These simple 6-ingredient Almond Matcha Energy Balls are the perfect healthy snack and will keep you satisfied until your next meal!
If there’s one thing that’s perfect for combating the sluggishness of a long day at the office, it has to be energy balls.
These vegan-friendly Almond Matcha Energy Balls are quick and easy to make. They're the perfect treats to pack with you when you're on-the-go, and most importantly, super flavourful!
The combination of matcha and almond flavors give these little balls of goodness a nutty, earthy taste. Maple syrup gives these little bites the perfect amount of sweetness.
All you need for these matcha bites is just 6 simple ingredients and a mixer or food processor!
What's more, these no-bake energy balls are really quick and easy to make and can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.
Ingredients and Variations
Oats - You will need old-fashioned rolled oats, oat flakes, or quick oats.
Chia Seeds - For added fibre and nutrients - optional.
Matcha Powder - use good-quality (ideally premium grade) matcha green tea powder for the best taste and vibrant green color.
Ground Almonds - For added protein. You can also substitute with protein powder.
Almond Butter - For binding the energy balls together and added protein and almond taste! Use smooth almond butter for best results.
Alternatively, you can also use cashew butter or smooth peanut butter.
Maple Syrup - Sweetener. You can also use honey (not vegan friendly) or agave syrup.
How to Make Almond Matcha Energy Balls
To make these green tea energy bites, simply place all ingredients in a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or a food processor and mix/blitz until combined.
Roll the mixture into 12 small balls, using around 1 tablespoon of mixture for each ball.
Then cover, and refrigerate for 2-4 hours until set.
Before serving, roll into more matcha powder as desired.
Making Ahead and Storing
These healthy energy bites can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container in a refrigerator for up to 1 week. Do not store these at room temperature or they will turn soft and soggy.
You can also freeze these matcha protein balls in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.
All ingredients in this recipe all vegan-friendly.
Yes, feel free to add other ingredients such as:
- white chocolate chips (not vegan-friendly)
- vanilla extract
- medjool dates
- cocoa powder
- shredded coconut
Other Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats
Frozen Strawberry Coconut Yogurt Granola Cups
Almond Matcha Energy Balls
- 80 g old-fashioned rolled oats or oat flakes/quick oats (1 cup)
- 2 tbsp. chia seeds
- 3 tsp. matcha powder + extra for rolling
- 50 g ground almonds (½ cups)
- 140 g almond butter (½ cup + 2 tbsp.)
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup
- Place all ingredients in a large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix until combined.
- Divide mixture in 12 parts and roll each into a ball.
- Transfer to a plate and refrigerate for 2-4 hours or until set. Roll in matcha powder before serving if desired.
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