from my recent Instagram posts, you might have noticed, that I am struggling a lot with the rainy and cold season just starting here in Germany. As I was abroad for two years enjoying sunshine all year long, it’s quite a difference to be back and have all four seasons again. While some people love fall and winter with all it’s coziness, lights and soups, I feel a bit depressed sometimes and wish I could just fly away to a warm beach. But we need to make the best of it. And to brighten my mood and to give myself a little treat and some energy, I made those very delicious Matcha Energy Balls. With only 4 ingredients, those Matcha Balls are very easy and quick to make.
The ingredients for Matcha Energy Balls
- Matcha: Matcha is a green tea, which contains coffein and provides energy for some extra power during the day. Furthermore, it contains valuable antioxidants that protect the body against free radicals, work against inflammation and can provide healthy arteries.
- Coconut: Coconut contains a significant amount of fat, but most of the fat is in the form of medium-chain saturated fatty acids (MCFAs). Our body converts this kind of fat differently than other types of fats. And what happens is, that MCFA is directly used for energy in our body. For my Power Balls, I used grated coconut, which I blended to create a floury texture.
- Almonds: Almonds are in general known as healthy snack choice. As one of the most nutrient-rich nuts and packed with lots of protein, they help you to sustain energy throughout the day.
- 1 cup grounded almonds
- 1 cup grounded coconut
- 2 tsp matcha powder
- 1/4 cup agave syrup
- 1/2 cup chocolate (vegan, melted, optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
- Form 14-16 balls and put them in the freezer for some minutes to make following coating process easier.
- Melt the chocolate and now coat each Matcha Ball with chocolate.
- Let the chocolate dry and put the energy balls in the refrigerator to store.