Julie Morris and SuperFood Cuisine’s Raw Vegan Maca Macaroons2
It is DAY 12 of "Gluten Free Vegan Recipes with Breville" and we are celebrating our Breville Sous Chef® Food Processor Giveaway with the GORGEOUS and multi-talented Julie Morris from SuperFood Cuisine. If this lovely lady doesn't make you hop into live foods nothing will! I first came in contact with Julie after reading Brendan Brazier's FABULOUS book, THRIVE FOODS, where Julie contributed many of the delicious vegan recipes. It was a glorious discovery that made me a Julie Morris devotee :)
Julie Morris is a Los Angeles-based natural food chef, recipe developer, writer, blogger, and advocate for whole, plant-based foods and superfoods for optimal health. She has a penchant for creating remarkable, nutrient-dense, health-boosting vegan recipes with unique and balanced flavour profiles. Julie has worked in the natural food industry for close to a decade. She is the wonderful presenter of the Navitas Naturals TV Video Series, and the host of her own web-based cooking show, Superfoods With Jules, featuring simple, healthy and delicious recipes.
Julie is also the author of the sensational vegan cookbook, SUPERFOOD KITCHEN: Cooking with Nature’s Most Amazing Foods, where she shows readers in spectacular fashion how to incorporate "superfoods" in a variety of fun and tasty ways to increase energy levels and longevity. This book explains the philosophy behind "Super Foods", demystifies how to use them, and inspires creativity with over 100 plant-based, delicious, easy dishes that include: Carrot & Yacon Root Soup, Quinoa With Secret Pesto & Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Sacha Inchi Buckeyes, No Bake Brownies, and these delicious Raw Vegan Maca Macaroons.
In the book, there is also a handy guide to over 30 Top Superfoods highlighting nutritional benefits, flavor profiles and recommended uses; a convenient "New Superfood Pantry" list of what you need and where to find these special foods; Natural Cooking Techniques and Product Sources; a nifty "Superfood Substitution Cheat Sheet"; and stunning full colour photography.
You can also find AMAZING healthy plant-based recipes on Julie's website. Some of my favourites are: the Chocolate Goodness Smoothie, Creamy Hemp Hummus, Chilled Cream of Beet Soup, Goldenberrry Glazed Acorn Squash with Pecans, Spaghetti Squash with Gourmet Herb Marinara, Fresh Fettucini Puttanesca, Japanese Pumpkin Pie, and Lemon Coconut Breakfast Bars. YUMMO! What I love about Julie's recipes is that they use simple fresh ingredients, are SO easy, and all taste DELICIOUS!
The Raw Vegan Maca Macarooons she is sharing today are a glorious example of her simple, yet delectable creations. Julie says of this recipe, "Cookies with benefits – now that’s a way to live! Easy to make and deliciously full of natural ingredients, the combination of maca and brazil nuts tastes almost like peanut butter … with a coconutty embrace of course. The results are quite irresistible." I couldn't agree more. The flavour of these cookies is incredible. SO easy and SOOOO good. NOT to be missed!
Julie also shares valuable information on her blog, such as: How To Increase Your Greens, Tips on Juicing, Foods To Combat Allergies, Organic Cleansing, Hemp History, and so much more. Be sure to check out her cooking videos: No Bake Brownies, Acai-Berry Jam, Indigo Granita Dessert, Creamy Hemp Hummus and Asian Carrot Avocado Salad, and more.
Trust me, check out the extraordinary Julie Morris, and I dare you not to fall in love with her!
Julie, thankyou for graciously sharing your fabulous recipe and participating in this event.
You are AMAZING....
Julie Morris and SuperFood Cuisine’s Raw Vegan Maca Macaroons
- 1 cup raw Brazil nuts
- 1¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut, plus extra for rolling
- 1½ Tbsp maca powder
- ¾ cup chopped pitted medjool dates (about 7-8)
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp alcohol-free pure vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp Celtic sea salt
- Grind all the ingredients together in your Sous Chef® food processor until a coarse dough has formed.
- Check the consistency: pinch the dough and make sure that it sticks together, yet still crumbles like a cookie.
- If the dough is too dry, add water – a teaspoon at a time – until the dough sticks. If the dough is too wet, add spoonfuls of extra coconut until the dough is just right.
- Form the dough into balls, about a tablespoon at a time, and roll exterior in extra coconut.
- Flatten into cookies and serve.
- Makes about 20 cookies.
Piggy Cooking Tips
How to prevent sticking when chopping dried fruits
Chopping dried fruits such as dates, apricots and raisins can be a sticky mess. The fruit sticks to the knife, the board and your fingers. To get yourself out of a sticky situation just rub a tiny drop of cold pressed oil onto the blade of your knife. The fruit will slide right off after cutting.