Matcha Chocolate Protein Bites

This fabulous recipe was shared by Alicia Lewis at Kitchen Takeovers. Alicia aims to make “cooking fun, simple and achievable”. These bites would be perfect after a long run or a late night gym session so check out her recipe and get making!

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Truffles, energy balls, energy bites – call them what you will, let’s face it these gluten-free, dairy-free, no added sugar-free balls of goodness are guilt-free and oh so delicious. And really, is that not what we all want to hear?

These little balls of goodness, will not only satisfy a sweet tooth, they are fantastic for fibre, protein, medium chained fatty acids, and antioxidants. Not to mention the many vitamins and minerals that will help your body meet its nutritional needs. So whether you are a runner, gym bunny, dvd or action workout hero, try them and give your body what it craves!

Ingredients

*Makes 12*

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 3 tablespoon maca powder
  • 2 tablespoon flaxseed powder
  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder (add less if you are not use to the taste)
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs or dark chocolate chunks
  • 2 tablespoon goji berries
  • 2 tablespoon nut butter (I used chunky peanut butter)
  • 2 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut water or dairy free milk

Coating:

  • Dark chocolate melted
  • Chopped mixed nuts
  • Desiccated coconut
  • Sesame seeds

Method

Place all the dry ingredients in a large clean bowl, and mix together well.

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Stir the coconut water or milk with nut butter and mix well, add this to the dry ingredients.

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The mixture should start coming together, add the coconut oil and using your hands work the mixture till it is just forming a dough. If you find the dough too dry, just add a tablespoonful of water at a time till you get the consistency you want.

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Leave to rest, and start melting the chocolate for the coating. Put a sauce pan on medium heat with water and a clean bowl on top. Break the chocolate up and place in the bowl over the saucepan with water.

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Stir the chocolate pieces to help them melt uniformly, be careful no water from the steam gets into the chocolate! this should take about 5 minutes, remove from the heat, give it a final stir to make sure all the chocolate has melted. Now you are ready to start the fun!

Pour some desiccated coconut in a small bowl, do the same with the sesame seeds and chopped mixed nuts in separate bowls.

Take a teaspoon full of the mixture  at a time, roll it in the palm of your hands to form a small ball, you should get about 12 from the mixture, put the balls on a large clean plate.

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Using a couple of spoons place the balls one at a time in the chocolate first, then coat in the various toppings.

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I left two with just dark chocolate and the rest with different toppings.

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Put the plate in the fridge with the balls, they will need about an hour or more for the chocolate to set fully. Or if you are a bit impatient stick them in the freezer if you have space.

After an hour they should be ready to handle and eat…Done!

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Bon Appétit!!

You can find more of Alicia and her great recipe’s here:

Twitter: @KTakeovers

Blog: kitchentakeovers.blogspot.co.uk

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Written by Charlotte

Founder at The Mummy Toolbox

6 Comments

  • Armida (#)
    February 15th, 2016

    Ugh soooo yummy! Next week is my nephew’s birthday. I will definitely try this recipe for dessert.

  • Jane Sebastian (#)
    February 9th, 2016

    Looks yummy and healthy! I will bookmark your recipe and will try this on a weekend with the help of my kids. They do love baking like their mommy.

  • Beth (#)
    November 20th, 2015

    These look delicious.
    Thanks for linking up with #justanotherlinky

  • Something Crunchy Mummy (#)
    November 18th, 2015

    These look and sound amazing! Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

  • Anca (#)
    November 16th, 2015

    They look delicious and they are very healthy too. Great idea.

  • Nadia - ScandiMummy (#)
    November 14th, 2015

    These look delicious! Will have to try them out. #justanotherlinky

    Nadia – ScandiMummy x

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