Almond Matcha Energy Bites with Chia Seeds


These super-green almond matcha energy bites are power-packed with nutrients, flavor and lush, beautiful color. Featuring chia seeds, coconut, a rich medjool date base that pulls it all together, and organic almond extract that really makes the flavor shine.


Total Time: 15 mins Hands-on Time: 15 mins Makes: 9 servings


Ingredients:


1/8 teaspoon Simply Organic Almond Extract

1 cup raw pistachios

11 medjool dates, pitted (about 2/3 cup packed)

2 tablespoons coconut oil, room temperature

1/2 tablespoon matcha powder + 1/2 teaspoon for topping

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1/4 cup coconut flakes, for topping


Directions:


1. In a food processor, place pistachios and dates. Pulse until finely chopped.

2. Add coconut oil and 1/2 tablespoon matcha powder. Pulse until combined.

3. Remove processor blade and stir in chia seeds and almond extract.

4. Roll mixture by heaping tablespoons into golf-size balls and place on a sheet of parchment or waxed paper.

5. In a spice grinder (or your food processor if it can process small quantities), add coconut flakes and 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder. Pulse until well blended and transfer to a shallow bowl.

6. Roll bites in matcha-coconut mixture, and enjoy!

7. Store energy bites in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


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