These energy balls are a great snack to have when you are feeling peckish between meals, great as a lunchbox filler too. Protein rich due to the sesame powder coupled with the health benefits of Matcha, these energy balls are great at boosting low energy levels without giving you a spike in sugars. The cinnamon addition also aids digestion as well as curbing your appetite. You can also make a peanut version – see note below.
1 cup sunflower seeds
4 Tbsp sesame flour (I used Sukrin)
1 tsp good quality matcha
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
4 large pitted medjool dates
1 ½ Tbsp raw coconut oil
3 Tbsp water
Place sunflower seeds, sesame flour, medjool dates, cinnamon and matcha in a food processor. Process until you have a crumb like texture. Add in coconut oil and process until mixture comes together when pressed. Finally add in water and process to form a dough like consistency. If you feel the mixture is a little sticky. Leave for a couple of minutes and then roll into balls.
Makes 8-10 depending on size (and how much you devour while making)
Store in Fridge for up to 7 days.
Alternative – replace the 4 Tbsp Sesame Flour and cinnamon with 3 Tbsp Peanut flour