Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Detox (Macaroons)

Ahhh, the joys of processed foods.

My latest processing adventure involves detox.  For those people who listen to rap, Dr. Dre has been promising an album called Detox for about 10 years now.... I'm still waiting............................


Check out these Detox Macaroon recipe from Healthy Hoggin.  I've been making many versions of macaroons, but this is my favorite in terms of flavor.

The unique thing about this (vegan) recipe is that it is 99% coconut.

The first step is to pulverize some shredded coconut into a "coconut butter."  I loved seeing it transform!  It was quite tasty in this form!

By the way, that is almond extract that you see above.  It's a lot stronger than vanilla extract and clear in color. 

Coconut butter + more shredded coconut = macaroons!

They are delicate and coconut-y without that throat-itching sensation of condensed milk that other macaroons offer. 

If you're willing to put in some effort, definitely give these flour-less macaroons a try!  Otherwise, this much easier recipe is also delicious.

These were enjoyed with this "blooming" white tea that my friend gave me.  Just add hot water...


  1. sounds amazing! just looking at the word detox stirs my soul. i am in desperate need of some serious system cleansing. now that my spring marathon is over, it is time to crack down on the bad habits i've been forming. namely the starburst and dark chocolate covered peanuts that are currently in my desk drawer.

  2. I love coconut! Those look yummy!

  3. I am the only one in my family that love coconut. These look so yummy. Thanks

  4. Just found your blog through Oh She Glows! I love the title and can't wait to try out this macaroon recipe!

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