Matcha and Pistachio Energy Balls

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So, I haven’t posted in a while as I’ve been trying my best to lose weight. However, as part of my cutting the calories, one of the things I’ve enjoyed making are these energy balls. They are surprisingly filling and incredibly tasty and they only take 15 minutes to make. I usually have then as a pre or post gym snack. They are also sweet enough to satisfy cravings when you are out and about when usually only a coffee and a piece of cake will do. I have to say that these particular energy balls are in the ‘deluxe’ category with their premium ingredients. I do however, also love the peanut butter energy balls on the Deliciously Ella website. The original recipe for these energy balls comes from: http://www.cookrepublic.com/pistachio-matcha-energy-snack-bliss-balls-cacao/

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Ingredients

75g raw cashew nuts

75g raw pistachios

8 Medjool dates, pitted (140g)

2 teaspoons matcha powder

¼ teaspoon ground cardamom

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 tablespoon grated lemon rind

2 tablespoons desiccated coconut

pinch of salt

raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder) to dust (optional)

Directions

Place all ingredients (except cacao powder) in the small bowl of a food processor. 

Process to a coarse or fine consistency, based on preference.

Roll into balls. You can optionally roll the balls in cacao powder for a chocolate coating.

 Energy balls will keep in an air tight container in a cool part of your kitchen for up to 4 days.

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