Raw Strawberry Macaroons
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.
For an even more decadent version, try dipping them into raw dark chocolate….
Or dip just the bottoms into melted dark chocolate.
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.
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).
Raw Sweet Cinnamon Pecan Milk. Find my recipe video HERE.
Raw mulberry mesquite cake pops. My new recipe video HERE.
My mango strawberry swirl cheesecake that I posted the recipe for recently on the blog HERE.
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.
Raw Vegan Veggie Ranch Wraps from my other blog, Food and Yoga For Life. Find the recipe HERE.