy and nutritious energy balls. Lovely presentation as usual.
This is one of the best of energy balls for matcha. This is easy to make and healthy too, making it a perfect for snacks at work.