Maca-Roons | Guilt-Free Movie Snacks [Recipe]
Going to the cinema can be a great way to enjoy a night out, free from the distraction of kids, pets and our phones! But it can also open us up to some hard-wired habits and cravings. Movie snacks are typically delicious but also calorically dense. Popcorn, Kazoozles, ice cream, M&Ms – are anyone else’s taste buds salivating? When you’re sat there in the dark it’s easy to let the intoxicating effects of those sugary treats take control.
So why not set yourself up for success and start breaking the mold. You don’t have to give up the foods you love, but see if you can enjoy them at different times, so that your brain doesn’t send your salivary glands into a frenzy every time you think about the movies.
I stumbled across this recipe for Maca-Roons that’s completely sugar free and packed full of deliciously healthy, saturated fat. As the name suggests, these snackettes contain Maca powder, which is an ancient Peruvian superfood with a ton of health benefits! Maca is said to balance hormones, boost fertility, improve mood, increase energy, boost the immune system and it’s also good for the libido 😉 Jay had coincidentally just been reading about Maca powder’s health properties and had ordered some in. Talk about timing!
These macaroons turned out so good! Despite the lack of sugar they were super satisfying and have a real “melt in your mouth like butter” quality. Give them a go the next time you need some tasty movie snacks.