Recipe | Matcha & Pistachio Bliss Balls | Gourmand and Gourmet

Recipe | Matcha & Pistachio Bliss Balls

  • Food & Booze
A delicious and healthy recipe from our friends at Zen Green Matcha Tea, that makes a perfect mid afternoon snack or festive gift for loved ones. Full of antioxidants and energy from the amazing superfood: matcha green tea. Matcha is known for weight loss, boosts energy, supports the heart, and fights diseases like cancer. These bliss balls have a wonderful vibrant green colour, from the pistachio and matcha – and make the perfect accompaniment to a matcha latte.
Ingredients
Makes 12 Balls
  • 1 tsp Zen Green Tea matcha green tea powder
  • 1/2 cup raw cashew nuts
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp almond meal
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp rice malt syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup shelled pistachio nuts, chopped
Directions
  1. In a blender, mix the cashew nuts, coconut, almond meal, coconut flour and matcha green tea powder – until you get the texture of fine crumbs.
  2. Add the water, rice malt syrup and melted coconut oil. Mix until everything is well combined. It should be sticky enough to hold firmly together – but not too sticky that you can’t roll it into balls. If the mixture is too sticky, add a tiny bit more coconut flour. If it’s too dry, add a touch more water.
  3. Roll the mixture into balls. Then, roll in the chopped pistachio nuts, pressing the nuts lightly into the balls to make them stay.
  4. Pop the balls in the fridge to set. Store in the fridge in an airtight container.
Note: Make sure you use high quality matcha green tea powder as this is naturally sweeter, is vibrant green and is packed with antioxidants.
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