MACA SAMOAS - VEGAN GIRL SCOUT COOKIES WITH ADULT BENEFITS

It’s that time of year again! Girl Scout cookies are everywhere, so we figured we would try creating our own. After a bit of research and inspiration from @lilsipper, we meshed our maca-roon recipe with chocolate to create an indulgent version of this Girl Scout favorite!

What is maca root? It is a cruciferous vegetable (like broccoli) that has been cultivated for more than 2000 years in the Andes Mountains of Peru. Maca root is high in carbs, low in fat, and contains a fair amount of fiber. It’s also high in vitamin C, copper, and iron. The potential benefits include but are not limited to:

  • increased energy and endurance

  • blood pressure reduction

  • sun damage prevention

  • fight free radicals

  • alleviate menopause associated symptoms

  • increased libido in both men and women

     

How do you use maca root? The maca root plant can be ground up into a powder and added to meals or smoothies. We love adding a tablespoon to our morning oatmeal.

What I love about it is that it is good in both sweet and savory combinations.
- The average daily dosage is typically recommended between 2-5 grams a day
- You can get there a few ways in your daily routine for instance, in oatmeal
Here’s one indulgent way to get your fix!

GWELL VEGAN MACA NO BAKE SAMOAS

INGREDIENTS:

  • 10g, Maca Powder

  • 150g, Unsweetened shredded coconut

  • 250.00 g Date Paste or Mashed Dates (we used medjool dates)

  • 25 gram, Cashew Butter

  • 65 g, Dark Chocolate

  • 2 g, Cinnamon

     

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METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Toast coconut at 350 degrees until light brown ~4-6 minutes

  3. Mix coconut with all ingredients except chocolate in a food processor/standmixer/elbow grease

  4. Scoop and flatten cookies. You can poke a hole in the middle if you want it to look very close to the original (we forgot to do this!) Tip: scoop each cookie and roll into a ball. Place a sheet of parchment on top of cookies and use another baking sheet to press down.

  5. Place cookies in the freezer

  6. Melt the chocolate (temper if you’re fancy)

  7. remove the cookies from the freezer and dip bottoms in chocolate. Place them back on the tray to let the chocolate set

  8. Drizzle all coookies with chocolate

  9. Place in the freezer or refrigerator for a few minutes for the chocolate to set

  10. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

 

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