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Recipe: Maca Coconut Balls

Maca root powder is a delicious addition to your diet that is full of antioxidants. Maca is an adaptogenic herb that is known to balance hormones and promote fertility. It is sometimes referred to as “nature’s viagra” (though this one is also for the ladies). I like to mix up a batch of these no-bake “cookies” and eat a couple with my breakfast.

Maca Coconut Balls

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • ~6 Tablespoons coconut oil (I don’t really measure this. Start with a couple big scoops and add more as needed for your desired consistency.
  • 2 tsps vanilla
  • 4 tsps maca powder
  • ~1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 tsps cinnamon (or more, to taste)

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  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor. These amounts work perfectly in the small bowl on my food processor, but I do have a fairly large model.
  2. Process until everything makes a nice paste.
  3. Scoop out and form into small balls. Now that the weather is a little warmer, I will sometimes put the whole food processor bowl into the fridge for 10 minutes before this step.
  4. Once formed, store the balls in the refrigerator.

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Some other delicious maca recipes:

Maca Fertility Smoothie

How to Use Maca Powder

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WIAW – March 27

Breakfast: liver(!), bacon, mushrooms, onions, and a mix of squash, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. I also had orange juice with maca powder, a B vitamin supplement, and a cup of bone broth (not pictured).

My breakfast in the process of being cooked. I actually made this on Monday night and had it for breakfast yesterday as well.

My breakfast in the process of being cooked. I actually made this on Monday night and had it for breakfast yesterday as well.

Lunch: I forgot to take a picture! Crap. I had the sameΒ mix of squash, potatoes, and sweet potatoes, now topped with arugala, asparagus, mushrooms and a little shredded chicken. I also had some green tea with honey.

After getting my allergy shots, I did some dinner shopping at Whole Foods and left with some pumpkin seeds and a ginger kombucha for a snack. yummmmmmmm…

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Dinner was a delicious bison steak (well, half of one) with bok choy, broccolini, and some awesome fermented veggies.

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I bought the cabbage, beet, ginger, pear combo for my first try of wildbrine fermented veggies. They were amazing! I can’t wait to try the other combos.

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What is your favorite kind of fermented veggies?Β 

 


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Weekend Highlights – Bacon, Coconut Crack, Maca, and New Water Bottle!

I had Friday off this week, which made for a relaxing and productive weekend. It’s too bad I can’t have 3 days for every weekend!

My first tasty accomplishment was to cook up a big batch of these bacon ends I ordered from US Wellness Meats. This is the best bacon ever. We now have bacon ready to go for breakfast and a whole lot of bacon grease set aside to cook with.

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I also made these Coconut Crack bars, but in ball form. She is not lying at all by using the wordΒ crack. We ate all of the first batch and had to make a second…which we then demolished.

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My new food adventure this weekend was to try maca powder in my smoothie. It has an interesting flavor. It worked really well in a berry smoothie and in a banana/pineapple one.

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I also got a new water bottle, and it’s so cute!

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