Healthy Matcha Energy Bites

Matcha Pistachio Energy Balls

These are my favorite energy bites when I need energy boost during busy work days.

All you need is:

  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts
  • 3-4 medjool dates
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup fine oats
  • 2 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 tbs honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, chopped (for rolling)


Method

Start with soaking the almonds and hazelnuts in water for 8-12 hours.

The medjool dates should be also soaked in water for just few minutes until they’re soft enough to puree. The soaking water could be later used in smoothies 🙂

Combine all ingredients into food processor and process for couple minutes until finely chopped and blended.

Roll the mixture into small evenly sized balls. Then roll each into the chopped pistachios.

Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge for 3-5 days in an airtight container.

Enjoy!

 

Heavenly Good Coconut Granola

coconut granola

A strive for healthy and nutritious food, this easy to make coconut granola is one of my favorite morning treats.

Here comes the recipe.

In bowl mix:

  • 2 cups fine oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup dates, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup goji berries, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup almonds, finely chopped
  • 3 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

In a saucepan, heat on stovetop:

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3cup honey
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Stir the coconut oil, honey and maple syrup until they melt and mix well.

Mix it with the bowl of dry ingredients and leave it to rest for about 15mins.

Put the mixture in a flat pan covered with parchment paper and bake for 25min at 180* C (356* F).

Allow it to cool and put it in the fridge for couple of hours before cutting into bars. Or simply stir and store in a big jar in the refrigerator.

You can prepare your workdays breakfast in just few minutes with couple of spoons granola, yogurt and fresh fruits.

Enjoy!