Bliss balls make a great snack to get you through to your next meal, a much better alternative to traditional candy bars which offer an abundance of sugar and not much else. These little balls of goodness typically contain dried fruit and nuts and can be modified pack a protein punch or to serve as a tasty treat for after dinner. Our Mystic Matcha bliss balls put a superfood spin on this trendy snack, whilst giving you an opportunity to have a little fun in the process.
Thanks to the amino acid l-theanine within matcha which has been shown to support the nervous system and promote calmness, you'll quite literally be putting the bliss in bliss balls. Not only that, l-theanine also aids concentration so you can power through the day with a clear mind. To top it all off, matcha is a great source of antioxidants to help stabilise harmful free radicals. When added to bliss balls, this Japanese tea makes for a nutritious snack that really does love you back. Ready to get rolling?
To start, you’ve gotta get the tunes going. Whether it’s old school favourites or some rock and roll (sorry, we had to), play something that’ll get you grooving in the kitchen and drumming on the bench. Sing out loud. Be fearless. Make the mundane magic.
Gather your ingredients while you give the flowers on your windowsill the best performance they’ll ever see and start to fill your food processor. Feel free to chuck in any self-doubt and other negative nasties while you’re at it, because that shiz doesn’t have a place in your life. When you’re ready, hit the button and watch your worries blend away. You’ll be left with a finely chopped mixture of nutty green goodness.
This leads us to rolling! What’s better than getting your hands dirty for something so clean and delicious? Grab small handfuls of the mixture and pack them into little balls then roll in chopped pistachios to give ‘em character and crunch. Once done, stack them into a miniature mountain of mmmm. Trust us, it's the cutest way to display them.
When all is said and done, plop yourself down on the couch with a plate of these green delights and feel the last of your cares slowly drift away as you sink into a state of absolute bliss. Feel free to round up your roomies or fellow family members to share in the magic, because nourishment is for everyone.
So what are you waiting for, add a touch of magic to your life and tag us in your pics @KnowrishWell #knowrishwell so we can see how you got on! Xx Knowrish Well
MYSTIC MATCH BLISS BALLS
VEGAN - GLUTEN FREE
- ¾ cup raw cashews
- ¼ cup raw pistachios, shelled
- 12 medjool dates, pitted
- ¼ cup shredded coconut
- 2 tsp Mystic Matcha Super Latte
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- ¼ cup pistachios, chopped (for rolling)
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ tsp vanilla
- ¼ cup cashew butter
- Place all the ingredients (except the last 1/4 cup of pistachios) into a food processor or blender. 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.