Dark Chocolate Matcha Antioxidant Bursting Balls
I've been balling since 2013, when I first found some "healthy" energy recipe. I took the leap of faith in myself and made them. Please remember your'e talking to a girl that was terrified to even walk by the kitchen. I guess thats how it is when your mama is pure magic in the kitchen. But these balls showed me there's still hope for me. I mean you gotta start somewhere, and sometimes that somewhere is chocolate, nuts and a blender. It started my very shaky beginning with cooking.
But enough about me! lets go back to the main reason we're here: balls. They are easy, versatile and you can whip them in record time of 10 minute.
This specific recipe is an antioxident power house. Have you heard of Matcha green tea? Its basically the better version of the classic green tea. Did you know that 1 cup of Matcha tea is equivalent to 10 cups of green tea in terms of its nutritional value and antioxidant levels?!
Beside its antioxidant powers, Matcha also known to be an energy booster, calorie burner( matcha is a great addition to a weight loss program by tackling the problem from both sides. It boosts metabolism and burns fat.) , a great detox drink (being rich in chlorophyll, it helps eliminate chemicals and heavy metals from the body) and traditionally known to provide an effortless calm. super food alert!
But enough with the talking, lets start balling!
- 3/4 cup soft, pitted dates* (make sure they are sticky)
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2- 1 Tbs matcha green tea powder + more for dusting (the taste is a bit bitter so you can play around with how much matcha you add. You can start with 1/2 tbs and build up to 1 the depends on your taste)
- 2 Tbs unsweetened almond milk
- Add dates and almonds to a food processor and process until they come together into a sticky ball.
- Break up ball and add in cocoa powder, matcha powder and almond milk.
- Process until all ingredients have been combined and form into a large sticky ball again.
- Roll into 10 small balls and dust with more matcha powder.
- Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or longer in freezer.