Matcha pistachio protein balls

21 February 2017 by
First published: 8 March 2017

Take these matcha pistachio protein balls around with you for a healthy, quick snack.

These matcha pistachio protein balls are a superb pick-me-up for anyone keeping active. Add your favourite dried fruits, such as chopped dates, apricots or figs, or even some raw cacao.

Ingredients (makes 12 balls)

75g (2½oz) cashews

40g (1½oz) desiccated coconut

1 tbsp chia seeds

2 tsp matcha powder, plus extra for rolling

2 tbsp coconut flour

30g protein powder

2 tbsp coconut oil

4 tbsp runny honey or date syrup

3 to 4 tbsp water

30g finely chopped pistachio nuts


In a food processor or blender, blitz the cashews, coconut, chia seeds, matcha powder, coconut flour and protein powder.

Melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan over a low heat and add to the blended mixture with the honey and the water.  Blitz briefly until you have a dough. Add a little more water if it’s too dry – you want it to stick together.

Divide the mixture into 12 equal-sized portions and, using your hands, roll each one into a ball.

Roll the balls in the pistachios and some matcha powder, then
chill in the fridge until cool and firm. You can store them in an airtight container.

Recipe courtesy of Book of Matcha by Louise Cheadle and Nick Kilby of Teapigs, (£18.99, Jacqui Small)

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