Low Energy? Try This Recipe


Have you ever felt so unbelievably tired that the battle against your drooping eyelids has long been lost but you keep fighting? To keep yourself awake, you imagine your eyelids are taped to your brows? You pinch your skin and whisper to yourself to stay strong, stay strong, stay strong?

Do you ever feel that tired? Of course you do. You’re human. Us human folk grow tired…And to confirm your suspicions — yes, I’m writing this article to keep myself awake. My exhaustion has hit a peek high — there’s a chance I’ll zonk out in the next five minutes and tumble to the ground. There’s a chance I’ll askdfj#nvvt$wwiej.

Oops. I closed my eyes for a second and my forehead hit the keyboard. Sorry about that.

We all know coffee helps tiredness. But sometimes you don’t want to drink a piping cup o’ joe at 3pm on a Tuesday, know what I mean? Sure, you could chug a Monster, but that might raise your heart-rate to an alarming level. Personally, I’d rather consume something that won’t give me a heart-attack, thank you very much.

I’ve come up with a recipe for when you need an afternoon pick-me-up. A recipe with a hint of caffeine and a whole lotta healthy ingredients.

In this recipe, there’s about 70mg of caffeine total, thanks to the matcha powder. Additionally, the coconut in this recipe to will provide you with healthy fats to sustain your energy. Huzzah!

Without further ado, enjoy these Matcha Coconut Cake Bites

Matcha Coconut Cake Bites


  • 1 c shredded coconut
  • 2 TB coconut flour
  • 4 medjool dates
  • 1 TB matcha powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor or powerful blender, such as a Vitamix or Nutribullet.
  2. Once ingredients are combined, roll into balls (about 2 TB per ball) with hands. If desired, roll balls into extra shredded coconut.
  3. Store cake bites in fridge (for about a week) or freezer (for up to 3 months).
  4. Enjoy!

Have you ever tried matcha?

Gigi Nally

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