Recipe: Not Coco-Roons

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I came across Coco-Roons in the grocery store the other day and decided to try them. They’re raw, vegan, organic, sweetened with maple syrup, and have just a few ingredients. I love how they taste — very coconut-y and just a little bit sweet. I only plan on having one or two per day though, since they’re still a source of added sugar.

Anyway, as I was eating one, I checked out the ingredients and noticed there weren’t very many, so I thought, I could make this! After all, they’re almost $1 each.

Ingredients (makes 3)

  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons almond meal flour
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon melted coconut oil
  • a tiny pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Grind up the shredded coconut in a blender or nut & spice mill until it becomes a powder. I used my Nutribullet.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together
  3. Roll into balls, or press into a mini muffin tin to shape them

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 96 (the real ones have 80 — I don’t know how!)
Carbs: 5g
Fat: 8g
Protein: 2g

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