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5 tips on Body Confidence

So the gorgeous Madeleine Shaw asked if I would write another piece for her blog on my top tips for creating high self esteem and body confidence this summer.  Obviously it was my pleasure as this is the topic I specialise in and am passionate about. Madeleine and I are both working from the same song sheet on this as she is a nutritionist creating healthy food with no restrictions in sight. It is so important to learn how to accept your body, learn how to eat normally and find that peace inside.  So if you want to know a little more then just click the link below. Happy reading!  Oh and if you scroll down you will also receive a sneaky little recipe from Madeleine's new book.  Obviously I chose the chocolate macaroon's! x

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Coconut macaroons with chocolate dipping sauce

Coconut macaroons and chocolate are a match made in heaven. These are the perfect on-the-go snack and I love popping a few in my bag for that 4pm 'tea and cake break’ with a twist.

400ml can coconut

milk

2 tbsp coconut oil

3 tbsp honey

½ tsp ground

cinnamon

grated zest of

1 orange

200g desiccated

coconut

4 tbsp ground

almonds

pinch of salt

dipping chocolate

90g cacao butter or

coconut oil

60g raw cacao

powder

60g honey or

maple syrup

pinch of sea salt (or Himalayan)

 

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Open the can of coconut milk and scrape out 3 tablespoons of the cream on the top and place this in a pan on a low heat with the oil, honey, cinnamon and orange zest. Stir this for a minute or so until the oil melts, then take it off the heat and add in the desiccated, coconut, ground almonds and a pinch of salt. Keep stirring for a few minutes, then leave it to cool for 5 minutes. Grab a tablespoon of the mix, form it into a ball and set it on the baking tray. Repeat until you have 16 balls, then bake them in the oven for 10–12 minutes until golden. Take them out and let them cool and harden on the tray while you make the chocolate sauce. Melt the cacao butter or coconut oil in a pan on a low heat and slowly sift in the cacao powder, then stir in the honey and salt until everything is combined. Once the balls and chocolate have cooled spoon 1 tablespoon of chocolate over each coconut macaroon. Place the balls in the fridge to cool so that the chocolate hardens.

These will keep for 4 days in the fridge.

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