Matcha Energy Balls
Matcha Energy Balls are a healthy energizing snack that’s gluten-free and grain-free. You can make these energy balls in a food processor or in a large bowl and freeze any extra to have on hand whenever you want!
Does matcha really give you energy?
Matcha is a green tea powder is made by grinding up the tea leaves into a fine powder. This type of tea contains caffeine and L-Theanine, which is an amino acid that is said to help with focus and mental clarity.
Matcha does give you energy, especially if enjoying it in a drink. When it comes to baking, because there if often just 1-2 tablespoons of matcha in an entire recipe, you won’t get as much energy as if you drink a matcha tea made with 1 tablespoon of matcha.
That being said, energy balls are made with a combination of ingredients that are made to help boost your energy and are perfect to enjoy in the morning or mid-day when that afternoon slump hits!
Why you’ll love these matcha bites
- Easy to make. These matcha balls can be made in a food processor or just in a bowl by mixing all the ingredients together. The entire recipe takes about 10-15 minutes to make.
- No-bake. One of my favourite things about energy balls is that there is no baking required! Just mix together, form into balls and place in the fridge.
- Healthy snack. These energy balls are grain-free and gluten-free. They’re made with almond flour and shredded coconut to help keep you feeling full and satisfied.
Matcha energy balls ingredients
- Almond flour: this is used as the base of the energy balls. If you don’t have almond flour you can substitute it for oat flour (keep in mind this option wouldn’t be grain-free.)
- Shredded coconut: use unsweetened shredded coconut to keep the sugar in these energy balls to a minimum.
- Matcha powder: you can use ceremonial grade matcha powder or culinary grade matcha powder. Either will work for this recipe.
- Salt: just a pinch to balance out the flavours.
- Cashew butter: I love to use cashew butter in energy balls because it has a very mild flavour. You can find cashew butter at most health food stores or online. If you can’t find cashew butter you can also use almond butter.
- Honey: this is used to sweeten the energy balls and help them stick together. You can substitute with agave nectar or brown rice syrup.
- Vanilla extract: a splash for flavour.
- White chocolate chips: this is optional, but pairs really well with the matcha flavour and is delicious!
How to make matcha energy balls
Add all the ingredients except the chocolate chips to a food processor and blend together to combine. You can alternatively mix everything together in a large mixing bowl.
Add the white chocolate chips and gently pulse together just to combine. Then roll the dough into balls, about 1 tablespoon per ball.
Roll each matcha energy ball into a plate of shredded coconut to coat. Then place the balls in the fridge in an airtight container for at least 2 hours before eating.
How to store
These energy balls must be stored in the fridge or freezer! Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or in an airtight container or freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.
These energy balls can be enjoyed directly out of the freezer. (Just let them thaw for 2-5 minutes to slightly soften.)
Expert tips for making energy balls
- if the dough is too crumbly, try adding 1-2 teaspoons of almond milk and mix together again. This will help the dough bind together.
- If the dough is too moist, add another 1/4 cup of almond flour and mix it together.
- Blend in the food processor just until the dough is combined. You may need to scrape down the sides of the bowl a few times and you blend.
- If making these energy balls in a bowl, it’s easiest to mix the dough together with your hands.
- Make even balls by using a tablespoon to measure out the dough.
Try these energy ball recipes next!
- Trail Mix Energy Balls
- Key Lime Pie Energy Balls
- Peanut Butter Protein Balls
- Birthday Cake Protein Balls
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Grab a Matcha Energy Ball for a healthy gluten-free and grain-free energizing snack!
- Add all the ingredients except for the chocolate chips to a food processor and pulse together until combined. Scrape down the sides of the food processor as needed.
- Add the chocolate chips and pulse a few times to combine.
- Roll into balls, use about one tablespoon per ball.
- Pour some shredded coconut onto a plate and roll each ball in the coconut.
- Place the energy balls in the fridge to set for at least 2 hours.
- Store in the fridge.
Store in the fridge for 2 weeks or in the freezer for 3 months.
- Serving Size: 1 ball
- Calories: 100
- Sugar: 5g
- Fat: 8g
- Carbohydrates: 8g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 3g
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