Ava is still not eating sugar but she’s becoming more aware of what Joe and I are eating so I’m experimenting with more recipes that taste sweet but that are healthier alternatives to shop bought treats.
Here is the recipe for some very yummy macaroon balls. They take minutes to make and only have 5 ingredients. No cooking is required and you can whip a batch of these up in minutes so they’re a great option for a quick and healthy snack.
I’m a huge fan of coconut for both it’s health properties but also it’s taste and so a batch of these is literally gone in minutes in my house. I hope you love them too. They’re pretty sweet so reduce the maple syrup if you want a less intense sweetness.
1 cup coconut flakes (unsweetened)
1/2 cup ground almonds
2 tablespoons maple syrup (1 tablespoon if you like a less sweet taste)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Melt the coconut oil until liquid
Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse
Roll into bite sized balls
Store in the fridge