February 22, 2018

Coconut Matcha Energy Bars

Coconut Matcha Bliss Bar with collagen

Oh, my word. Ladies and gentlemen... enter into my newest creation and obsession-- The Matcha Bar! I literally just devoured one so I am in full out matcha heaven at the moment, so let me bask in my enthusiasm. 

As far as match lattes go, I can take them or leave them. I'd just usually rather have coffee! With that being said, the health benefits of matcha are so superior that I did buy some matcha powder a while back and have been determined to make the most out of it, adding a teaspoon in smoothies, and such. When I saw Rafia from Eat With Raf post a matcha ball recipe I was excited to try it out. Since then, I've adapted the recipe and have been making them non-stop! They are seriously the perfect afternoon treat. You can full out satisfy your sweet craving, skip the extra coffee and enjoy a jolt of alertness without the crash.  If that's not enough let me describe these bars further. You have a touch of sweetness from the honey, a pinch of vanilla flavour, and pure coconut bliss! Tell me that isn't enough yum to go out and make them right now? Also, they literally take eight minutes to prepare. I know this because I timed it. 

Okay-- so those health benefits of matcha I was speaking of... Curious? I'll break it down and then, YES, I'll share the recipe!

**Detoxifying -- bursting with chlorophyll which is a detox agent
**Antioxidant -- more antioxidants than regular green tea to fight cancer and fight inflammation
**Chilled energy -- burst of alertness/energy without the crash
** Fat burning --  boosts that metabolism 

Matcha Coconut Bars
*this recipe makes about 7 bars, you may want to double it!

1/2 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
2 tablespoons of almond flour
1 tablespoon of Vital Proteins Vanilla + Coconut Water Collagen Peptides (if you don't have you can add either another scoop of almond flour plus a dash of vanilla extract, or a scoop of vanilla protein powder)
1.5 tablespoon honey (I just use a heaping spoonful)
1/2 tablespoon of ceremonial grade matcha powder (I use Genuine Tea because it's not too bitter, and they are Canadian based) 
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon hemp hearts 
2 tablespoon dried goji berries (optional)

 ** totally optional: I added a handful of Bran Buds for a little extra fiber and ended up loving the crunch! 

1. Add coconut, almond flour, collagen, honey, hemp hearts, coconut oil and dried gojis to blender and pulse until combined
2. You could roll mixture in balls, or press down into pan 
3. Sprinkle some whole gojis, and dried coconut on top
4. Chill in fridge to set and cut when cold

Do you love matcha? Let me know if you'll try these. Even if you're not a matcha lover, I totally think this will have you hooked! 

Coconut Matcha Energy Bars

Coconut Matcha Energy Bars


1 comment

  1. These are so good, I recommend everyone make these and I loved the added crunch! Thanks so much Gab ��


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