Raw Strawberry Macaroons

 

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I've never been a fan of regular macaroons. In terms of a cookie, almost anything else would be my first choice. I do, however, love raw macaroons!! I've only ever made and eaten regular coconut and chocolate macaroons so I thought it would be nice to make a new version.  Here's a yummy and easy recipe for raw coconut macaroons infused with strawberries - and they don't require any dehydration. Yay! It's as easy as blending ingredients in a food processor, forming cookies with a mini ice cream scoop, and popping them into the fridge or freezer to chill and set.

Here's the pic I posted to instagram. I post there every day, check out my instagram account HERE.

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For an even more decadent version, try dipping them into raw dark chocolate….

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Or dip just the bottoms into melted dark chocolate.

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The beetroot powder is optional but it definitely adds a nice shade of pink that the small amount of strawberries along can't do. I highly recommend the natural organic flavourings from Medicine Flower Essences but if you don't feel inclined to go that route, try a natural strawberry extract from a health food store.

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Raw Strawberry Macaroons

1/3 cup cashews or almonds

3/4 cup shredded coconut

1/4 cup diced strawberries

2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave

2 1/2 tablespoons coconut flour

12 drops strawberry medicine flower extract

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

2-4 drops stevia

Optional: beet root powder for colour

Grind the almonds or cashews to flour in a food processor. Add all remaining ingredients and process until the mixture is combined. Use a mini ice cream scoop to form balls and release them onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Pop them into the fridge or freezer until firm.

Here are just a few recent instagram pics:

Raw Vegan Hazelnut Mocha Cream Cake from my new book, Sweetly Raw Desserts (find it on Amazon, Chapters, Barnes and Noble, Indigo, etc).

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Raw Sweet Cinnamon Pecan Milk. Find my  recipe video HERE.

 

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Raw mulberry mesquite cake pops. My new recipe video HERE.

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My mango strawberry swirl cheesecake that I posted the recipe for recently on the blog HERE.

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Platter of raw chocolates! All recipes are in my book, Sweetly Raw Desserts HERE: white chocolate, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, caramel filled chocolate cups, chocolate almond truffles, white chocolate vanilla bean truffles, peppermint chocolate swirl bark, and chocolate covered toffee.

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Raw Vegan Veggie Ranch Wraps from my other blog, Food and Yoga For Life. Find the recipe HERE.

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10 Comments
  1. Stacy
    March 9, 2015 at 03:31
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    Oh Yum!!!! The ones dipped in chocolate look deeeeeeelicious :) Thanks for sharing, you inspire me :)

    • sweet_raw
      March 9, 2015 at 15:36
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      Thank you! :)) Yes, everything is better dipped in chocolate lolol.

  2. Charmaine
    March 9, 2015 at 11:26
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    Temptress! :)))

  3. March 26, 2015 at 08:40
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    You have a gift! That platter of chocolates alone is tempting. I can't believe all your recipes are raw. I have only been following a raw diet for a few months and not every day as of yet. I struggle greatly finding things to eat, but clearly I don't have your imagination. Your blog is going to be my savour when it comes to sweet things. Thank you so much for sharing these fantastic recipes.

  4. April 8, 2015 at 14:05
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    I just stumbled upon Sweetly Raw and now I'm hooked! Such gorgeous photos and recipes! I can't wait to start putting together some of these things for my hubby!! Thank you!!

  5. May 3, 2015 at 03:30
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    These macaroons look amazing! I just started following you on instagram :)

  6. Mel
    June 23, 2015 at 23:53
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    Oh wow. Your photos are such a feast for the eyes. And I bet your recipes taste even better! Thanks for inspiring me to work harder to eat healthy and creatively...

  7. Jennifer Williamson
    June 24, 2015 at 04:45
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    Shredded coconut sweetened or unsweetened?

    • sweet_raw
      September 25, 2016 at 18:08
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      Always unsweetened coconut.

  8. July 9, 2015 at 06:59
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    Wow Heather these look amazing - I must be telepathically channelling you as about 1 week or so ago i had some fresh strawberries and kept imagining Strawberry Macroons - semi dehydrated - as i had been playing with Pear ones a few weeks before - So i made a similar recipe to yours (not realising you had also) i think it is nut free and then i drizzled with a rose hip rapadura glaze and yes - drizzled also in fresh homemake rose chocolate - :) i use a lot of ground dried rose petals - it's an acquired taste for some but i love it! Awesome Healther - blessings Shakti x

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