Matcha Energy Bites

If you’re looking for a little pick-me-up, I have the trick!

I’ve been on a bit Matcha kick lately.  I think it started with Starbucks Green Tea Lattes and the Matcha Maca Latte at The Sanctum.  Then I discovered gluten-free Matcha green tea cookies with white chocolate chips at Schmackary’s in New York City.  I purchased a bag of this green goodness, and have been adding it to my protein shakes for the past few weeks.  Now I’m exploring other ways to use it, including these Matcha Energy Bites!

They are super easy to whip together, and keep well in the fridge so they’re ready whenever you need a burst of energy.

Matcha is essentially powdered green tea, and it’s rich in antioxidants, boosts metabolism (which helps you burn calories), helps in detoxifying the body and boosting the immune system, increases energy, strengthens the immune system and the list of health benefits goes on.

I bought my Matcha here and really like this brand.

You can adjust the sweetness in these treats by adding more maple syrup to your liking.  If you do this, cut back on the coconut oil a bit so you still end up with the same amount of “liquid.”  For example if you add an extra 1/2 Tablespoon of maple syrup, cut back 1/2 Table spoon of coconut oil.  I actually like the way these taste by following the recipe below – you can really taste the matcha, which I love the flavor of.

I hope these Matcha Energy Bites bring a burst of energy and positivity to your week!

Matcha Green Tea Energy Bites

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • YIELDS 18 balls

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 4 Tablespoons almond flour
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 Tablespoon matcha green tea

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients together in a food processor.
  2. Form into 1″ balls.
  3. Store in the refrigerator.

Recipe from Living Well Mom.

2 Responses to Matcha Energy Bites

  1. Clare says:

    Lauren – I love the idea of these but don’t like coconut. Do you have any suggestion for a substitute?

    • hugsnkitchen says:

      Hi Clare! I’ve only tried these with shredded coconut, but another ground “nut” might work – perhaps cashews that have been processed into small “chunks” might provide a similar texture? There is a large quantity of shredded coconut in this recipe so they might not turn out the same. If you try it, please let me know how they taste!

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