If your new year’s resolutions don’t include complete deprivation of all things dessert, or you are looking to squeeze in one more treat before the year ends, here is a great macaroon recipe that focuses on satiating fats rather than sugar.
I have found that fat-based fuel before working out or going to school is much more likely to get me through until the end than something sweet like date balls (these are better post-workout or quick glucose needs). So instead of swearing off all food for the next month or two, use food like these yummy, satiating macaroons to fuel you through the whole of 2017.
Based on my super basic recipe for Chocolate Strawberry Loves, these moreish Chocolate Macaroons will fuel your body and treat your indulgent tooth (or teeth…I definitely have more than one!), so you will never feel deprived and sad.
1/2 c. coconut manna
1/4 c. cacao butter
1/2 c. coconut oil
100g dark chocolate bar (you control the sweet here, so choose your favourite)
1 c. shredded unsweetened coconut
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp maca powder, optional
pinch sea or pink salt
In a small saucepan, gently melt coconut manna, cacao butter, chocolate bar, coconut oil and salt. Add vanilla and whisk in maca if desired. Mix in the shredded coconut – most of the chocolate mixture should be taken up by the coconut, but you don’t want the mix to be too dry. Spoon mixture into silicone ice cube trays or container of choice. Refrigerate or freeze until solid. I store these in the freezer as they melt pretty quick! Take out servings as desired and allow to thaw 5 minutes before enjoying.