These no bake Thermomix Matcha Bliss Balls are full of goodness and energy boosting powers thanks to the Matcha.
Matcha is a nutrient dense powdered green tea from Japan which has been the heart of the Japanese tea ceremonies since the 12th Century but only recently gained popularity in the western world. It’s bursting with nutrients and antioxidants which calms and relaxes, boosts brain power, fights diseases and boosts metabolism.
There are two types of Matcha – one for cooking (Culinary Matcha) and one for drinking as tea (Ceremonial Matcha). It’s really important for recipes like these to buy Culinary Matcha, as Ceremonial Matcha is really expensive and is only meant for drinking as a tea, whisked with hot water. As Matcha comes in powdered form, it’s so versatile and can be added to lots of recipes when blending, baking and cooking. My favourite way to enjoy it is as a Latte instead of coffee.
As Matcha is quite expensive and not readily available in supermarkets, I buy Matcha online from Deliciously Matcha. They are offering Thermomix Diva readers 20% off all Matcha products with the discount code: MATCHADISCOUNT which you enter at checkout. Their website is www.deliciouslymatcha.com and they also offer free shipping Australia wide.
Thermomix Matcha Bliss Balls
Yield 15 balls
- 100g almonds
- 200g dates
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoons Culinary Matcha
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- Blitz the almonds in the Thermomix for 10 sec/speed 9.
- Take the stones out of the dates and add to the Thermomix bowl with all the other ingredients.
- Mix for 20 sec/speed 7 until the mixture comes together.
- Roll into walnut sized balls and dust with the remaining Matcha.
- Place in the fridge until ready to eat.