Mint Chocolate Chip Balls are no bake, crispy and naturally colored green with matcha powder! These delicious energy balls take a few minutes to prepare and make a super healthy, easy snack on-the-go!
Aren't these fun? All of my favorites rolled into one little ball!
There isn't any green food coloring in these babies, I added green tea matcha powder which not only gives them their pretty green color, but also adds tons of antioxidants. Basically, antioxidants help fight off the bad things in your body as well as prevent diseases and illnesses like cancer.
If you are looking for more healthy snack bites, you will love these Healthy No Bake Cranberry Balls, No Bake Cranberry Almond Butter Balls, Peanut Butter Oat Flax Balls and these Coconut Almond Butter Cacao Bites!
You guys know I love my warm and fuzzy drinks, especially during the holidays. You will also love this Eggnog Latte, Skinny Peppermint Eggnog, Low Carb Bulletproof Hot Chocolate, Apple Chai Latte and definitely some Spiked Apple Cider!
Why You Should Make These Crispy Mint Chocolate Chip Balls
Matcha is green tea in powder form and you know how much I love my green tea.
It not only adds tons of those healthy antioxidants that we all love, but it creates a wonderful natural green color that makes your foods so pretty. Without all of the junk in food coloring.
Super easy, vegan, gluten free, dairy free and crazy delicious.
You can have a couple for a quick and convenient snack or a few of them for an easy breakfast. Think about those busy mornings when you are running late with no time to prepare anything.
Keep these energy balls in the refrigerator and grab a few to go. There is no mess so you can even eat them in your car.
With the holidays coming up I really need to up my healthy snack game these days. I have been eating mindlessly and not being as careful as I usually am, mainly because this time of year is just busier and more stressful.
Yes, I love the holidays but man they are exhausting. And every year at this time I end up eating mindlessly because I just have much less time and I am way more busy.
So I need to adapt so I do not get into terrible habits, feel tired all the time and put on extra weight. Who the hell needs or want any extra weight?
With that being said, I made a double batch of these mint chocolate chip balls so I eat these instead of the rest of my kids' grilled cheese.
Preparing healthy meals and snacks is the number one way to prevent mindless eating. If you have healthy choices right in front of you, you are more likely to make a good choice.
If you have no nutritious options and all you have are your kids leftover pizza and chips, you will most likely eat them. Especially if you are super hungry because your blood sugar is dropping and you need to eat ASAP.
That is why choosing one day a week to prepare meals, snacks, smoothies etc is very important for sticking with your clean eating lifestyle. It is crucial.
Meal planning and preparing is the absolute first thing I tell my clients to do. It is nearly impossible to stay on plan when you don't meal prep.
That is because most of us do not have all the time in the world to cook all day long.
Crispy Mint Chocolate Chip Balls
- ½ cup natural peanut butter or almond butter
- ½ cup 100% maple syrup can use honey but it won't be vegan anymore
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup oats
- ¼ cup ground flax seed
- ½ cup crispy brown rice cereal
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
- ¼ teaspoon mint extract
- ¼ cup green tea matcha powder
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium size bowl until thoroughly combined.
- Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to harden.
- Remove from the refrigerator and roll into 1 inch balls.
- Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days (if they last that long!)