Hi Joyous Health readers! I’m so excited to be here and sharing this delicious recipe with you! Cherry Coconut Macaroons are a chewy dessert filled with sweet cherries and yummy coconut. They are super quick and easy with only six ingredients. I loving making Cherry Coconut Macaroons for potlucks because they are always a crowd pleaser and people get really excited when they learn they are actually healthy.
I created this recipe because I’m a recovering sugarholic. For the longest time, sugar didn’t bother me, but I eventually started experiencing candida symptoms. Candida is a yeast organism that can flourish in different parts of the body and feeds on sugar. After learning more about candida, I knew I had to make a change to the way I was eating.
I began by decreasing the amount of sugar I was eating and did a candida cleanse. After I was certain that the candida in my body was under control, I started eating homemade sweets that were made with alternative sweeteners like fruit and maple syrup. I had so much fun creating recipes that I wrote them down and published them in my cookbook Dairy Free Desserts!
Cherry Coconut Macaroons are naturally sweetened with dried cherries and maple syrup, so you can pop them in your mouth guilt-free. Cherries are a great source of antioxidants, which can help lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. They can also help with digestion and sleep.
These macaroons also contain coconut oil, which is a saturated fat that is very stable and can withstand high temperatures without becoming rancid. Coconut oil also promotes weight loss is used as an energy source in the body instead of being stored as fat.