These bites are raw, gluten free, vegan, plant-based and boosted with matcha.
Although we created Matcha Fuel to be a pre-workout, it's actually really versatile. We started experimenting with power foods to help get through the last couple hours of work or our long days at events and markets. These Matcha Superfood Energy Bites do that and much more.
Want to read more about Matcha Fuel's benefits for an effective workout? Check out this post.
There's an incredible amount of nourishment and nutritional value in these snack bites. With each bite you're getting clean energy, plant-based protein, antioxidants, adaptogenic support (stress support) and resistance to fatigue. Plus, these taste so good! It's hard to just have a couple :)
Want to dig deeper into each ingredient of Matcha Fuel and the specific benefits? Check out this post.
These are perfect to have first thing in the morning or to stash in your desk at work. We particularly like them for post-workout. All too many times we've had an amazing workout, only to devour whatever food was the most accessible when we got home! Usually that was bread, chips, crackers or spoons of peanut butter. Can you relate?? So save a Matcha Superfood Energy Bite to have after your workout and make it to breakfast/lunch or dinner without a slip up.
Now onto the recipe! It's so easy, all you need is a food processor and the following ingredients:
3 tbsp cacao nibs
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp coconut oil (room temperature is fine)
⅔ cup dates, pitted and chopped (extra if desired)
1½ - 2 tbsp Matcha Fuel powder
½ cup raw cashews
½ cup raw almonds
2 tbsp chia seeds
⅓ cup goji berries
2 tbsp shredded coconut
Place the cacao nibs into your food processor and run until the nibs are more of a coarse powder. Add the rest of the ingredients to your food processor and run until you have a thick sticky mixture that you can roll into balls. Press firmly and they should stick together. If it's too crumbly, you can add more dates. We try to go easy on the dates and prefer the balls to be a touch crumbly.
Roll into as many balls as you can get out of the mixture. Place on parchment paper and stick them into the fridge for an hour.
recipe adapted from The Grateful Grazer.
What's your favourite superfood powder?