Everyone needs a pick-me-up sometimes, but not always a whole meal. Try these tasty and sustaining Matcha Energy Balls. They’re sweet, hearty and will get you through it all with those green tea antioxidants!
Makes about 20, depending on how you roll them. Vegan and gluten-free as written.
Matcha Energy Balls
2 cups pitted dates, soaked in hot water
1 1/2 cup rolled oats or quinoa flakes
1/2 cup almond meal flour
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 Tbls. chia seeds
2 tsp. matcha green tea powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. orange extract
Drain dates. Add dates, rolled oats, almond meal, applesauce, chia seeds, matcha powder, vanilla and orange extracts to a powerful food processor or blender. Pinch off tablespoon-ish size pieces and roll them into balls. Use cool water on your hands if they stick, or add more oats to the mix and blend again until less sticky.
Keep stored in the fridge and eat in a week.