Energy bites are the cutest little breakfast or snack on the go! Including energy-boosting ingredients make Matcha Hemp Energy Bites fuel for your fire!
If you follow me on social media, or read my last What I Ate Wednesday post, you may remember that I eliminated coffee from my diet last week. This is not a permanent change, but rather helped me gauge how the coffee made me feel. I definitely noticed a difference in my stomach discomfort and energy levels throughout the day. I’ll drink coffee again. In fact, I had a small cup this weekend. But for now, I’m going to continue trying out some more natural energy sources.
Enter, energy bites. Little nuggets of fuel-providing goodness. You can pack them full of healthy fats like nuts and seeds, natural sugar like dates or honey, and add as many powders and potions as your heart desires. They’re about as perfect as perfect gets, plus, they’re shaped like balls so there’s also that…
I have another energy bites recipe that I loooove to have on hand for sudden snack attacks! But, alas, it has espresso. This time around, I chose to go with a more natural caffeine source… Matcha. If you’ve never had it before, this green powder is just the ground up version of green tea leaves. By consuming the whole leaf and not just steeping it in water, you get the full antioxidant value. You also get the amino acid L-Theanine, which prevents jitters and has a calming effect.
Now that we’ve selected our preferred caffeine source (I should mention, you definitely don’t have to add caffeine to energy bites!), it’s time to pack these balls full of healthy fats! For this recipe, I snuck in a whole slew of Omega 3’s and 6’s, as well as a ton of protein, by adding Manitoba Harvest hemp seeds. Yes, you read that right, we’re talking about the seeds of everyone’s favorite mile-high plant. And these babies are definitely going to get you high… on energy! 😉
But seriously, industrial hemp foods contain less that 0.003% THC and will not give you a buzz or cause you to fail a drug test. What they will do is fill you up with all 10 essential amino acids, 10g protein per serving, and an array of other vitamins and nutrients. That’s a lot of plant power!
Manitoba Harvest is arguably the largest name in the hemp hearts industry. They have a full line of products, are committed to quality, and provide the public with robust hemp-ucation through their Hemp Academy. That kind of transparency is exactly why I choose to invest in their products above others. Oh, and they make good shiz!
Make some Matcha Hemp Energy Bites and get your booty moving!!
Energy bites are the cutest little breakfast or snack on the go! Including some energy-boosting ingredients make these Matcha Hemp Energy Bites fuel for your fire!
- 1 cup almond flour
- ¼ cup hemp seeds, plus more for rolling
- 3 Tbs. maple syrup
- 2 Tbs. coconut butter, or coconut oil
- 2 tsp. matcha powder
- Pinch of salt
- Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until the mixture is somewhat smooth and clumps together when squeezed.
- Roll into 1” balls, then in additional hemp seeds, and chill until firm. Store in the fridge or freezer in an air-tight container.
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