Looking for something to get you through that 3pm slump? These energy balls are the perfect pick me up! Why Matcha instead of coffee? The 25 mg (or so) of caffeine found in Matcha bind with L-theanine (a phytonutrient found in Matcha) to slow the body’s absorption of the caffeine. It typically lasts between 3-4 hours without the spikes and crashes. It comes on gently and leaves just as gently.
Matcha Coconut Energy Balls
1 1/2 cup gluten-free oats
1 cup shredded coconut
2 Tablespoons Matcha powder
12 Medjool dates (soaked in warm water for 10 mins and drained)
3 Tablespoons coconut butter
1 Tablespoon maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch sea salt
1/4 cup water to blend
- Add all ingredients into a food processor and process until well combined.
- You may need to stop and occasionally scrape down the sides to get the mixture moving. Add water as needed to help bind.
- Take a tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball. Repeat until mixture is finished.
- Roll the balls in extra Matcha powder (optional).
- Store in the fridge for 5-7 days.
Recipe by Kavisha Jega
Holding a Masters degree in Wellness, Kavisha works to promote optimal health and well-being by teaching people how to move away from processed foods and towards a more nourishing whole foods diet. Her educational seminars and cooking workshops draw on her knowledge of whole food cooking and passion for wellness to show everyday people that healthy eating can be easy and attainable. A lover of all things food and travel, Kavisha also has a wellness travel practice, which focuses on connecting health savvy travellers with good food by showcasing local, organic and whole food experiences all over the world.