Matcha Protein Balls

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recipe by Hazel Wallace

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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.

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recipe updated Feb 21, 2020


  • Cashew nuts icon
    Cashew nuts
    80 g (about ½ cup)
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut icon
    Unsweetened shredded coconut
    35 g (about ½ cup)
  • Matcha powder icon
    Matcha powder
    1 tsp (about 3 g)
  • Coconut flour icon
    Coconut flour
    25 g (about 3 ⅝ tbsp)
  • Protein powder icon
    Protein powder
    30 g (about ¼ cup)
  • Coconut oil icon
    Coconut oil
    40 g (about 2 ⅞ tbsp)
  • Agave syrup icon
    Agave syrup
    60 g (about 2 ⅝ tbsp)
  • Pistachios icon
    as needed


  • kCook icon Food processor
  • kCook icon Panasonic 2-in-1 Microwave Oven
  • kCook icon Small glass bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

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  1. Add cashew nuts, unsweetened shredded coconut, matcha powder, coconut flour and protein powder to a clean large mixing bowl
  2. Blend until coarse crumbs form
  3. Add coconut oil and agave syrup to a clean small glass bowl
  4. Heat carefully until melted
  5. Transfer syrup to mixture
  6. Blend well until dough forms
  7. Form into balls
  8. Roll in pistachios
  9. Chill in fridge until set
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