Magic Matcha Energy Bars

Guest recipe and blog by Ella Henry:  @glowwithella

Disclaimer: I may or may not be munching on my second bar right now while writing this...WOW. 

Sometimes, I wake up with vibrant energy, ready to take on the day and be productive, and I feel like an absolute rockstar. However - that is not always the case.

Maybe I had a late night the evening before or something else is going on, but we all have those days when you’re just in a funk. When your gut is not healthy, those days are much more common than not. Before I went on the journey of healing my gut, I was waking up with brain fog every day. I felt anxious and stressed, restless, bloated and in pain. 

This was before I knew that my immune system, mind, and body are all interconnected within my gut. Around 80% of your immune system lives in your gut and 95% of your serotonin (happiness hormone) is produced in your gut. Your brain and gut are directly connected, and the bacteria in your gut convert hormones that communicate with every part of your body.

I tried all types of probiotics - but my symptoms only seemed to get worse! HOW was that possible? This is when I dove into research mode. I found out that 99.9% of the probiotics on the market die in your stomach acid’s naturally low PH before they even get to your gut, and most of them are not free of histamines (which can cause allergic reactions in people with sensitivities). Instead of helping me, the bad bacteria were strengthened by feeding off the probiotics that were meant to help me.

One day while on one of my daily walks I stumbled upon a podcast about gut health (this is content I can listen to forever). It was featuring Tina Anderson, the founder of Just Thrive, and she was talking all about the difference between their spore-based probiotics and other conventional probiotics. I immediately stopped what I was doing to order a bottle. It was so fascinating to me. 

This is what stuck with me, Tina said to think of your gut as an abandoned garden, full of hazardous weeds. Other probiotics go in and MIGHT grow some flowers between some of those weeds. But… Just Thrive Spore-Based Probiotic goes in and begins to tear out the weeds while simultaneously growing beautiful flowers. It supports your greatest gut health, and ultimately allows you to (Just) thrive. 

I used to have horrible leaky gut, but after going on my journey with Just Thrive by my side, my digestion became regular, my brain fog evaporated, my skin began to glow, my hair grew, I felt strong, and I had vibrant energy. I felt like myself again. Just Thrive is one of my essential staples now and I recommend that everyone implement it into their lives! 

And because Just Thrive can be mixed into any beverage or baked into just about any recipe, getting your gut in order couldn’t be any easier.

Case in point… Check out this recipe below that has the perfect blend of nourishing ingredients that will make your gut smile. It is packed with protein, important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. 

Even better – These bars will give you a vibrant glow that’ll boost your energy and brighten your mood… All while supporting your happiest and healthiest gut. These will make you feel like a rockstar each and every day. How could you say no to that? 

I hope you enjoy! XO 

matcha energy bars


No Bake, Gut-Healthy Magic Matcha Energy Bars


  • 1 cup oat flour (blended oats)
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder 
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 4 teaspoons matcha 
  • 2 tablespoons collagen powder 
  • JUST THRIVE PROBIOTIC (I used two capsules, just open and pour out the powder, it is flavorless and odorless and makes for the perfect probiotic boost for anyone, especially if you don’t like swallowing pills)
  • 5 large dates
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter 
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Line a baking dish or tin with parchment paper
  2. Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and stir until you have a ball of “dough.” (can also blend in a food processor)
  3. Wet your hands and press the mixture evenly into the baking dish, forming it into a flat, even shape (about 1/2 inch thick)
  4. Freeze for 1 to 2 hours
  5. Slice and enjoy!


To make your own oat flour: Get some old-fashioned, organic, gluten-free oats and grind them in a blender or food processor until you get a fine powder.

About Ella Henry: 

I am a health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. My goal is to help my clients thrive, tune into their bodies and minds to build awareness of what works best for them, and achieve internal health for an external glow. Through holistic methods, I target the root cause of issues and begin the journey of healing and detoxification. I provide my clients with the tools to live their most nourishing lives. Healing now will prevent long-term problems and allow you to live your most optimal life at peak performance. No one should be living in constant pain, fatigue, and stress. If you are ready to begin your journey of healing and become the most vibrant version of yourself, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email or social media.

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