If you’re new to the world of matcha, my advice is to ease into it (see also: 5 Awesome Health Benefits of Matcha Green Tea). Given matcha’s slightly bitter, somewhat umami, grassy flavor, I’ll be the first to admit that it’s an acquired taste. BUT, once you fall in love with it, you fall hard. Trust me. And you’ll find yourself sprinkling matcha on everything, making iced matcha and salted caramel lattes, blending it in smoothies and generally doing the matcha happy dance.
For newbie matcha friends and lovers alike – you surely can’t go wrong with these pistachio matcha bliss balls. First, they’re bliss balls – and everyone loves bliss balls, right? Second, they’re packed with nutrients and antioxidants from the matcha, pisctachios, dates, almonds and coconut.
They’re also refined sugar free and the perfect sweet, healthy snack. One or two will satisfy your hunger and sweet tooth in one fell swoop. Green balls of bliss + matcha happy dance = the perfect treat.
MATCHA PISTACHIO BLISS BALLS
Place all the ingredients (except the last ¼ cup pistachios) into a food processor. Process for one minute or until finely chopped and blended.
Using a cookie scoop, scoop out balls of mixture. Roll between your hands to create evenly sized balls.
When all balls have been rolled, roll them again through the chopped pistachios and press firmly into the balls.
Refrigerate for 15 minutes then enjoy.
Lisa Bryan is a certified health coach, wellness blogger, recipe developer and motivator for vibrant living. She’s a former corporate gal (healthcare/biotech executive) turned wellness lover after taming multiple autoimmune diseases with real food and positive lifestyle behaviors. All of her delicious recipes are nutrient-dense while being gluten-free, grain-free and refined-sugar free. You can find her at www.downshiftology.com – chatting about healthy living, eating and travel. Connect with Lisa: Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.