Matcha Pistachio Coconut Balls
By Amy Crawford
I've a feeling you've been on the lookout for matcha recipes, yes? Well ain't it lucky you've stumbled across this post. The great thing about this particular matcha recipe is that they taste like the earth.
No, not in a 'let's go eat dirt' kinda way. In a 'feel the green goodness coursing through your veins' kinda way.
To me, the beginning of the year represents a good time to get back to your roots with your food preparation. I'm a little 'indulged out' and am currently as it happens enjoying a very clean January. That being said, nutty, leafy, natural flavours are where it's at for me; treats that nourish and fill you with the energy of the earth. (And if I could be a little honest, treats that do NOT contain cacao, as a means of giving my poor body a rest.. see previous point around 'indulged').
Oh and in case you missed our post on the benefits of matcha, you can read all about that here.
A note to remember. If you, like me, are looking to cut back following festive season indulgences know that the natural fat content of treats such as these tends to be quite high, and thus total energy content of a small serve is pretty concentrated. Keep this in mind in reference to your activity levels. Go nuts, or not.
Makes 12-15 balls
You will need:
1 1/2 cups cashew meal (made at home by grinding cashews in food processor)
1/2 cup pistachios
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/4 cup rice malt syrup
3 tablespoons coconut oil
3 teaspoons matcha powder
1/3 cup pistachios, finely chopped, for rolling
Pulse the pistachios in a blender into a chunky meal consistency. Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl and use your hands to combine.
Roll into bite size balls, and then roll in extra chopped pistachios to coat. Best kept in an airtight container in the fridge.
If you'd like to check out some more bliss ball flavour variations of ours, you can do so here. You may even like my healthy treats eBook A Little Something, 10 (very) healthy treats for morning or afternoon tea.
Or, if you'd like to save this recipe for another time, why not pin it to your healthy food board on Pinterest.