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Cacao Matcha Energy Bites

Cacao Matcha Energy Bites

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Cacao Matcha Energy Bites

5 SIMPLE RAW INGREDIENTS 

In the last few weeks I have been trying to limit my coffee intake. Some days I can have up to 5 cups!! So in the afternoons I have moved from an iced coffee to green tea or my favorite: matcha. It's certainly not for everyone, but I love the flavor and love even more that its just as delicious iced as it is warm. One other way most people seem to be jumping onto the matcha trend is in baked goods. I'm a sucker for any kind of little energy bite that I can snack on while I work so I created a simple one with stripped down raw ingredients that is as delicious as it would be with 20.

The key to making these bites smooth and creamy is allowing the coconut and cashew mixture to combine slowly into almost a smooth butter.

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Ingredients:

2 cups raw shreddded coconut

1 cup raw cashews

1 cup raw pitted dates

1 tbsp matcha powder (Use culinary grade and save the ceremonial stuff for drinking)

2 tbsp raw cacao powder

Steps:

  1. Process shredded coconut in food processor until almost a coconut butter forms. This will take a long time nearly 10 minutes.
  2. Add cashews to the food processor and process again for nearly 10 minutes until a smooth mixture is made.
  3. Separate out half the mixture and place on the side for later
  4. Add 1/2 cup pitted dates and matcha powder to food processor and process until thoroughly mixed. Removed from food processor and place to the side.
  5. Add second half of coconut and cashew mixture to the food processor and add 1/2 cup pitted dates and cacao powder.  Process until thoroughly mixed. Removed from food processor and place to the side.
  6. Combine matcha and cacao mixtures in bite sized balls. Store in the fridge for a quick snack that gives a big boost of energy.
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