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Keto Matcha Coconut Fat Balls

Chockfull of healthy fats, antioxidants, and collagen protein, these Matcha Coconut Fat Balls are Ketogenic dairy-free, gluten-free and Paleo, making them the perfect energy-giving snack, breakfast, and even dessert!  

Chockfull of healthy fats, antioxidants, and collagen protein, these Matcha Coconut Fat Balls are Ketogenic dairy-free, gluten-free and Paleo, making them the perfect energy-giving snack, breakfast, and even dessert!  

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Aaaaaand we’re back with another fat balls recipe.

Fat balls, fat bombs, energy bites, call them whatever you like. The point is:

  • They’re delicious, creamy, satisfying, and decadent.
  • And yet, they’re Ketogenic (read: help you burn fat and lose weight), Paleo, gluten-free and low in sugar and carbs. It’s also Whole30-approved, free of dairy, refined sugar, and artificial flavors. Just real food. Real good food.
  • They’re full of healthy fats, antioxidants, magnesium and phosphorous, making them a nutritional powerhouse.
  • They’re bursting with energy-boosting, metabolism-speeding, antioxidant-rich Japanese matcha green tea.
  • And they’re chockfull of grass-fed, pasture-raised collagen protein to nourish your gut, skin, hair, nails and joints.
  • They come together in under five minutes and require no cooking. Can I get a heck yeah?

So, as I was saying, the point is: You need them in your life. Like now.

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Chockfull of healthy fats, antioxidants, and collagen protein, these Matcha Coconut Fat Balls are Ketogenic dairy-free, gluten-free and Paleo, making them the perfect energy-giving snack, breakfast, and even dessert!  

Now, I’m gonna be honest. I feel like I could write an entire book on this recipe and why it’s so good AND good for you (how does Ode to Balls sound? ;)…buuuuut, a lot of this info you already know if you’ve been following Root + Revel.

Like, we talked about what collagen is and why you should consume some every single day in this Ultimate Guide to Collagen Supplements. Cliff Notes version: collagen improves your skin’s appearance, reduces joint pain, helps break down proteins and soothes your gut’s lining (AMAZING for anyone with digestion issues), increases your metabolism, strengthens teeth, nails and hair, helps your body detox AND reduces the appearance of cellulite.

Chockfull of healthy fats, antioxidants, and collagen protein, these Matcha Coconut Fat Balls are Ketogenic dairy-free, gluten-free and Paleo, making them the perfect energy-giving snack, breakfast, and even dessert!  

And we talked about why matcha (green tea powder) is such an amazing ingredient in this Matcha Latte recipe–hint: it provides calm, steady alertness, mitigating the crashing effect of caffeine while still providing energy. Plus, antioxidant-rich matcha will boost your metabolism, enhance weightloss, and detoxify your body.

And we covered the basics of the Ketogenic diet in this Pumpkin Fat Bomb Recipe and why, even though I have no plans to follow Keto exclusively, I do think there are some beneficial concepts to pull from the diet.

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And I’ve blabbered on and on and on in the past about why fat is good, not the enemy, nor are calories and how regardless of whether you’re Keto or Paleo or I-eat-what-I-want-when-I-want, fat balls are just a great way to get more good fats into your diet.

So I’m going to spare you the redundancy and just get right to the recipe for the Matcha Coconut Fat Balls. Where I’ve combined some of my all-time favorite, health-giving ingredients into one easy, delicious recipe.

How to Make Matcha Fat Balls

Can’t make fat balls without fat, right?

For this fat balls recipe, I rely on coconut butter (also known as coconut manna, or as it’s affectionately called in my home, creamy crack) and coconut oil for some heart-healthy goodness, which makes these fat bombs naturally sweet and creamy.

I also added 2 scoops of grass-fed Matcha collagen to the mix. This is a brand new product from my favorite collagen brand, Vital Proteins and it is AMAZING!

Just as versatile as their collagen peptides (which I put in my butter coffee every morning) you can add their new Matcha Collagen to water, coconut milk, smoothies and other beverages. Stir it into desserts, pastries, overnight oats, chia puddings, pancakes, baked goods and more and basically give everything you mix it into an energy-boosting, protein-rich boost!

It also comes in Peach flavor, which I imagine would make a killer ice cream.

You can buy Vital Proteins direct on their website (the matcha collagen is just $49, or $2 per serving), or on Amazon.

Chockfull of healthy fats, antioxidants, and collagen protein, these Matcha Coconut Fat Balls are Ketogenic dairy-free, gluten-free and Paleo, making them the perfect energy-giving snack, breakfast, and even dessert!  

If you try this Keto Matcha Fat Balls recipe, be sure to share a photo and tag me @rootandrevel on social media–I’d LOVE to see how it turned out for you!

5 from 6 votes
Servings: 16 fat balls
Keto Matcha Coconut Fat Balls
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 
Chockfull of healthy fats, antioxidants, and collagen protein, these Matcha Coconut Fat Balls are Ketogenic dairy-free, gluten-free and Paleo, making them the perfect energy-giving snack, breakfast and even dessert!  
Instructions
  1. In a high-powered blender, add all ingredients. Blend until smooth.
  2. Refrigerate mixture for at least 1 hour, or until firm.
  3. Using a small ice cream scoop, form the cold mixture into 32 little balls, roughly the size of a ping pong ball.
  4. Roll the balls quickly between the palms of your hands to smooth them into round spheres, then drop each ball into the coconut/hemp seed mixture and roll them until completely coated. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes
To store, transfer your finished fat bombs to an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks. You can also store them in the freezer for up to 1 month. Though these fat bombs can be eaten straight away, I like to let them sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before eating them to let them soften just a bit.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: fat balls, keto fat bombs, matcha balls, matcha coconut balls, matcha fat bombs
Calories: 242 kcal
Author: Kate Kordsmeier

**Note: The nutrition panel does not include 20 mg of L-Theanine, which is found in 2 scoops of the Matcha collagen. But there are myriad nutrients in green tea, including Vitamic C, B2, E and folic acid.


Photo Credit: Heidi Geldhauser

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Chockfull of healthy fats, antioxidants, and collagen protein, these Matcha Coconut Fat Balls are Ketogenic dairy-free, gluten-free and Paleo, making them the perfect energy-giving snack, breakfast, and even dessert!  

Photo Credit: Heidi Geldhauser

Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links, and I will earn a commission if you purchase through these links. Please note that I've linked to these products purely because I recommend them and they are from companies I trust. There is no additional cost to you.

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17 comments on “Keto Matcha Coconut Fat Balls”

  1. Hi! This recipe looks so delicious! Since I’m vegetarian, I don’t include collagen in my diet. To make these, I would use a plant-based protein powder and some matcha. Do you know, off-hand, how big your collagen scoop is (volume or weight are both fine– whichever is more convenient). Thanks!!!

  2. I am wondering if it is possible to make with the original vital proteins collagen and add culinary matcha? If so what ratio would you recommend? Huge fan! Much Love!

  3. This is great. I was just thinking about getting Vital Proteins collagen. Now I may go for the matcha one. Thanks for this!

  4. Very intriguing! Love matcha and this is so unique. Your recipe shows it off perfectly!

  5. Yummy! These matcha balls look fabulously delicious! I love bliss balls and fat bombs and everything related to them! I look forward to trying your recipe!!

  6. These sound so delicious. And it seems January has a wee bit of dieting in my future, they seem like a nice snack during that time.

  7. Wow! Love this color – these are so pretty! Coconut is one of my favorite things and I can only imagine how delicious it is with this matcha. What an amazing snack!

  8. The color of these matcha balls looks so vibrant and inviting. They scream “holidays!”