Chocolate Macaroons with Strawberry Cream | Sexy MONQ
Happy Humpday everyone! Hmm...that's kind of ironic considering what I'm blogging about today! ;)
What is MONQ?
According to their site: it’s a recyclable diffuser that promotes mood change and various effects through our custom blends of essential oils and the ancient practice of aromatherapy. MONQ is the simplest aromatherapy device in history. You don’t have to know anything about essential oils—we do all of that for you. Simply pick the way you want to feel, open your MONQ, and breathe in as your MONQ diffuses an eclectic blend of essential oils and wild plant extracts! MONQ is available in 7 different blends, all of which are organic, natural, and free of nicotine, tobacco, or artificial chemicals.
This week, I'm highlighting each MONQ with a specific and unique recipe designed to not only compliment the specific flavors of the individual diffuser, but also with ingredients that promote similar health benefits.
++ Essential oil blend: jasmine, patchouli, lime
Honestly, I don't know much about aphrodisiacs, so this particular MONQ required a bit more research on my end. For the most part, I kept it pretty straightforward. When I think of romantic meals, I mainly think of sweet treats! I feel like the whole chocolate-covered strawberry thing is a little trite, but c'mon! A raw vegan take on it? What could be better?
++ Paired with chocolate, coconut, brazil nuts, strawberry, cashews
Chocolate is not only loaded with antioxidants to support your body's free-radical fighting abilities, but also an excellent source of caffeine. Nothing like staying stimulated with a little easily digested and sustainable caffeine, ammiright ;)?! Chocolate is also a known aphrodisiac, so that's obviously a bonus. Coconut keeps coming up in these recipes, but it's benefits are second to none! Coconut and cashews are loaded with healthy fats that are burned for energy instead of stored as body fat, which also provides for a burst of energy for whatever your activity. They also help with glowing skin, hair, and nails, so that's a bonus! Brazil nuts are loaded with selenium which is optimal for healthy hormone function, to ensure that all of your systems are thriving. Strawberries are not only a beautiful and rich shade of pink, but they also contain vitamin C and antioxidants, which helps the body stay circulated and stimulated.
Chocolate Macaroons with Strawberry Cream
Serves: 4+ || Time: 15 min
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 c Brazil nuts & pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup pitted dates, soaked in 2 tbsp hot water
- 1/3 cup melted coconut oi
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup oats (optional)
- 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
For the Strawberry Cream
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup soaked cashew
- 1/4 cup full fat coconut cream
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- In a food processor, blend all the macaroon ingredients until a paste has formed.
- Melt a bit of coconut oil in your hands, and roll together palm-sized (or smaller) macaroons.
- Place all cookies on a plate or baking sheet and stick in the fridge or freezer to set for around 30 minutes.
- Before serving: combine all strawberry cream ingredients in a small high speed blender.
- To serve: ip the cookies in the cream and enjoy!