It doesn't matter how long you've been a clean eater. There are going to be times that you want a snack. I have been simplifying and changing my diet for years and without fail, I want a sugar cookie with thick pink frosting on it at least once a month. This generation has grown up in a society filled with sugar, sweet treats, and sodas at every turn. Junior highs and high schools have multiple vending machines that make these treats available and if you're like I was in high school, said vending machines were your food source because it was cheap. Unfortunately this generation is also discovering that the availability of too much junk food has also riddled us with disease.
Despite the fact that we know this, the addictive nature of cookies, cakes, and the like have made it really hard for us to stop consumption. The biggest factor is always going to be the ease of availability. It's easier to stick some quarters into a slot and have the little coil release your next sugar or sodium fix. Clean eating sometimes isn't easy. It takes preparation. But once you realize how good you're designed to feel, that preparation will be nothing but necessary.
This recipe uses all raw ingredients and makes A TON; giving you treats for at least a week and making it simpler to make good choices.
For the macaroons you'll need:
4 3/4C. shredded coconut (unsweetened)
1 1/2 C oat flour
1/3 C. clarified butter (or coconut oil... if you use coconut oil add 3/4 t salt)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 C Pure maple
In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together until you can mold mixture. With a tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop little half round balls onto wax paper on a cookie sheet until mixture is used up. Set them in the fridge.
For the chocolate topping you'll need:
1/2 C coco powder
1/2 C pure maple
1/4 C coconut oil
Mix well and drip over set up macaroons. Return to the fridge to let chocolate set up for 10-15 minutes and enjoy!
Photos for Foundation c/o Lori Romney Photography
Kyli is studying to be a holistic practitioner and is a certified wellness coach. her love for health blossomed when she was diagnosed with crohn's disease at age 12 and has really taken off the last 4 years as she's studied food and the relationship it has with our bodies. she is currently a stay at home mom, health blogger, and working toward her phd in natural medicine. visit www.cleaneatingisthenewpink.com to find out more.