Creamy Matcha Bars (Gluten & Grain Free, Naturally Sweetened)

Creamy Matcha Bars (Gluten & Grain Free, Naturally Sweetened)

No-bake Creamy Matcha Bars are delicious and so easy to make with only 5 ingredients needed! They are perfect for a mid-day snack or end of a meal treat. Best part is, you can feel good about enjoying these creamy matcha bars since they’re sweetened with honey.

Honey (and maple syrup) is a great alternative to refined sugar and artificial sweeteners when you’re looking to create healthy desserts, treats or snacks.

Did you know consuming high amounts of refined sugar and artificial sweeteners can contribute to IBS and other digestive system disorders.

Most artificial sweeteners cause symptoms of indigestion, including gas, bloating, cramping and constipation.

A big step you can take towards creating a healthier gut and supporting digestion is to remove refined sugar and artificial sweeteners from your diet and use small amounts of unrefined natural sweeteners like honey and maple syrup instead – if needed.

Now it’s time to give these creamy and super satisfying bars a try!

Creamy matcha bars

Here’s what you need for creamy matcha bars

Shredded coconut, unsweetened
Coconut oil
Coconut butter/manna
Honey
Matcha green tea

Pair my Creamy Matcha Bars with a hot matcha latte or cold matcha latte for a morning or mid-day boost!

AND if you love these bars, you’ve got to try my Coconut Lemon Bars!

Creamy Matcha Bars

Creamy Matcha Bars

No-bake Creamy Matcha Bars are delicious and so easy to make with only 5 ingredients needed! They are perfect for a mid-day snack or end of a meal treat. Best part is, you can feel good about enjoying these creamy matcha bars since they're sweetened with honey.
Gluten, grain & dairy free. Paleo & plant-based.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Refrigerate/Freeze: 1 hr
Course: Snack/Treat
Cuisine: Paleo, Plant-Based
Servings: 12 medium bars

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cups shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter/manna, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp. matcha green tea

Instructions
 

  • Line an 8 x 8-inch or 8 x 10-inch pan or glass tupperware with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add all ingredients and mix into a thick batter. If it's too crumbly, add a little extra honey or a tiny bit of water.
  • Pour the mixture into the lined pan/tupperware. Using your hands or a spoon, press firmly into place. Refrigerate or freeze until firm (1-hour or so).
  • Cut into bars and enjoy! Store leftovers in the fridge.
Keyword bars, coconut, dairy free, gluten free, grain free, matcha, sugar free

Creamy matcha bars

 

Maca Matcha Smoothie (Plant-Based, Dairy Free, Hormone Balancing)

Maca Matcha Smoothie (Plant-Based, Dairy Free, Hormone Balancing)

DID YOU KNOW? Maca is a root vegetable in the Radish family that is known for its hormone balancing effects.

Maca is an endocrine adaptogen, meaning that it does not contain any hormones, but rather it contains the nutrients necessary to support normal hormone production.

This root has been studied to help enhance fertility, normalize symptoms of premenstrual/menstrual symptoms, as well as the symptoms of menopause including hot flashes, night sweats, cramps, fatigue and lethargy.

You can easily add maca to your diet by blending it into a smoothie. Try this Maca Matcha Smoothie. Look for gelatinized maca for easier digestion and absorption.

Maca Matcha Smoothie

INGREDIENTS: (serves 1)
1 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
1 frozen banana
1 tsp. matcha tea
1 tsp. maca powder
1 tsp. honey (optional)
Ice cubes (recommended if your banana isn’t frozen)

BOOST your smoothie with collagen! Add 1-2 scoops Whole Body Collagen.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

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Creamy Matcha Green Tea Latte

Creamy Matcha Green Tea Latte

How does a warm cup of anti-aging sound?

Matcha contains all of green tea’s benefits in the most concentrated form – amplifying the health benefits of this superfood.

Matcha is loaded with polyphenol compounds called catechins, a type of antioxidant, making it a powerful anti-aging tea.

In addition, studies have linked green tea to a variety of health benefits, like helping to prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer, and even encouraging weight loss.

Creamy Matcha Green Tea Latte

INGREDIENTS: (serves 1)
1 cup almond or coconut milk (unsweetened)
1 tsp matcha green tea powder
1 scoop collagen powder (optional)
1-2 tsp raw honey or a pinch of stevia
2 tbsp hot water

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Heat coconut/almond milk in a pan.

2. Add 1 tsp. matcha powder to a small bowl, and pour in 2 tablespoons of the hot water (hot, not boiling, since matcha is delicate). Using the back of a spoon, stir the matcha powder into a paste.

3. Use a hand-held frother or a blender to combine the matcha powder paste, collagen, coconut/almond milk and honey.

4. Pour into a mug and enjoy!