We climbed our way to the middle of the week guys. It’s all downhill to the weekend from here, right? St. Patrick’s Day is only a week away, so you better believe I’m busting out some green food, like these yummy Matcha Coconut Energy Bites! Every time I make something with matcha, I’m always slightly surprised at just how much I love it. I know I love green tea but I think I have this expectation that matcha has an excessively earthy flavor…but it doesn’t! It a rich green tea flavor with this amazing lingering sweetness. Especially when it’s mixed in with the gentle flavors of honey and coconut in these energy bites 😉
I tried making these bites two ways – one blended up in the food processor and one with the oats left whole. I highly recommend using the food processor because that method makes it a lot easier to form the balls, plus I just liked the texture better! I also highly recommend a little drizzle of white chocolate over top. And do your best to not get addicted to these bad boys like I did…
Fun fact: the piece of wood that I photographed these on is from an old treehouse my dad and I built in the woods when I was a kid. It’s all covered in moss now and makes for a fun backdrop for these green balls! Thanks Dad for sending it to me 🙂
Matcha Coconut Energy Balls
- 3/4 cup rolled oats (60 grams)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (40 grams)
- 1 scoop PEScience Select Vegan Vanilla Indulgence Protein Powder (28 grams)
- 1 tbsp matcha powder (6 grams)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds (12 grams)
- 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (2.67 oz)
- 2 tbsp honey (42 grams)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted (13 grams)
Optional Toppings (Not Included in Nutriton Info)
- white chocolate, melted
- additional shredded coconut
Add oats, coconut, protein powder, and chia seeds to a food processor. Pulse until only small bits remain (doesn't need to be totally powdered).
Add remaining ingredients and pulse until combined. Transfer to a bowl and use your hands or a cookie scoop to scoop out even portions, then squeeze them in your hands and roll into 1" balls.
If desired, drizzle melted white chocolate over top or roll in additional coconut flakes.
Place in a resealable container to set up for at least 1 hour before serving.