We have a bit of a sweet tooth and are always on the lookout for ways to get some sweetness while still eating clean and staying in line with our health goals. Although we don’t follow a paleo or vegan diet, we are gluten free and these macaroons are friendly to all three. We'll take any opportunity to use matcha in our food and lean towards recipes that are simple. Enter raw matcha macaroons.
Matcha is 100% pure green tea in powder form. Instead of steeping the leaves, you are consuming the whole leaf ground into a fine powder. Matcha boosts energy without jitters or a crash, increases your ability to concentrate, is packed with antioxidants, has a high chlorophyll content that helps your body naturally detox and it can help your body burn more calories! You can read more about the health benefits of matcha here.
Why is coconut oil popping up in everything? Not only does it add great flavour to recipes, it has a unique combination of fatty acids that have many health benefits. Coconut oil has therapeutic effects on the brain, can increase weight loss by increasing energy expenditure (metabolic rate) and has antimicrobial properties that aid in digestion and immunity.
What do you think? Are you going to try making these macaroons?
Adapted from a recipe we found on Design Love Fest.