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MATCHA + HEMP VEGAN PROTEIN BALLS

Updated: Feb 13


[VEGAN / GLUTEN FREE / GRAIN FREE]

6 ingredients (+ toppings) | 20 minutes


These delicious matcha protein balls are a great way to get that extra protein into your diet and they make healthy (and seriously addictive) snacks too. They are perfect for whenever you need that extra energy boost without all those bad calories.



LITTLE BALLS OF PROTEIN GOODNESS


This protein balls are made with two of our favorite ingredients: matcha and hemp! Matcha has a bold, earthy flavour that makes it perfect for adding to any bake or non-bake recipes. Hemp is our favourite protein because it is absolutely delicious (no mushy, starchy mouth-feels like other proteins), is easily digestible and has all the essential amino acids that our body needs. This recipe only requires 5 ingredients (+ optional sweeteners & toppings) and 20 minutes to make.


MATCHA + HEMP VEGAN PROTEIN BALLS


PREP TIME: 20 minutes | TOTAL TIME: 20 minutes

EQUIPMENT: Blender

KEEPS FOR: 2 weeks in the fridge (1 week outside)



INGREDIENTS (20 BALLS)


  • 4 tablespoons Matcha + Hemp Protein

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour

  • 1/2 cup raw cashew

  • 3-4 pitted dates (if dry, soak in warm water for 5 minutes then drain)

  • 2-3 teaspoons matcha powder (we recommend our AKARI or RYO Organic Matcha Powder)

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut syrup (optional)


TOPPINGS INSPIRATIONS:


  • Coconut butter

  • Shredded coconut

  • Matcha powder

  • Cacao powder

  • Sesame seeds


METHODS


  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until a thick but moldable dough forms (about 3-5 minutes). If the dough is too thick or crumbly, add more 1-2 more softened dates. If mixture is too wet, add more coconut flour and continue to blend.

  • Taste and adjust flavor to your liking: add more matcha if you want a stronger matcha flavor; more dates or coconut syrup for more sweetness; or more cashew for more creaminess.

  • Use a tablespoon, scoop out the dough and gently roll into a ball. This recipe should make about 20 balls.

  • You can enjoy the balls as they are or roll in shredded coconut, sesame seed or hemp seed as "toppings". For extra flavour kick, sprinkle over the balls with some matcha powder or cacao powder.

  • You can refrigerate the protein balls up to 2 weeks or store at room temperature for up to a week.


RECIPE NOTES


  • You can substitute coconut flour for almond or hemp flour. However these flour are not as absorbent as coconut flour and you may need to use more of them

  • The dates sold in supermarkets might be dry. If this is the case, be sure to soak them in warm water for 4-5 minutes and then drain well before using

  • If you prefer a sweeter taste, add more coconut syrup as needed

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