These DIY matcha energy bars will give you LIFE! These bars provide nourishment that delivers sustainable energy.
You might light papaya, me not so much. The smell, the taste, I’m just not a fan.
despite the fact, for the sake of performance and nutrient density, I gave these bars a try anyway.
I’m actually REALLY glad I did. They have helped me out TREMENDOUSLY on my long runs. I’m not a fan of GU or blocks. I’m all about clean supplementation. I’ve been carrying one energy bar with me on my 1HR + runs and it has made a notable difference in my energy levels.
DIY Matcha Energy Bars
Zest of 1/2 lemon
Zest of 1/4 lime
1/4 cup dulse flakes
3/4 cup fresh or soaked dried dates
1/2 cup chopped papaya
1/2 cup amaranth
1/2 ground flaxseed
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 Tbsp buckwheat flour
2 tsp matcha powder
2 tsp honey or maple syrup
In a food processor, process all ingredients together except amaranth. Remove the mixture from processor; work amaranth into it by hand. You can roll the mixture into several balls or shape into bars.
To shape into bars, on top of a flat surface, flatten the mixture onto the center of a sheet of parchment paper. Fold all four sides of parchment paper over top to shape a large rectangle. As you create the rectangle shape, press and flatten to desired bar thickness. Cut mixture into bars.
| makes approximately 10 bars.