07.21.15

HEALTHY RECIPE / 01

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we’re always working to keep things balanced around here, enjoying the finer things in life but also maintaining a healthy and active life. we like to post a little something for everyone and that’s why we’re trying out some super clean recipe posts from charlotte who runs a blog centered around living a vibrant healthy life! she take gorgeous photos and we’re excited to share this first post from her on a paleo and vegan friendly dessert. let us know what you think and if you’re interested in more recipes like this one! and welcome, charlotte!

“What better way to have fun living a healthy lifestyle than with nutrient-dense and power packed treats!? These Raw Matcha Macaroons are made with healthy fats from coconut, a little bit of raw honey and the uber superfood matcha! Matcha is a stone ground green tea and is a fantastic source of amino acids, catechins, vitamins A & C and even aids in blood sugar regulation. You can be sure that these raw macaroons have a balanced amount of fat and blood sugar regulating properties to help your body mediate a blood sugar spike from the natural sugar found in the honey. Enjoy!” – Charlotte

Ingredients:

• 2.5 cups finely shredded coconut, divided into 1.75 cups, and .75 cups

• 2 tablespoons melted extra virgin coconut oil

• 3 tablespoons coconut nectar for the vegans or raw honey

• 2 tablespoons coconut milk

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

• 1 teaspoon high-quality matcha

• 1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Method

1. Add 1.75 cups finely shredded coconut and process in a food processor until a thick paste forms. This will take approximately 2 minutes.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients and process for another 30 seconds or until combined. Next, add the remaining .75 cups of finely shredded to the coconut and pulse 2-3 for approximately five seconds until well combined.

3. Using a cookie scoop (or your hands) make small balls with the dough. This should yield about 10 macaroons. Sprinkle with flake salt and/or hemp seeds. Refrigerate until firm and then devour!

photos, styling and recipe by: charlotte dupont
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18 COMMENTS

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    Definitely do more recipes like this! Matcha, coconut, and honey is a recipe for excitement for me! Great recipe, and I’m enjoying perusing Charlotte’s blog too!
    xx Sydney

    looks wonderful! where do you recommend purchasing high quality matcha and would almond milk instead work?

    Caitlyn says:

    Wow, these look delicious! I love that they are raw and dairy free. Definitely going to have to try these!

    Lauren says:

    Wow! Charlotte makes our Matcha from Mizuba Tea Co look SO lovely. Can’t wait to try these myself 🙂

    Thanks for featuring Charlotte and our Matcha….!

    xo, Mizuba Tea Co.

    ma-luxe says:

    UUUM, Yes please!!
    These look incredibly delicious! Totally going to be making these this weekend!

    xo
    http://www.ma-luxe.com

    Shelleh says:

    Yes, please more like this! Can’t wait to make these. I’d love to see more vegan treats and meal ideas (or, clean eating…I know the vegan population might be small, (but MIGHTY!!

    Megan says:

    This looks like the perfect treat! I love matcha, and this will be a fun fun way to incorporate it!

    -Meg

    Almila says:

    Adore both Charlotte’s and Lauren of Mizuba Match Tea’s work! Such incredible women!

    Alanna says:

    Oh wow, these are just stunning! So glad to find Charlotte’s blog through this site and I can’t wait to see more.

    An okay idea, but honey is most certainly NOT vegan. Please take that into consideration.

    Charlotte says:

    Ooops—Kim, youa re correct. It was my intention to put coconut nectar as a vegan alternative. Sorry about that!

    Oh my word, these look absolutely delicious! This recipe has been featured on this weeks Favorite Pins Friday 🙂 http://www.madeitloveitpaleo.com/2015/07/24/favorite-pins-friday-july-24th-2015/

    Paige says:

    These look absolutely delicious and I’d love to try them, but unfortunately I recently found a study that found a huge amount of people with oral cancer in Asia that was linked to the consumption of matcha powder. Bummer, I always loved matcha 🙁

    Ricochet says:

    Where did you find this study? Can you please post it? I`m interested to read it because generally green tea is an anti-cancer anti-oxidant. Would be a real bummer if this is true!

    Laura says:

    Yum! I am absolutely going to have to make these. In my head I am seeing these as an amazing filling for truffles. Make these, and add a coating of dark chocolate (still raw if you mix raw cacao, cocoa butter and a few drops of stevia and or a few tbs of coconut milk if you like a lighter chocolate). Ok, now I’m hungry.

    Generally I do not read article on blogs, but I would like
    to say that this write-up very compelled me to try and do it!
    Your writing style has been amazed me. Thanks, very great article.

    Kim says:

    I could not get my Ninja Blender to puree the shredded coconut… so mine was a little on the chunky side. It was still really delicious though!

    food says:

    Hello, after reading this awesome piece of writing
    i am too glad to share my experience here with mates.

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