Update on the 30 day challenge: It’s day 9 and I am feeling so ALIVE! I had no idea I would feel so great so fast. I remember the morning of day three waking up and I sat there thinking, “wow, I feel rested, I feel pretty good.” And I’ll have you know that night I had only gotten 7 hours of interrupted sleep, with my 8 month old baby waking up three times that night (we still haven’t figured out the whole sleeping through the night thing.) And I felt great! I know, amazing, right. Before starting this sugar cleanse, I would wake up being more tired than when I went to bed, and my eyes would hurt and I’d feel like a zombie. It was awful! I had no idea eliminating sugar would boost my energy so much. I’ve woken up feeling great every morning since as well. I don’t know if I ever can go back to sugar… I just don’t know if it’s worth it.
Okay, so about these delectable morsels you see before me… these are my “sweets” I made this week. Can I just say, “where have you been all my life?” These are down right amazing. They are sweetened with 100% real maple syrup. They are raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and quite frankly, delightful.
This recipe consists of six simple ingredients. Perfections comes in simple packages. Enjoy. Oh so yummy!
Raw Coconut Macaroons
(recipe inspired from rawmazing)
- 2 1/2 C Dried Organic Coconut (unsweetened)
- 3/4 C Almond Flour
- 1/4 C Organic Coconut Oil (unrefined)
- 1/2 C 100% Real Maple Syrup (you can add a couple more tablespoons if desired)
- 1 tsp. Real Vanilla
- Pinch Sea Salt
Directions: Mix all ingredients together. Form into round balls. Place on glass Pyrex or cookie sheet. Cover and refrigerate or place in freezer until hard. Keep refrigerated for best form and taste.