Enjoy green Tahini Energy Balls coated in sesame seeds. They are packed with nutrients and fiber thanks to wholesome ingredients such as chickpea flour, matcha, dates, and more! A perfect energy booster and snack on the go that is entirely vegan, gluten free, and refined sugar free.
💡 The recipe in a nutshell
- Vegan (eggless and dairy free)
- Gluten free and refined sugar free
- Super easy and quick to make
- Homemade snack
- Loaded with superfood ingredients
- Rich and very filling
Chickpea Flour: Chickpea Flour is ground dried whole chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans. It's full of protein and fiber. Moreover, it is full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It has fewer calories than regular flour, yet is more filling and will help you to stay full longer.
Coconut Flour: Coconut flour is made from dried and ground coconut flesh. It is rich in protein, fiber and beneficial fats. It may promote healthy digestion, heart health. Additionally it may have antibacterial properties. Coconut Flour gives a slight coconutt-y sweetness and grain-y texture to the bliss balls.
Tahini: Tahini is a paste made from toasted, ground sesame seeds with a a light and nutty flavor. It is full of healthy fats (anti-inflammatory monounsaturated fats), vitamins and minerals. The creamy paste is full of antioxidants and has antibacterial qualities. Furthermore it may strengthen your nervous system and helps protecting your liver and kidney function. In this recipe it gives moisture and creamy-ness to the balls.
🍬 Natural sweeteners
Medjool Dates: Medjool dates are rich in natural sugars, fiber, and several vitamins and minerals. Moreover Medjool dates contain antioxidants and nutrients that may lower your risk of heart disease. In addition they may promote digestion and heart health. They are giving these bliss balls a sticky texture, making rolling the dough into balls easy, but most importantly they act as a natural sweetener.
Maple Syrup: If the sweetness of the dates is not enough for your taste add maple syrup. In the same vein, maple syrup acts as a more natural sweetener in this recipe. It contains a small number of minerals, such as manganese and zinc and contains several antioxidants.
🟢 Green color
To boost these energy balls with nutrition and green color add matcha powder, or your favorite powdered dietary supplement, such as Nested Naturals “Super Greens”.
Store in an air-tight container in your fridge for up to a week. Freeze in a freezer-friendly container or bag for up to 1 month. To thaw store in the fridge overnight, or on the countertop.
Tahini Energy Balls (vegan + refined sugar free)
- food processor, or high speed blender
- 40 g chickpea flour (¼ cup)
- 40 g coconut flour (⅓ cup)
- 5 pitted and softened medjool dates
- 120 g tahini (½ cup)
- 3 teaspoon matcha powder (sub: 1 scoop of your favorite powdered dietary supplement)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup optional
- sesame seeds for coating
- Add all ingredients to your food processor and blend until a thick but moldable cookie dough-like texture forms. Scrape down sides as needed. If the mixture is too thick or crumbly, add more tahini. If the mixture is too wet, add more chickpea flour and pulse.
- Scoop out 1 tablespoon amounts and gently roll into balls. Repeat until all dough is formed into balls. Roll balls through sesame seeds to coat. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes before eating.
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