DIY Mint-Chocolate Macaroons!

Modern Hippie Mag has been very fortunate to have Natalia KW of Glowing Temple providing us with some outstanding raw food recipes over the last few weeks. The benefits of a raw diet are numerous including better health, increased stamina, detoxification, weight loss, less clean-up, saved money, a smaller environmental footprint, and, of course, no actual cooking. Even more exciting, Natalia is now sharing her recipes with us via video so that you can see how easy it is to make nutritious and delicious raw cuisine. Raw desserts can be so easy and fun to make! Watch and learn how to make some really tasty Mint Chip Macaroons. And keep coming back for more information on Natalia's upcoming recipe book.

Mint Chip Macaroons makes 2 dozen ½ cup cold-pressed coconut oil ½ cup raw honey or agave ¾ teaspoon peppermint extract pinch of Himalayan salt 3 tablespoons raw cacao nibs 2½ cups finely shredded coconut 1. Mix coconut oil, honey, peppermint, salt and cacao nibs in a large bowl. 2. Pour the coconut into the same bowl and mix well to combine all ingredients. 3. Scoop round balls onto a cookie sheet or platter or spread into a 9” square baking dish. 4. Place in the freezer for 1½-2 hours. 5. Thaw 15 minutes before serving. If you opted for the square dish, cut into desired shapes after thawing.

Natalia is the chef/owner of Glowing Temple, a raw and living foods inspiration, creation and education service based in Sarasota, Florida. Find her on Twitter @NataliaKW and Facebook.

Jaszy McAllister is the woman behind the curtain of Modern Hippie Mag, an online resource dedicated to promoting hip, healthy conscious living and environmental sustainability.



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