Coconut macaroons - Super Synbiotics
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Coconut macaroons

This is a healthier, delicious option to classic Coconut macaroons. They are free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar! 

Recipe 

 

Ingredients 

2 large egg whites

2 pinch of vanilla powder 

1 pinch of salt 

½- 1 tbsp of coconut sugar 

1 tbsp coconut oil 

160g (approx. 2 cups) shredded unsweetened coconut 

Dark organic chocolate, unsweetened 

 

How to make it 

1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Taste the mix – add more vanilla powder or/and coconut sugar if needed

2. Scoop the mix into evenly rounded macaroons. Use your fingers to push the mix into the scoop to make the mix stick together and then place on a baking sheet

3. Bake the macaroons at 160°C for 20-25 minutes, or til the coconut turns golden. Let them cool down

4. Melt the dark chocolate and dip the bottom parts of the cookies, turn them upside down and let cool down. Enjoy! 

 

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days. 

 

Health benefits

This recipe contains a small amount of natural coconut sugar, which is a better option than white sugar but it’s still a sweetener and it’s important to remember that consuming a larger amount will have a negative impact on your blood sugar levels, inflammation and overall health. 

Shredded coconut is high in fiber, and will help your digestion, bulk up stool and support bowel regularity together with adequate water intake and movement. The MCT fat from the coconut and the added coconut oil is anti-inflammatory and has shown to strengthen the gut bacteria. With the fibre and the anti-inflammatory fat together makes this treat a low GI.

It’s usually healthier to choose homemade sweets compared to store bought sweets that usually contain artificial ingredients, loaded with sugar, no or low fibre and unhealthy poor quality fats.

 

Tips to stay healthy during the holidays

  • Start every meal with vegetables and salad. This will increase your gastric juices, fill up your stomach and help with digestion
  • Make sure to drink water spread throughout the day to help with digestion
  • Be mindful of your portions – don’t overdo it. Food is usually still there and you can always eat later if you get hungry
  • If eating sweets – do it after the meal as this will have less harmful impact on your blood sugar levels. Choose fresh fruit and homemade sweets/dessert over store bought, processed options like christmas candy
  • Move around and go for a walk after meals as this also helps to lower the blood sugar and help digestion. Even moving around doing dishes or household work has a positive impact
  • Be mindful about the alcohol intake. Always have a glass of water with every glass of alcohol
  • Read our article “Anti-inflammatory Christmas table” for more healthy christmas food

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