Delicious little balls of bliss: Vegan Matcha Energy Balls!
Hello you lovely people,
probably one of the most asked questions to vegans: what about the protein?! And you know what? We got plenty of that!
In my #gotprotein project I am therefore showing you different recipes to keep your proteins high as a plant-based eater.
The protein in the Vegan Matcha Energy Balls
I have been using protein powder to enrich my diet for nearly a year now – for my body type my macros are split this way: High protein, low carb. Even if I wasn’t vegan, it would be fairly difficult to get to my daily protein intake. This is where the protein powder comes in! Yes, protein powder is not just for bodybuilders and gym fanatics 😉
With the help of protein powder, I can easily get to my suggested daily protein intake – but I also have to mention in addition that I don’t always count my macros every day 😉
I have been using the protein blends by PureBlendCo for a few months already now, they are my absolute favourite in flavour and also: they have added superfoods! By using these blends, I get 2 healthy additions into my diet!
One of my favourite ways to enjoy protein powder is in snacks (cause I definitely have a weakness for snacking!), so protein Matcha Bliss Ball is right up my alley!
For my Vegan Matcha Energy Balls I use a base of almond flour, dates and coconut (both oil and desiccated coconut). The dates give it a good sweetness and they also help keeping all ingredients well rolled together into these little balls.
By using almond flour and coconut, these energy balls are also naturally gluten-free. As my protein powder I’ve used a Matcha flavoured protein, as it simply perfectly compliments the flavours of the added matcha powder and together they create the wonderfully green colour of these energy balls.
For the coating of the bliss balls, I love to use more matcha powder – just ensure now to go over the top with the coating as it could otherwise get a little bitter on the outside. A thin dusting of matcha is more than enough and a little goes a long way in this case! Alternatively you can use more desiccated coconut for the outer coating, which will also give your bliss balls more crunch!
Find all the recipe steps below!Print
Delicious little balls of bliss with an extra kick of energy from the matcha green tea! Vegan, high in protein and the perfect snack on the go!
- 1 cup almond flour
- 3 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 Tbsp desiccated coconut
- 2 tsp matcha powder
- 2 Tbsp Pureblend Matcha protein powder
- 5 dates pitted + chopped
- 4 tbsp filtered water
- Add the almond flour, coconut oil, coconut, matcha, protein powder and dates to a food processor (alternatively use a stick blender and a high container)
- Blend the ingredients until the dates become a paste, then slowly add the water in.
- Blend until you receive a smooth paste, transfer into a bowl and set into the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour.
- After 1 hour use a teaspoon and your hands to form the bliss balls. Dust them with a little matcha – ready!
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Want to find out more about my vegan protein project? Then simply check the rest of my blogs here.