So this past month I had a group of people doing a Whole Food Reset program with me for four weeks. The diet required eating mainly from the ground, avoiding processed foods, sugar and some other inflammation causing foods. A client of mine who took part said she was craving something sweets one day but didn’t want to break the diet. So she came up with these Clean Eating Chocolate Macaroons to squash the sugar cravings while sticking to the plan. You utilize stevia as a sweetening agent in order to get them tasting like a sweet treat but still remaining detox and diet friendly. Big props goes out to Kelley for these little gems! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Clean Eating Chocolate Macaroons (makes 24 macaroons):
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup stevia (pure powdered)
6 tsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk (or add 2 more tsp of cocoa if using unsweetened original or vanilla almond milk)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 cups of quick oats
1) Combine the coconut oil, stevia, cocoa, vanilla and unsweetened almond milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until melted and bubbling (about 5-7 mins). Remove from heat.
2) Add in the coconut and oats and stir to combine. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper, chill for at least 10 mins in the fridge until hardened then serve!
Macronutrient Breakdown (per macaroon):