My obsession with anything green continues. My love for matcha is not exactly a secret, and neither is my infatuation with these little no-bake babies that go by the name bliss balls or energy balls. Want proof that I am not a newbie to these things? See here, here, here, and here. So it was only a matter of time before matcha and energy balls would be happily married in my kitchen. Read: no-bake matcha energy balls.
Matcha does not only taste great – and coming from a green tea hater, this is saying something! – it is also much better for you than standard green tea. Matcha is brimming with antioxidants for that glow in your skin. It boosts memory and concentration – something we all need in our fast-paced lives – and increases energy levels without the coffee jitters. Whether you believe in detoxing or not, matcha green tea is a great way to purify your body and it strengthens your immune system, which is a great asset, especially in the shoulder seasons when the weather doesn’t really know what it wants. Matcha also greatly contributes to an improved mood, so with eight long Melbourne winter months ahead, it’s time to get your matcha in!
These balls are ridiculously easy and quick to make, so there’s absolutely no excuses to chomp down these matcha energy balls in 5 minutes! The only thing you might not have readily available in your pantry is the matcha powder. But I think I’ve offered enough reasons pro matcha, so: Get your hands on the matcha!
No-Bake Matcha Energy Balls
Makes 18 matcha energy balls (or less if you like them bigger)
One rounded, well-packed cup of dates (any kind) (approx. 200 g) (you might need to soak your dates in hot water for ten minutes if not using Medjool. Then drain well and use.)
One cup rolled oats
quarter cup desiccated coconut
2 tsp high-quality organic matcha powder, plus more for rolling
Soak and drain your dates as required. Blitz the oats up until they resemble a course meal. Add soaked and well-drained dates, coconut and matcha and mix on high until well combined. Shape 12 to 18 balls, roll in some more matcha powder if desired and store in the fridge.