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Lectin-Free Energy Bites with Coconut, Macadamia and Turmeric

These three-ingredient lectin-free energy bites, or call them turmeric-macadamia fat bombs, are not only pretty. They are also tasty and healthy, and super easy to make. They are made of coconut flakes, macadamia butter and a mix of turmeric and adaptogens that can be easily replaced with a homemade spice mix.

Going minimalistic

One of my problems in the kitchen (and in life in general) is that if I can’t decide on what ingredients to add to a dish, I add them all. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. From experience, when I keep things simple the food comes out beautiful and delicious. So lately I felt like keeping it simple and I created more basic meals.

Turmeric treats for energy

These lectin-free energy bites are super tasty and a guilt-free snack. And most importantly, they have anti-inflammatory properties thanks to the ingredients in the Turmeric Tonic I used: turmeric, schisandra berry, boswellia, ginger, cardamon, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper. You can have them with your morning coffee, in the afternoon for an extra energy boost, add them to lunchboxes or as a takeaway snack. This lectin-free lifestyle is getting easier by the day.

About macadamia butter: it is impossible to find in any store (at least I haven’t) so you either make it yourself, either you can buy it on Amazon. I’ve been using Wilderness Poets Raw Macadamia Butter (8 oz Glass Jar)” for more than 10 months now and I absolutely love it – only one ingredient, raw macadamia nuts (my type of food).

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As per the Turmeric Tonic, you can buy it on Further Food website and if you use this code – CREATIVEINMYKITCHEN10 – you get 10% off your first order. Or, if you are an Amazon Prime member, you’ve already used your code once and prefer to order on Amazon, you can find it HERE.

If you don’t have access to the turmeric tonic, any mix of compliant superfood powder would work, and if it’s yellow even better (usually those that are made for turmeric latte). Or you can use turmeric + cinnamon + ginger + a tiny bit of black pepper (to activate the curcumin in turmeric).

Lectin-Free Energy Bites with Coconut, Macadamia and Turmeric. They look very yellow and yummy.

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Turmeric - Macadamia - Coconut Sunshine Bites

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By Claudia Curici Serves: 2-3
Prep Time: 20 minutes

A superfood tasty and healthy snack

Ingredients

  • 1 heaping cup coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons macadamia butter
  • 2 scoops of Turmeric Tonic (Further Food) OR you can use 1 teaspoon of this mix: turmeric + cinnamon + nutmeg + ginger + a tiny bit of black pepper (to activate the curcumin in turmeric)
  • 1 tsp full fat coconut milk
  • extra shredded coconut or/and ground macadamia (for topping)

Instructions

1

Add the coconut flakes to a high speed blender or food processor and mix on high until the coconut starts to get sticky and oily. You may have to scrap the edged a few times.

2

Mix the 2 scoops of turmeric tonic with the one teaspoon of coconut milk until you get a paste (the coconut milk is purely used to dissolve the turmeric tonic powder - I added this step because I used a blender that is very tall and just throwing the turmeric powder in there would had been a waste, if you have a normal food processor you can just add the powder to the coconut).

3

Add the turmeric paste and the macadamia butter to the blender and pulse until all mixed (you may have to scrape the walls).

4

Put the mixture in the fridge for about 30 minutes, take out and shape into small balls (it makes about 6, 7 balls) and cover in shredded coconut.

5

Store in an air tight glass container in the fridge.

Notes

This quantity makes 6, 7 small balls, just double or triple quantities for more portions. If you triple, there is no need to add 6 scoops of turmeric tonic, you can add about three, four and you will be fine. You can also make a big batch and freeze them.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Julia
    October 4, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Any idea how many calories and carbs are in these? I’m 2 weeks in in doing a keto / plant paradox hybrid I made up… lol

    • Reply
      Claudia
      October 5, 2018 at 12:35 pm

      Hi Julia, I don’t. I don’t ever calculate macros and calories. But I would assume these are at least 80% healthy fat. If this is something you like doing, you can get one of those apps that calculate all this stuff, insert ingredients and will give you details. Doing what works for you is the best approach. xx

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