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Matcha Pistachio Bliss Balls (gluten-free)

Enjoy the health benefits of matcha green tea with these matcha pistachio bliss balls! They’re power packed little balls of goodness.

Matcha pistachio bliss balls. Gluten-free, paleo and vegan.

This week is all about matcha! Did you see my post on the 5 Awesome Health Benefits of Matcha Green Tea? If not, go check it out. ‘Cause then you’ll want to make these pistachio matcha bliss balls stat.

If you’re new to the world of matcha, my advice is to ease into it. Given matcha’s slightly bitter, somewhat umami, grassy flavor, I’ll be the first to admit that it’s an acquired taste. BUT, once you fall in love with it, you fall hard. Trust me. And you’ll find yourself sprinkling matcha on everything, making iced matcha and salted caramel lattes, blending it in smoothies and generally doing the matcha happy dance.

For newbie matcha friends and lovers alike – you surely can’t go wrong with these pistachio matcha bliss balls. First, they’re bliss balls – and everyone loves bliss balls, right? Second, they’re packed with nutrients and antioxidants from the matcha, pistachios, dates, almonds and coconut.

They’re also refined sugar free and the perfect sweet, healthy snack. One or two will satisfy your hunger and sweet tooth in one fell swoop. Green balls of bliss + matcha happy dance = the perfect treat.

Enjoy!

Matcha pistachio bliss balls. Gluten-free, paleo and vegan.matcha pistachio bliss balls

Matcha pistachio bliss balls. Gluten-free, paleo and vegan.Matcha pistachio bliss balls. Gluten-free, paleo and vegan.matcha pistachio bliss balls

matcha pistachio bliss balls

Matcha Pistachio Bliss Balls
 
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Serves: 14 balls
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  1. Place all the ingredients (except the last ¼ cup pistachios) into a food processor. Process for one minute or until finely chopped and blended.
  2. Using a cookie scoop, scoop out balls of mixture. Roll between your hands to create evenly sized balls.
  3. When all balls have been rolled, roll them again through the chopped pistachios and press firmly into the balls.
  4. Refrigerate for 15 minutes then enjoy.

 

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24 comments on “Matcha Pistachio Bliss Balls (gluten-free)”

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  4. I don’t have in my country matcha powder, is there any substitute instead of it?
    thanks

    • If you’re looking for something with similar health benefits to matcha powder, you might try moringa powder. If you do, let me know how it turns out! You could also leave the matcha out entirely, and just make these pistachio bliss balls. :)

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  8. Hi Lisa – this looks great! Would I be able to sub the coconut oil for olive or avacado oil? Or anyhtign else?

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  14. Hi Lisa. Can you tell me if culinary matcha has the same health qualities as better quality matcha? I like to drink it every morning. And if course it doesn’t taste as good as the ceremonial one (I had it in Japan) but I’m ok to drink it for health.

    • Hi Shonali – if you’re drinking it straight, I’d opt for ceremonial grade for it’s more delicate flavor (and probably more similar to what you had in Japan). But if you’re mixing it in anything like smoothies, bliss balls or cooking with it, culinary grade is best. That’s when you actually need to the stronger flavor profile. As for health qualities, I’ve read that ceremonial is slightly more nutritionally-dense, but both are still great options. :) x

      • dear lisa. thank you so much for replying. it’s a great relief to hear that i don’t have to bust the bank to drink my matcha! i actually drink it straight with hot water first thing in the morning and while the culinary grade is tasteless, it is not at all unpleasant. and at 5 dollars (from the japan market in west LA) – i’ll stick with it since you say it’s only slightly less nutritional.
        i’m glad my matcha quest led me to your awesome website and i have signed up to it.
        thank you for putting out helpful health information.
        love and light
        shonali

      • My pleasure! Glad you found me as well! :) x

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