If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that I’m forever trying to beat the 3pm slump. My body has come to expect some sort of jolt back to reality with a quick fix of caffeine. On most days, I settle for microwaved coffee, or diet coke. On other days, I make a delicious matcha latte, but lately I’ve been making matcha energy bites with Kiwami Greens, and let me tell you these little bites not only help me feel energized, they also pack a pretty powerful nutritional punch. That, and they taste like a sweet heavenly treat!
Kiwami Greens (visit here for more information) is inspired by Aojiru, a traditional Japanese greens blend made of young barley leaf, ashitaba and matcha—an incredible powerhouse of vitamins and nutrition. This Japanese vegetable powder is packed with calcium, vitamins B, C, and E, iron, fiber, and folic and amino acids. (Check out just how much nutritional value is in each packet here.) This greens powder is an easy and delicious way to incorporate goodness into your lifestyle. You can simply add the Kiwami Greens to almond milk for a sweet, matcha infused treat.
But, if you’re looking for something yummy and on the go, make these delicious matcha energy bites, and keep them in the fridge for when the slump hour strikes.
6 dates pitted
1/2 cup peanut or cashew butter
1/4 cup chia seeds ( this time I used a packet I bought that also contained Amaranth and Flexseed, that’s what you see pictured).
1 tsp coconut oil
1 packet of Kiwami Greens ( or 2 tbsp of matcha powder)
1/4 cup finely shredded coconut
Add dates, peanut butter, chia and flexseed mix, coconut oil and 1 Kiwami Greens packet in a food processor. Blend until the mixture is relatively blended. Take out the blade. Then gather small bites of “batter” by hand and roll into a ball. If the mixture falls apart, refrigerate for 15 minutes and try again.
Empty another packet of Kiwami Greens into a bowl and roll each bite in the greens, and then top with extra coconut shavings. Eat immediately or store in the fridge to enjoy later!
The dates make these bites sweet, while not overpowering the matcha flavor. Want Kiwami Greens delivered monthly straight to your door? Visit here and save 10% by using the promo code SUMMER10.