Matcha Mint Chip Power Bites (Paleo, Gluten-Free)

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My matcha mint chip power bites are the perfect snack! Matcha comes from the same plant as green tea but since it is made from the entire leaf, it packs in a more concentrated amount of antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds. Matcha powder can stand on its own, but why we can take it up a notch by adding cordyceps mushrooms, ashwagandha, ginger, and wheatgrass.

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

We love enjoying these as a snack in between meals! Each ball is loaded with antioxidants thanks to our Mindful Matcha powder and these power bites are naturally sweetened with dates, no added sugars here!

By Liz Lederman
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Matcha Mint Chip Power Bites (Paleo, Gluten-Free)

  • Prep Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Cook Time: n/a
  • Servings: 10-12 balls

Ingredients

3/4 cup superfine almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flakes
1/4 cup cacao nibs or mini dark chocolate chips
8 pitted medjool dates
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon filtered water
2 teaspoons Further Food Mindful Matcha Powder
1/2 teaspoon organic peppermint extract
sprinkle of pink himalayan salt

Instructions

  1. To a food processor or high powered blender, blend medjool dates until the dates form into a ball. Scoop out and set aside.

  2. To the food processor, add the rest of the ingredients except the cacao nibs and blend until a fine meal is achieved – about 20-30 seconds.

  3. Add the dates back in and blend until fully incorporated: not crumbly, not tacky, but more moldable. If the mixture is too dry, add 1 tsp water in increments. Be sure to taste the dough for the desired flavor. Personally, I like to add more peppermint extract to the dough.

  4. Take the mixture out of the processor and transfer to a small bowl. Fold in cacao nibs or chocolate chips.

  5. Scoop out 1 tablespoon amount and form into a ball. Repeat until all dough is formed into balls.

  6. Chill in refrigerator for 10-15 minutes before serving.

  7. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week in the refrigerator or freezer for up to 1 month.

To a food processor or high powered blender, blend medjool dates until the dates form into a ball. Scoop out and set aside. To the food processor, add the rest of the ingredients except the cacao nibs and blend until a fine meal is achieved – about 20-30 seconds. Add the dates back in and blend until fully incorporated: not crumbly, not tacky, but more moldable. If the mixture is too dry, add 1 tsp water in increments. Be sure to taste the dough for the desired flavor. Personally, I like to add more peppermint extract to the dough. Take the mixture out of the processor and transfer to a small bowl. Fold in cacao nibs or chocolate chips. Scoop out 1 tablespoon amount and form into a ball. Repeat until all dough is formed into balls. Chill in refrigerator for 10-15 minutes before serving. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week in the refrigerator or freezer for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: Calories: 128; Total Fat: 8 g; Saturated Fat: 4 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 1680 mg; Potassium: 144 mg; Carbohydrate: 15 g; Fiber: 3 g; Sugar: 11 g; Protein: 2 g

Nutrition Bonus:

Vitamin C: 0%; Vitamin A: 1%; Iron: 2%; Calcium: 3%

 

Start enjoying the antioxidant benefits of our Mindful Matcha!

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