Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mmmmmmm... Minty Macaroons: Clean Christmas Goodies

Good Morning, Good Morning, Good Morning! Only 6 days till Christmas! My gosh, how did time fly so quickly?! 

The recipe I've got this morning is seriously so delish it is well worth using up a few of those precious  right-before-Christmas hours! While the recipe explains to make them in "bars" or "sticks" I also poured the chocolate mixture into mini muffin liners and made some mini minty macaroon cups - and both ways turned out fantastic!

Minty Macaroons
6 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil, melted
4 tbsp almond butter
4 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
pinch of salt
1/2 c shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 c pecans

Fill a medium sized pot with 1-2'' water, and sit a medium sized metal mixing bowl on top of it to create a double boiler. Add coconut oil, cocoa powder, almond butter, honey, vanilla, peppermint and salt to the bowl and allow the mixture to melt, stirring gently, 5 to 10 minutes until ingredients are combined.

In a magic bullet or food processor, chop the pecans up into tiny pieces.

Add the chopped Pecans and shredded coconut to the melted chocolate mixture and stir together to combine.

Pour into a 7 x 5'' dish lined with parchment paper.

Freeze until chocolate is set then cut into sticks. Store in an airtight container in freezer. Recipe from

Enjoy! :-)

And to wrap things up... of course! My quote of the day. I really love this one because it shines a light on one of the true keys to success, especially in health and fitness - consistency and dedication.

"Confidence doesn't come out of nowhere. It's a result of something.... hours and days and weeks and months of constant work and dedication." - Roger Staubach

Yours in Strength and Stretchiness,

- Brooke

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