Recently I have developed some food allergies and have had to change my diet drastically to a gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, dairy-free, basically fun-free diet!
I must say I have been doing pretty well and haven’t missed much of the old stuff much except… dessert! I have a huge sweet tooth, so I have had to search for desserts that I can have.
I have found a couple brands of gluten-free, vegan macaroons that I really like from Whole Foods. But of course they are pretty pricy. So I was looking at the ingredients and realized that I already had all the ingredients, and they would be pretty simple to make myself!
So I decided to experiment with some of my own recipes using my Vitamix.
I made two kinds to start out:
(left) dates, peanut butter, shredded coconut, coconut flour, chocolate chips, cinnamon, vanilla, sea salt
(right) dates, shredded coconut, coconut flour, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, cinnamon, honey, vanilla, sea salt
|coconut four, shredded coconut, dates, cinnamon, vanilla, sea salt|
And here some additional ingredients you can add:
|honey, 100% cacao powder, almond butter, peanut butter, enjoy life chocolate chips|
Basically I start with a few dates (pitted):
Blend, and then form the “dough” into little balls. You can store them in the refrigerator for at least a week I would think! The beauty is that you can make as much or as little as you want, and with whatever ingredients you like depending on your preferences/dietary restrictions!
I also really love Larabars. My favorite is the peanut butter cookie flavor, and I noticed that there are only three ingredients in them: dates, peanuts, and sea salt. I plan on making some of these next!