Green Matcha Energy Balls

Green Matcha Energy balls, a simple plant-based snack ball recipe with bold green color and a kick of caffeine from matcha. Great as a snack, quick breakfast, or sweet treat!

green energy ball snack bites with matcha powder on a white plate

Love matcha green tea powder? Use it to make a green energy bite! These matcha “bliss balls” come together in 15 minutes and are high in plant-based protein and fiber – and a kick of caffeine.

πŸ‘‰ Ready to learn how to make green energy balls with matcha? Let’s do it!


πŸŽ₯ Recipe video

Watch my make these matcha snack balls!

YouTube video

🍡 Ingredients

  • Green tea matcha powder: matcha, or powdered green tea, is used for a bold green flavor and a burst of caffeine
  • Dates: dates are added to provide a sticky texture to the balls, and also include some sweetness
  • Cashews: add crunch and protein to the balls; you can substitute other nuts or even larger seeds like pumpkin seeds
  • Chia seeds: add fiber and nutrients, and also help the balls stick together because they become gel-like when wet
  • Flavorings: a touch of maple syrup (optional), vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt
  • Optional ingredients: If mixture is too dry, add a splash of plant-based milk or water to make it sticky
  • Recommended tools: food processor or high powered blender
bowls of matcha powder, cashews, dates, maple syrup, chia seeds, vanilla extract, and salt for energy balls
Ingredients: matcha, cashews, dates, chia seeds, vanilla, maple syrup, salt

πŸ₯£ How to make (step-by-step photos)

1️⃣ Step One: Blend the cashews

Start by first adding the cashews to a a food processor or high powered blender.

Blend on high until they are completely chopped and in smaller pieces.

blended cashews inside a food processor
Blend cashews

2️⃣ Step Two: Add all ingredients and mix

Then add the matcha powder, pitted dates, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.

Then blend until all ingredients are chopped and mixed together.

a food processor with blended green matcha energy ball ingredients
Blend all ingredients

3️⃣ Step Three: Roll into small green energy balls

Finally it’s time to make the matcha energy balls.

To do this, remove the mixed ingredients to a plate or bowl. Then scoop out 1 tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball with your hands.

Place the balls on a plate or in a container for serving. Then enjoy!

rolled green energy bites with matcha powder on a white table
Roll into small balls

❓ Recipe questions + quick tips

Can I use different nuts or seeds in energy balls?

Yes, absolutely! Any nuts will work well in this recipe, in particular almonds and walnuts are tasty. Larger seeds like pumpkin seeds are a great nut-free alternative, but smaller seeds won’t chop and hold the ingredients as well.

Can I omit the maple syrup?

Yes, the maple syrup can we left out of the recipe. However, it does add a small amount of liquid to the recipe that helps the ingredient hold together so if you find the ingredients too dry to mold into balls then add a small amount (1 tablespoon) of water or plant-based milk to help create a stickier texture.

green energy balls with green tea matcha powder on a white plate

πŸ’‘ Ideas for serving

  • Eat as a snack. Make a batch of the matcha snack balls at the beginning of the week and eat as a throughout the week.
  • As a breakfast on the go. Need a quick on-the-go breakfast alternative with a kick of caffeine? Eat 2 of these balls with a piece of fruit.
  • Keep as a nutritious sweet treat. Enjoy a ball or two after a meal as a whole food alternative to sweet desserts.

🧊 How to store

  1. Refrigerator storage: Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  2. Freezer storage: Freeze in a freezer-friendly container or bag for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours before eating.
green matcha bliss balls on a white plate

πŸ‘‰ More easy snack ball recipes

Want more energy ball recipes? Try my Cranberry Bliss Balls, Easy No Bake Brownie Balls, Coconut Lemon Bliss Balls, or these simple Homemade Peanut Butter Granola Bars with Chocolate.

green energy balls with green tea matcha powder on a white plate

Green Matcha Energy Balls

Kristina Todini, RDN
Green Matcha Energy balls, a simple plant-based snack ball recipe with bold green color and a kick of caffeine from matcha. Great as a snack, quick breakfast, or sweet treat!
5 star (1 rating)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast + Brunch, Desserts + Sweets
Cuisine Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings 10 balls
Calories 94 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 food processor or high-powered blender

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons matcha powder
  • 1 cup cashews or other nuts
  • 5 whole medjool dates pits removed
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Optional: splash of plant-based milk or water if needed

Instructions
 

  • Blend cashews: Blend cashews in food processor or blender until completely chopped.
    1 cup cashews
  • Add all ingredients: Then add matcha powder, pitted dates, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla, and a pinch of salt and pulse with the chopped cashews until completely mixed. Remove mixture to a mixing bowl or plate.
    2 tablespoons matcha powder, 5 whole medjool dates, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 pinch salt
  • Roll into balls: Using your hand, roll about 1 tablespoon into small energy balls. If the mixture is too dry, add a small amount of liquid like plant-based milk or water to make the mixture sticky.
    Optional: splash of plant-based milk or water
  • To store and serve: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or on the countertop until ready to eat.

Video

YouTube video

Notes

  • Prep ahead: Make this recipe up to five days ahead of time and enjoy throughout the week.
  • Leftovers and storage: Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Freeze in a freezer-friendly container or bag for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours before eating.

Nutrition

Serving: 1energy ballCalories: 94kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.002gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 99mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 151IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 2mg
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