By Hazel Wallace
These pretty little things - my raw Matcha Protein Balls are the perfect mid-afternoon treat, post workout or ‘on the go’ snack. Not only does the matcha green tea powder give you a turbo boost of energy, the other ingredients give you a protein punch and energy whilst tasting good.
Then to top it all off, the protein powder in this gorgeous flavour provides a high-in-quality protein, which is one of the most weight loss friendly macronutrients, and can drastically reduce appetite and cravings.
They are super easy to make (although you will need a food processor), and should provide you with enough snacks to get you through a few weeks.
Rolling them in the matcha, cacao or coconut is an optional extra, as they are still quite delicious without the added coating. Feel free to choose your own coating, all three, or just one or two of the coatings I have used in this recipe. If you are using matcha powder, be sure to only use a little, as too much matcha can be bitter tasting.
Store the final protein balls in an airtight container in the fridge. If you are taking them out with you, don’t worry about them melting or falling apart, they will just go a little soft.5.0 stars based on
Yield: 12 servings
unsweetened shredded coconut,
1. Get a clean large mixing bowl
2. Add cashew nuts
3. Add unsweetened shredded coconut
4. Add matcha powder
5. Add coconut flour
6. Add protein powder
7. Blend until coarse crumbs form
8. Get a clean small glass bowl
9. Add room temperature coconut oil
10. Add agave syrup
11. Melt carefully in microwave
12. Transfer melted oil and agave syrup to protein mixture
13. Blend well until dough forms
14. Form into balls
15. Roll in chopped pistachios
16. Chill in fridge until set