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Matcha Balls with Lemon

February 25, 2021

A hand sprinkling lemon zest on top of matcha balls stacked in a white bowl. Next to the bowl is a canister of Primal Kitchen Matcha Collagen Keto Latte Drink Mix and lemons.

Akin to an adult witching hour, three o’clock in the afternoon launches an hour where a quick caffeine or snack fix—and sometimes both—feels urgently necessary. Ping ponging from one meeting, task, and to-do to another all day requires stamina and fuel, ideally in two-bite form. Our no-bake matcha balls with lemon and collagen peptides provides the counter curse to the mid-afternoon slump.

Bright, acidic, sunny lemon highlights the vegetal, astringent, slightly bitter taste of matcha in our keto and Primal/paleo-friendly snack. Blond flecks of lemon zest decorate the tops of the mossy-colored matcha balls like tender dandelion petals scattered onto grass by a springtime breeze.

Made with coconut butter, sunflower butter, and collagen peptides, these matcha balls may look tea-party dainty, but they offer an ample snack that allows for a pause to chomp then carry on with the rest of the day.

If you power your afternoon with lattes, these matcha balls can keep you out of the coffee shop line and going to your next activity. Made with our Matcha Keto Latte mix, you get the flavor of a matcha latte in handheld form.

Matcha Balls with Lemon Recipe

Matcha balls stacked in a white bowl. A canister of Primal Kitchen Matcha Collagen Keto Latte Drink Mix is blurred in the background.

Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 8



  • Sift the tiger nut flour with 2 scoops of the Matcha Collagen Keto Latte in a large bowl, and set aside.
  • In a small sauce pan on low heat, melt the coconut butter. Once melted, pour coconut butter into the dry sifted ingredients. Add the sunflower butter and lemon extract. Mix well to create a dough.
  • Pinch off about a tablespoon full of dough into your hands and roll the dough between your palms to create a ball. You should get 8 balls out of the dough.

A hand holding a matcha ball after rolling it into a ball

  • Roll the balls in the remaining Matcha Collagen Keto Latte mix, and place in the refrigerator to cool for at least 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with lemon zest once chilled.

A hand placing a rolled matcha ball onto a white counter top. Other matcha balls and lemons are also in the photo.

Nutrition info (per serving: 1 ball):

Calories: 125

Carbs: 8 grams

Fat: 9 grams

Protein: 4 grams

Nutrition info calculated using Cronometer.

Matcha Ball Recipe Variations

Want a change from matcha? Need to use up some almond butter? Don’t have fresh lemon to zest? Use our matcha ball recipe as a template to customize your snack.

Instead of matcha, swap in our other collagen flavors to make:

  • Chai balls: Swap in our Keto Chai Tea Latte mix. Sprinkle the outside of the balls with ground cinnamon and granulated Swerve, stevia, or the sweetener of your choice.
  • Vanilla coconut balls: Use our Vanilla Coconut Collagen Fuel to flavor the balls instead of matcha, and roll in unsweetened shredded toasted coconut.
  • Chocolate balls: Make with our Chocolate Coconut Collagen Fuel and roll the balls in melted dark chocolate. Sprinkle the outside of the balls with a touch of sea salt or espresso powder to accentuate the chocolate flavor. Refrigerate the balls for 3 hours to allow the chocolate to set.
  • Peanut butter cup balls: Combine 1 scoop Primal Kitchen Chocolate Collagen Fuel or Chocolate Primal Fuel with 2 scoops Primal Kitchen Peanut Butter Collagen Fuel. Add peanut butter instead of sunflower butter, and roll the balls in either cocoa powder or melted chocolate. Set in the refrigerator for 3 hours.
  • Lavender blueberry balls: Use Vanilla Coconut Collagen Fuel and flavor the balls with 1 teaspoon lavender (crush the lavender with a mortar and pestle or chop very finely). Crush freeze-dried blueberries and roll the lavender balls in them for a chewy pop of intense blueberry flavor.
  • Jelly donut balls: Use Vanilla Coconut Collagen Fuel and macadamia nut butter. Mash fresh strawberries or raspberries (or use a small frozen strawberry or two frozen raspberries) and add a tiny dollop inside the balls before you roll them. Crush freeze-dried strawberries and roll the balls in the sweet rose-colored dust.

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