The Essential Macaroon

Dress up these macaroons with your favorite pure essential oil, or eat them by themselves for a delectable, flavorful treat.

This recipe was inspired by the36thavenue.com

I love my yoga students. So in honor of my appreciation, I brought  them a plate of citrusy macaroons. They were very well-received. The last couple which remained on the place were even better received by my belly! This is a great base recipe for no-bake macaroons, but they are even more magical when enhanced with edible essential oils. I look forward to trying lavender, lemon, lime, and chocolatey peppermint in the near future. Please let me know what other delicious flavors you try. Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup ghee 1/2 cup milk 3 1/2 cups shredded coconut 1 tablespoon organic vanilla extract 2/3 cup nut butter (I like homemade almond cashew, or seed butter) 1-2 drops of doTerra's wild orange, lavender, or tangerine essential oil. *Optional: 1/4 cup cocoa

Method:

Slowly bring to a boil the maple syrup, ghee, milk (and cocoa, if using).

Stir often so the mixture does not stick to the bottom of your pan.

Turn the heat down and add the vanilla, nut/seed butter, essential oil, and coconut.

Stir a minute longer then turn off the stove.

Using a spoon, melon baller, or small ice cream scoop, form the macaroons and place them onto a wax paper-lined cookie sheet.

*Can sprinkle with additional coconut for pretty.

Place the cookie sheet in the fridge (or outside if it's cold enough) and allow to harden for at least 15 minutes.

Sprinkle with corresponding garnish, ie: lavender petals, orange zest, cacao nibs, etc.

Serve and enjoy!

*NOTE: Not all essential oils are created equal. I only use doTerra because their oils are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, which is suitable for internal, external, and aromatherapeutic consumption.

*NOTE: All doTerra Essential Oils are extremely potent. I’d recommend 1 drop per 2-serving smoothie. Otherwise, just know that you will have a VERY strong-tasting snack!

Click here to learn more about doTerra Essential Oils.

Benefits:

Almonds: Almonds are a Supernut. High in monounsaturated fats (associated with reduced risk of heart disease), almonds contain high amounts of vitamin E, magnesium, and potassium. They are also high in protein, which makes them an ideal snack. See here for more health benefits and nutritional information. Many suggest that soaking nuts (and grains, legumes, and seeds) before consuming them enhances their nutritional quality.

Coconut: Coconut is highly nutritious, rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Both modern and traditional medicine have recognized coconut as having antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Meanwhile coconut provides a nutritional source of quick energy, and can be used to enhance endurance and physical performance. Coconut is also soothing to the digestive tract, and aids in absorption of other nutrients within the body. See here for more health benefits and nutritional information.

Ghee: A favorite among Ayurvedic practitioners, said to help cure ailments from tight muscles to memory loss. Ghee is essentially clarified butter that has been separated from the milk solids and saturated fats. I highly recommend replacing your regular butter with this. Read up on the health benefits and nutritional information.

Lavender Essential Oil: Known as the “mother of all oils” for its sedative, mood modulating, analgesic (reduces pain), anxiolytic (reduces anxiety), and anti-carcinogenic properties. It is also great for digestion, and has a calming and soothing effect. See here to learn more about doTerra essential oils.

Local Raw Milk: This is a VERY touchy subject. So I will leave it to the professionals. See here if you’re interested in learning more about raw milk. Otherwise, good organic milk is a fine alternative.

Tangerine Essential Oil: DoTerra’s Tangerine Essential oil is an extremely powerful blood purifying agent, digestive aid, anti-septic, and relaxant. It can help improve blood circulation, and reduces internal inflammation. The neurological benefits abound as well. See here to learn more about doTerra essential oils.