Conscious Food Choices

For the love of delicious healthy food…

Chocolate Super-Macs

“Chocolate hides a multitude of evils!” I use a little regular cocoa to get the rich chocolate taste and look, add a little extra sweetener, and then pack these with raw chocolate, blue green algae and any other superfoods I have on hand (and can get away with) – ground goji berries, mangosteen powder, etc. Have fun watching people who would never eat this kind of stuff pop these cookies in their mouth, one after the other!

  • 1 recipe Marvelous Macs
  • 1/2 cup finely ground raw cacao
  • 3 – 4 T organic cocoa powder (not dutch/alkalized)
  • 6 – 8 capsules Crystal Manna blue-green algae*
  • 2 T agave or maple syrup

Add all ingredients together and adjust for taste (which means, if you can get away with adding more blue-green algae and not tasting it – do it!

Scoop and dehydrate as for Marvelous Macs.

* You can use any kind of greens or blue-green algae you like – I find that this brand has a very mild flavor which allows me to use a lot more without detection.

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January 16, 2010 Posted by | Desserts, Raw Food Recipes, Recipes, Vegan Recipes | , , | Leave a comment

Marvelous Macs

These are a staple in our house – I eat these for breakfast! This is a recipe adapted from Sarma Melngailis’ first cookbook, Raw Food Real World and the original version of these Blond Macaroons can be purchased at OneLuckyDuck.com.

  • 3 cups dried unsweetened coconut
  • 1 1/4 cups raw almond flour, ground with 1/4 c hemp seeds
  • 2/3 c maple syrup/agave (dark or light)*
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 1/2 t. sea or Himalayan salt
  • 3 T maca powder (optional)
  • 1/3 c coconut butter
  • 1/2 c raw cacao nibs (optional, for “chocolate chip macs”)

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl (kneed the last bit in with your hands!)

Spoon or scoop 1 1/2 inch balls onto a dehydrator screen. (A 1 oz French ice cream scoop is perfect for this job!). Alternately, you can chill this in the refrigerator for a hour and roll into balls with your hands.

Dehydrate 115 F for 12 – 24 hours, or until they are a crunchy/chewy as you like!

* Use all agave for a low-glycemic version, or you can play with other sweeteners like Yacon syrup.

TIP: Double this recipe, split in half, and make Chocolate Super Macs too!

January 16, 2010 Posted by | Desserts, Raw Food Recipes, Recipes, Vegan Recipes | , | Leave a comment