Last updated on February 19th, 2019
Energy Boosting Coconut Macaroons Recipe-DF/GF
If there’s one thing I love, it’s creating a bridge between indulging and boosting your health. I truly believe that you can have it both ways (to some extent) and this coconut macaroons recipe does just that. And while I don’t have a bowl of ice cream each day, I will admit that I have a treat each day (lately my obsession has been chocolate fudge). I adore having something sweet but also don’t want all the processed sugar that normally goes with it.
Like most people, it’s normally after lunch when my energy starts to wear down and I start craving something a little sweet. Personally, I like to grab half a square of super dark chocolate after my meal to head off anything too intense.
But sometimes I want a little more. I like treats and sweet foods just as much as the next person… I just despise the unhealthy ingredients that go into them!
Which always leads me back to making my own and of course, to this macaroon recipe.
Now, truth be told, I suck at making macaroons (seriously!). I know that there’s only like 5 ingredients but for some reason I’m not great.
Thankfully, these macaroons are super easy and because of the coconut flour they hold together a bit more. Otherwise, I normally make macaroon crumble 😛
Psst: the coconut flour also gives them a nice hit of fiber so yay!
But this coconut macaroons recipe also has another secret ingredient. One that’s been proven to boost energy, help fight inflammation, contains an insane amount of antioxidants and it includes an item that Chris Beat Cancer mentions as one of the top superfoods on the planet. The secret ingredient is… Matchinga!
Matchinga is my newest obsession and ironically, not because it boosts energy. I love this beautifully green powder because it’s a combo of Matcha and Moringa. Two superfoods that have earned their rights to that title.
Both of these superfoods are disease fighters. They have been shown to help with everything from cancer prevention, heart disease issues, boosting metabolism and yes, increasing energy. And together, they’re a power house.
And while this powder is quite easy to add into a smoothie or whisk up into a latte. I obviously thought it would be fun to put it into something a bit sweeter- a macaroon recipe!
As I mentioned, I do love a treat. But I also believe that there can be balance between treats and health. The trick is finding the right combo of ingredients- and this coconut macaroons recipe has just that ? And if you need help boosting your energy- check out how to do it naturally!
Ingredients In The Coconut Macaroons Recipe
- 1.5 cup shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1.5 scoop matchinga powder
- 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons coconut flour
For The Chocolate
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, measured solid
- 1.5 tablespoons maple syrup
- ½ tablespoon cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon nut butter
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How To Make Energy Boosting Macaroons
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, combine the coconut, matchinga powder and coconut flour.
In a small bowl, whisk the egg whites, syrup and vanilla extract.
Pour wet into dry and mix until combined. Let sit at least five minutes on the counter (the coconut flour helps absorb the liquid).
Then, pack the mixture into an ice cream scoop tightly (otherwise the macaroons will crumble) and portion them out onto a lined baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes, rotate the pan and bake another three minutes.
Remove from the oven and let cool on the pan.
While cooling, heat the coconut oil and syrup in a small pot on low heat. Once coconut oil is melted, whisk in the nut butter and cacao powder until smooth.
Line a cutting board with parchment paper and very carefully (use a fork or a spatula) place each macaroon into the chocolate sauce to coat the bottom and part of the sides.
Then, remove the macaroon and place on the parchment paper. When all of them have been dipped, place the board in the freezer to firm up the chocolate for 30 minutes.
When ready to eat, remove from the freezer and let thaw.
Makes 10 macaroons.
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Energy Boosting Coconut Macaroons Recipe-DF/GF
These chocolate dipped, dairy free macaroons make the perfect afternoon indulgence. They’re simple to make and store, they taste great and they contain a secret superfood ingredient known to boost energy. Whip up a batch to keep on hand so you can grab and go when you need an energy kick (though these tasty chocolate chip cookies work too.. just sayin’)