These vegan coconut matcha protein balls are super easy to make, healthy yet delicious ! They are the perfect portable snack to take with you on-the-go.
Looking for something healthy to snack on to curb that midday hunger ? Try making these healthy bliss balls ! Made from wholesome ingredients, they are filling and will keep you satisfied for hours.
Matcha may not be for everyone, so if you are not a fan of it, I recommend trying out my Quinoa Hazelnut Chocolate Bliss Balls or Vanilla Coconut Bliss Balls with Dates and Cashews.
🍵What you will need
- Matcha powder can be found in most groceries or health food stores. Amazon also carries some decent matcha .
- I recommend using unflavoured or vanilla protein powder in this recipe.
- Cashew butter can be substituted with other kinds of nut butters like peanut or almond butter.
- To make it nut-free, use sunflower or pumpkin seed butter instead.
- Use gluten-free oats to make it gluten-free.
- If you don't do protein powder, you can substitute it with equal amounts of oats.
🔪How to make
If your dates ae dry, soak them in hot water for 20 minutes before using.
In a food processor, add in the oats. Blend until it turns into flour.
Add in the rest of the ingredients together with ¼ cup of water / milk and blend until smooth. The mixture should be scoopable but not sticky. If it is too dry, add in more water. On the other hand, if it turns out to be too wet, add more protein powder.
Using a cookie scoop, scoop out 1 tablespoon of mixture at a time and shape them into balls. Optionally, you can roll them in extra matcha powder or desiccated coconut.
You can now enjoy it as it is, but I like to let mine firm up in the fridge for an hour before digging into it !
❔Commonly asked questions
They can be stored in the fridge for a week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. To store, simply transfer them to a sealed container and they are now ready to be refrigerated / frozen.
You might want to let the frozen ones thaw outside for 5-10 minutes before enjoying, but this is optional according to personal preference. I actually really like the texture of frozen protein balls.
Most likely, your mixture is too dry. Add a splash of water, then pulse it a few times. Repeat until the mixture is wet enough to be shaped into balls.
Yes, if you are using a high speed blender like Vitamix or Nutribullet. You might also want to pre soaked your dates in hot water for 20 minutes before hand to soften them up so they can be blend easier.
You can definitely omit the protein powder and substitute it with equal amount of rolled oats. Take note that the protein content will be significantly lower.
🍽More healthy vegan snacks
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Coconut Matcha Protein Balls
- Place the oats in a food processor. Blend until a flour-like consistency forms.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients together with ¼ cup of water. Blend until smooth. Add more water or protein powder, if needed to reach a scoopable yet not sticky mixture.
- Scoop out 1 tablespoon at a time and form them into balls. Optionally, roll them in extra desiccated coconut or matcha powder.
- Enjoy immediately, or let it firm up in the fridge for an hour before digging into it !