Here’s the recipe for the matcha bliss balls I made for the FreePeople Movement event I hosted with my friend Minna, of Living Minnaly. They were quite a hit and my matcha connoisseur of a friend, Jocelynne Flor also said they were they best matcha bliss balls she’s ever had! Luckily, I did write down the recipe as I made them, so I’m sharing it with you so you can make it at home. I know quinoa sounds weird but I actually used quinoa flour as a binder (I typically use oats, extra nuts, or occasionally coconut flour). I had some leftover quinoa flour from making desserts last week so I thought I’d toss it in and see how it went. The result was a toasty flavour added to the bliss ball, along with some extra nutrients and protein from the quinoa. It also added some texture with a few toasty pieces (primarily because I didn’t do a great job of sifting through the quinoa flour apparently).
¼ cup raw almonds
¾ cup raw pistachios
¼ cup toasted quinoa flour (see step 1 for instructions to make your own)
1 tbsp matcha, more as you like
1 tsp vanilla extract
15 medjool dates, pitted
a teaspoon of hot water, if needed
1. make quinoa flour by toasting raw quinoa on a nonstick pan on medium heat, moving it around with a spatula until it becomes golden brown (keep an eye on this, it burns quickly if you don’t pay attention!). allow the quinoa to cool completely then transfer to a blender and blend on high until a fine flour forms. sift through the flour to remove any large pieces.
2. add your nuts and quinoa flour to your food processor or blender and process until it becomes broken down. add matcha powder and pulse a few more times to evenly distribute.
3. add your dates and vanilla extract and pulse until mixture begins to pull away from sides of your machine and can easily stick together if you squish the mixture between your fingers. if the mixture is too dry, you can add a little hot water, additional dates or nut butter/coconut oil. if the mixture is too wet, add additional quinoa flour and/or nuts.
4. roll into balls and dust with additional matcha powder if you’d like!
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BY Remy • May 21, 2018
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