These energy bars are just delightful and surpass any mass-produced options that you find in your health stores or Organic Supermarket. Plus they are easy to make. The Matcha Green Tea and the Fat and high Protein content (fuller-for-longer) make these bars a fantastic guilt-free pick-me-up snack, with only a Glycaemic Load of 8.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 bars)
· 25 g Coconut Oil
· 1 Tsp Coconut Butter (or Almond Butter, etc.) – refrigerated overnight
· 3 Tbsp Chia Seeds
· 100 ml full fat coconut milk (refrigerated overnight, and scoop the hardened part)
· ¼ Tsp Matcha Green Tea (+ ½ Tsp for sprinkling)
· ¼ Tsp ground Cinnamon
· 1 Tbsp Raw Whey Protein
· 1 Tsp Pure Vanilla Powder (or Extract)
· 50 g White Chocolate (to sweeten. Melt on bain-marie with vanilla, then scoop with silicon spatula)
or 2 Tbsp Agave (or Brown Rice) Syrup
· 2 handful Oat Flakes
· 1 handful Goji Berries
· 3 Tbsp Brown Rice Flour
Melt white chocolate on bain-marie. During this time, mix all ingredients together (up to the Vanilla extract), until smooth using a hand mixer or by whisking energetically.
Incorporate gently the melted White Chocolate, Oat flakes, and Goji, and then place in the fridge overnight (or at least 2 hours).
Place the mix on a sheet of parchment paper, and roll gently to the desired thickness (1.5’’), then sprinkle with the ½ Tsp of Matcha and the Brown Rice Flour.
You can also make the bars without the Oat Flakes if you wish to not have grains.
Cut, using a sharp knife (passed quickly under hot water – for a neater cut), 8 bars of identical size. Dip the sides in the remaining Rice Flour-Matcha on the parchment sheet.
Keep refrigerated. You can wrap each bar in parchment paper.
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