These matcha no bake energy bites pack both a wake-up and a nutritional punch. The matcha powder provides a gentle dose of caffeine, while the rest of the ingredients ensure that you get a nice balance of carbs, protein and healthy fats with this tasty snack, as well as plenty of vitamins and minerals. (Psst, there’s a video with step-by-step instructions, as well!)
Do you like Mondays? I know I don’t. When I think of Mondays, I think of a Disneyesque character (a villain, obviously) cackling evilly and shrilly screaming: “Monday mornings are eeeearly mornings! Monday mornings are eeeearly mornings!”
Suffice it to say, the alarm clock that goes off every Monday is probably one of the most unwelcome sounds. Ever. And while many would resort to drinking copious amounts of coffee, for me that’s a no-no. Coffee and I, we’re not the best of friends. The caffeine tends to kick in with a ridiculous delay, sending my heart racing and my hands shaking – without really making me feel any more awake.
So coffee’s out.
What, then, is the solution to the dreaded Monday mornings? Well, how about these wonderful wake-me-up matcha no bake energy bites? While matcha only contains about half the amount of caffeine found in coffee, it still packs a wake up punch, accompanied with that lovely green tea flavour.
Now, if you dislike green tea, these no bake energy bites might not be for you – but you could leave out the matcha and still get all of the healthy fats from the almonds and coconut oil, as well as the vitamins and minerals from the supergreens and the spirulina.
Yep, these no bake energy bites have it all – the carbohydrates and (unrefined) sugars to give you that burst of energy (which we all need in the morning), the protein from spirulina, supergreens and almonds, and the healthy fats. The white chocolate drizzle is optional, but – hey – we need all the help we can get on those groggy early mornings. Am I right, or am I right?
They are also gluten, dairy and refined sugar free, as well as vegan and paleo. Oh, have I mentioned they taste absolutely amazing? Plus, they couldn’t be easier to prepare – you just dump all of the ingredients together and mix. 5 minutes is a stretch for this recipe.
So there you have it – a wonderfully simple recipe for matcha no bake energy bites, with a lovely green tea flavour and a gentle caffeine kick for those of us that don’t drink coffee. And even if you do – these energy bites are for you, as well.
I leave you with this happy thought: at least for this week, Monday morning is over and done with. Doesn’t it feel grand?
Matcha No Bake Energy Bites (Gluten & Dairy Free, Vegan, Paleo)
- 1 cup (100 g) ground gluten free oats
- 1 cup (110 g) ground almonds (or almond flour)
- 1/4 cup (25 g) ground flaxseed (linseed)
- 1 1/2 tbsp (9 g) your favourite supergreens blend
- 1 tsp (2 g) spirulina powder
- 1/2 tbsp (3 g) matcha powder
- 1/4 cup (50 g) melted coconut oil
- 3/8 - 1/2 cup (90 g - 120 g) maple syrup (depending on how sweet you want the energy bites to be)
- 1.8 oz 50 g melted dairy free white chocolate for the drizzle (optional)
- In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients except the dairy free white chocolate, until everything is evenly distributed and you get a homogeneous mixture, dough-like in consistency.
- Roll ~ 1 - 1 1/2 tbsp of the mixture into balls, put them onto a baking tray and freeze for about 1/2 hour.
- Drizzle with melted dairy free white chocolate and return to the freezer until the chocolate has set. (optional)
- The matcha no bake energy bites keep well in a closed container in the fridge for about 1 week, and in the freezer for about 3 weeks. If you keep them in the freezer, take them out about 10 - 15 minutes until you start munching.
Looking for more no-bake deliciousness? Look no further!