Matcha Green Tea Fat Bombs Recipe

    
Mario Limaduran
Mario Limaduran

Fat bombs are easily the most delicious way to add healthy fats into your keto diet, and these nut butter, matcha fat bombs are no exception! If you find yourself mid-afternoon with a pesky sweet tooth, reach for one of these creamy, flavor-packed, bites that fit your Keto macros perfectly (only two grams of net carbs per ball). Did I mention, we also use this recipe to give UFC fighters an energy-packed snack to fuel their fight week? Yep, this recipe was strictly developed for UFC athletes, and now we share their beauty and secret with you.

How to Make this Recipe

For this recipe, you're going to need the following:

    • Unsweetened almond butter
    • Protein powder
    • Coconut oil
    • Tapioca maltodextrin (45%-60% ratio of coconut oil or any fat)
    • Matcha powder

Start by taking your coconut oil from a solid to a liquid - basically all you need to do is heat it up (but don't hit it up too much)! This is best accomplished using a double boiler or a heat safe bowl placed over a pot of boiling water. Add the coconut oil to the top bowl and heat until it becomes a clear liquid. Then set about two teaspoons of oil aside for a later step. Set the oil aside somewhere warm, like on a warm stove, where it will stay liquid at room temperature. If the oil starts to resets, pass it through a heat source one more time.

Using a spoon, add your maltodextrin to the remaining coconut oil until fully incorporated. (You can find Tapioca Maltodextrin here). Mix with a whisk and with your hands to break it all into a small powder-like consistency. The oil mixture should turn into a powder. For a finer powder texture, add in small amounts of maltodextrin at a time. Set aside. 

Tapioca maltodextrin is a natural ingredient derived from Tapioca starch. This modern neutral-tasting ingredient is used to transform any oil into a powder form. It is also an ideal fat replacer in desserts, dressings, and sauces.

In a separate bowl, mix the almond butter, protein powder, and leftover coconut oil together until smooth. We recommend you use Thorne Vanilla Whey Protein powder (for flavor and safety purposes). Thorne's Vanilla Whey Protein has a slight amount of stevia which makes these bites slightly sweet and delicious.

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Tip: For best results, use a nut butter with visible oil separation in the jar to add more moisture and creaminess to the balls. 

Use a food scale to portion out the 'dough' - each ball should be approximately 24 grams. Roll the dough into small balls and set on a sheet tray lined with a silicon pad to prevent them from sticking. Also, if you have gloves, we highly recommend you use them. If not, you'll become Edward-Peanut-Hands.

When ready, roll each ball into the matcha mix to coat evenly with the bright green powder. Fell free to pop one in your mouth, just to taste it (aka baker's dozen). Oh, and one last thing... these have a small amount of caffeine. Yep. Because of the matcha. Caffeine in matcha - unlike coffee - doesn't have the 'crash' effect. Sustained energy galore here!

To let the balls fully set, store them in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight until you’re ready to enjoy them! If storing, make sure they are tightly wrapped or portioned on individual ramekin containers or small Tupperware. 

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Add this savory keto snack to a well-planned ketogenic diet. Don;t worry, we've got you covered with a nutritious and macro-targeted meal plan to help you stay on track.  Spend hours planning, prepping, cooking and counting carbs; just heat and heat the chef created meals we send you each week. 

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Keto Matcha Green Tea Fat Bombs

Cook time: 0 min
Prep time: 10 min
Yield: 9
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Description

Add these creamy, nutty, and slightly sweet fat bombs to your keto meal prep routine to help you crush your macros and tackle mid-day hunger. 

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp Coconut oil, + 2 Tsp separated
  • 1.5 Tbsp Tapioca Maltodextrin (50% of coconut oil)
  • 2 Tsp. Matcha powder
  • 3/4 cup Almond Butter, unsweetened
  • 2/3 cup Protein powder (We use Thorne Vanilla)

Instructions

  1. Melt coconut oil over a double boiler. Set aside 2 Tsp. and keep warm.
  2. Using a spoon, add maltodextrin, and matcha powder into 3 Tbsp coconut oil liquid, and mix with until a powder texture is formed.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the nut butter, protein powder, and 2 Tsp. coconut oil. Mix into a smooth dough-like consistency. If too wet, add a little extra protein powder until you get that kneaded-like-dough consistency, even and not runny looking.
  4. Using a food scale, portion out the dough into 24-gram pieces and roll into small, smooth balls.
  5. Set aside in a small cookie tray or plate.
  6. Once all balls are rolled, coat each ball in the matcha powder.
  7. Refrigerate for a couple of hours to let them set.
  8. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If storing, feel free to portion into plastic ramekins or small Tupperware to be able to grab and go. Make sure you cover the container you are storing them in with a tight lid plastic or well-wrapped plastic cover.
  • You most likely will have a smaller not-24-gram bite. Still, roll it, and make sure you eat it (that's your treat, or as we call it in the culinary industry, the 'baker's dozen').

Nutrition facts

serves 1
Calories Per Serving: 120
% Daily Value
15% Total Fat 10g
0% Cholesterol 0mg
3% Sodium 70mg
Total Carbohydrate 4g
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
0% Vitamin A
0% Vitamin C

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