Thursday, July 26, 2012
"Tree of Life" Coconut Macaroons
Polynesians, who eat coconut and coconut oil every day, call it the 'Tree of Life'.
Excerpt from 'real food: what to eat and why' by Nina Planck (real food activist and creator of the first farmers' markets in London)
Coconut....... Its oh so delicious and seriously good for you. Packed full of lauric acid which is antiviral, antibacterial and very beneficial in fighting infection.
This is my version of a recipe from my wonderful Naturopath, Anthia Koullouros from OVVIO Organics.
8-9 egg whites from organic pastured chickens (make sure you keep the yolks and use in a quiche/ scrambled eggs/ raw milk smoothie)
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
(1 tablespoon marmalade - optional - I love the flavour this gives them)
enough organic desiccated coconut to bind the mixture
Mix the egg whites with the sugar (& marmalade) until soft peaks form, then stir in desiccated coconut. Roll into balls and bake in low oven (120'C) until lightly coloured.
So nice warm from the oven and equally yummy cold. I store in a glass jar and keep on the bench top for say a week (if they haven't been eaten before that).