I live for snacks (and men with a beard living in a wall up north whose name start with a “J” and ends with “on Snow” but if you read often, that’s something you already know and probably are dead tired of hearing).
Especially when said snacks are cute tiny balls of awesomeness packing such a nutritional punch and tasty cheesecake-y flavour. Without the cheese obvs because who puts actual cheese in a protein ball. E to the W!
But heaven knows I love me some (vegan) cheesecake… and when it comes in ball form and it’s lovingly green and covered in the most darling coconut shreds you know I’m all sold. Like, take all my money lil’ matcha coconut cheesecake ballz and run away with it for all I care (because mainly I’m a broke student and I have like no money ha ha ha *weeps in a dark corner* debts).
ALL I want in life are cheesecake balls.
And maybe peanut butter sandwiches too. And warm coffee and naps and cute little puppies and flowers and man with beards and pancakes and porridge and cute bowls and actual FREE TIME.
Especially the free time. Have I already told you how busy I am lately? Of course I have: finals and lack of sleep and endless piles of laundry are all I ever talk about come this time of the year. Sorry about that my pals. I too wish I could write about all the trips I take (which sadly are zero unless we’re talking about trips to the library or the local undies shop in order not to do more laundry), cute puppies I get to pet (seriously I need to adopt a new furry pal) and maybe cute lil’ bunnies.
But here I am again, short on time and still complaining about them finals. Forever ruining my life ever since I first stepped a foot in the university. Luckily for me and anyone who has to put with my troublesome hangry self, these matcha coconut cheesecake protein balls exist, gracing the world with their perfect, tasty, wholesome presence.
They’re quick to make, you don’t even need a food processor or any other appliance and they keep in the freezer for weeks (and months probably too but hey they don’t ever ever last that long…).
And have I mentioned they’re like super tasty too? Seriously, that cheesecake + matcha combo is to die for! Make sure you use a matcha powder which is not too bitter, not too strong (I’ve left you some suggestions below) and you’ve got yourself a delicious treat with the loveliest vanilla flavour and some floral punch from that matcha.
Plus they’ll keep you full + energised for hours thanks to that pea protein, almond flour and matcha! I personally LOVE to pair a couple of these with some fruit or a perfect, balanced snack which doesn’t lack flavour and nutrients, and they make such a cute topping for smoothie/oatmeal bowls.
You won’t believe how easy to make these are (and even easier to eat to be honest!!), so see it for yourself and make a batch of these as soon as possible. Your busy and hungry self will thank you for it!
- 20 grams almond flour
- 20 grams vanilla flavoured pea protein
- 40 grams coconut milk powder
- 8 grams matcha powder
- 30 grams coconut oil, melted
- 50 grams agave
- coconut shreds, to roll them in
- Melt coconut oil and agave in a bowl.
- Add in the rest of ingredients and whisk until smooth.
- Roll them in coconut shreds.
- Form balls and chill them for 3-4 hours.
- I used Matchaeologist Meiko matcha as the flavour is intense but not bitter and compliments the coconut quite well. If you're using a brand of matcha which is too bitter, use less quantity (I'd say about 6 grams but I haven't tried that).
- Any kind of plant protein will work. If it's unsweetened, add vanilla and a bit more of agave.