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M A T C H A Energy Bites

May 15, 2019

Energy bites with matcha? Yes! This happened and they are sooo good! You might think this is taking matcha too far but wait until you try these yummy little balls of peanut butter, chocolate, and matcha all rolled up into an easy nutritious bite!

These are the perfect little bite of energy and great for a healthy on-the-go snack providing a punch of healthy good-for-you ingredients. The matcha flavor is so subtle that besides the energy balls being slightly greenish, you may not even realize you’re eating matcha but you’ll reap all the health benefits! Plus, all the other ingredients are wholesome and good for you like whole grains from oats and omega-3’s from chia seeds. These bites are tad sweet from the honey and dark chocolate pieces and deliciously flavored by the peanut butter! Did I mention this recipe is gluten-free and vegan!

What are the health benefits of matcha? Read my previous post: Top Benefits of Matcha.

These little bites are incredibly addicting and two-bite size makes it perfect for popping into your mouth for a quick boost of energy. Best of all these are super simple to make and no-bake. I repeat: NO-BAKE! Plus a one-bowl clean up, double win! All the ingredients go in the food processor and rolled into bite-size balls and boom you’ve got yourself a tasty treat!

HOW TO MAKE THE SIMPLEST MATCHA ENERGY BITES:

Pulse your oats and coconut flakes.

Add in peanut butter, chocolate, honey, chia seeds, and matcha powder. But feel free to change it up how you like; almond butter, maple syrup, white chocolate or flaxseeds.

Pulse everything up, until it resembles a course crumble. Now your ready for rolling your bites.

Once all your dough is rolled into little balls, pop into the freezer to harden up. I store mine in a zip lock baggie in the fridge but you could leave them in the freezer too. The dough makes about 25 little balls.

That’s it! How simple was that!? Now you have a nutritious and wholesome energy snack that is much better for you then a highly processed protein bar or energy drink. I hope you make these and if you do be sure to tag @platefulnutrition!

Want more matcha? Check out this creamy warm Matcha Latte recipe!

Not sure what matcha is? Well, I did an entire blog post on this green “super” powder, click here to read it!


Yields25 Servings

 2 cups oats
 2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
 ½ cup peanut butter
 ½ cup honey
 ¼ cup chia seeds
 1 tbsp flaxseed, ground
 1 tsp Matcha powder
 ¼ tsp salt
 ½ tsp vanilla
 ½ cup dark chocolate chips

PREPARATION
1

In a food processor, pulse oats and coconut to course grounds

2

Add peanut butter, honey , chia seeds, flaxseed, matcha, salt, vanilla, and chocolate chips into food processor with oat mixture. Pulse until chocolate chips are tiny & dispersed and mixture is well mixed

3

Roll mixture into small balls and place on cookie sheet. Once balls are rolled, place cookie sheet in freezer and freeze until solid. Store in zip lock baggie or airtight container in freezer or refrigerator

Ingredients

 2 cups oats
 2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
 ½ cup peanut butter
 ½ cup honey
 ¼ cup chia seeds
 1 tbsp flaxseed, ground
 1 tsp Matcha powder
 ¼ tsp salt
 ½ tsp vanilla
 ½ cup dark chocolate chips

Directions

PREPARATION
1

In a food processor, pulse oats and coconut to course grounds

2

Add peanut butter, honey , chia seeds, flaxseed, matcha, salt, vanilla, and chocolate chips into food processor with oat mixture. Pulse until chocolate chips are tiny & dispersed and mixture is well mixed

3

Roll mixture into small balls and place on cookie sheet. Once balls are rolled, place cookie sheet in freezer and freeze until solid. Store in zip lock baggie or airtight container in freezer or refrigerator

MATCHA ENERGY BITES

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