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Matcha Green Tea Energy Bites


5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 18 balls
These Matcha Green Tea Energy Balls are sweet and nutty, and packed with antioxidant powerhouse- matcha green tea. They are also SUPER easy to throw together, making them the perfect choice for a healthy snack.


  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled or quick oats - gluten-free, if desired
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 pound soft medjool dates - pitted (if not soft, soak in water for 30 minutes and drain)
  • 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk


  • In a food processor, add the oats and raw cashews. Blend on high speed until broken into very fine pieces; about 30 seconds.
    Raw cashews and oats blended together in a food processor.
  • Next add the pitted dates, matcha green tea powder, and almond milk.
  • Blend on high speed for about 1 minute, until thoroughly combined. The mixture will eventually form into a ball. Remove blade from food processor and form into small balls using your hands, about 1 1/4 inch wide.
    A food processor filled with dates, cashews, oats, and green tea powder.
  • This recipe makes about 18 balls. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for about a week.
    A white plate filled with green tea energy bites.


  • You can find matcha green tea in some specialty stores, such as Trader Joe's or Whole Foods, on Amazon, or at your local spice store.
  • Be sure to buy matcha green tea powder (and not regular green tea- it will not work for this recipe). Matcha green tea is stronger and also much healthier than regularly brewed green tea.
  • Matcha generally stays fresh 8-9 months after purchase. The color of the matcha powder should be bright green. If the color is not bright green, but more of a darker brown color, it is most likely expired.
  • If you are wondering if you can roll the finished energy balls in the matcha green tea (similar to other energy ball recipes where they are rolled in coconut or cocoa), this is NOT recommended for this recipe, as the taste will be very bitter.
  • If you want an even stronger matcha tea taste, you can add extra matcha (in 1/4 teaspoon increments).


Serving: 1energy ball | Calories: 82kcal | Protein: 1.6g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1.4mg | Sodium: 3.3mg | Sugar: 8.5g
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