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A healthy alternative to stress eaters and junk food junkies: Maca biscuits with Superfood Maca powder and coconut are a real super snack.
Those who knew me a few years ago, might remember that I was an absolute junk food junkie. When we had editorial deadline in my job, I was in bad need of huge amounts of quick calories. As a human typingmachine I nourished myself then with burgers, coke and chocolate. That was my food schedule for stressful times. After some time this life style got pretty exhausting - because as a mother of a kindergarten and later school child I could not just relax at home after a stressful day.
An alternative snack to get power between the meals, are the superfood Maca biscuits by Julie Morris. They give energy and satisfy hunger - and they won’t make you addictive or sick. Julie has described in her book "Superfood kitchen”, that she often consumed a huge amount of coffee and her beloved Brownies, when she got tired on a stressful day, which made her feeling weak and powerless. Since she discovered superfood snacks, she did not only gain more energy, also the sugar cravings had disappeared after a while. Since this recipe is fairly simple to make, I have posted it for you. I have only replaced the Brazil nuts with peeled almonds, because they are just too expensive here in Austria. The macaroons taste very pleasant, not too sweet and fit super to tea or other hot drinks. Store them best in the refrigerator or in the freezer, where you can keep them a couple of weeks.
Yours, Petra Elisabeth
Super Food Facts:
Maca, the Peruvian power root, grows in the Andes at 4000 m altitude. It contains many important minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron, as well as valuable phytochemicals. As a source of energy Maca is especially appreciated by athletes.
Inspired by Julie Morris, "Superfood Cuisine"
- 1 cup peeled almonds (in the original recipe Brazil nuts)
- 1 cup shredded coconut ¼, plus something for rolling
- 1 ½ tablespoon maca powder
- ¾ cup dates without core
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
Chop almonds and dates in a food processor and add the remaining ingredients, add some water with a teaspoon if the dough should be too dry. Shape balls, flatten and roll them into coconut flakes.