I can't remember ever going to my grandmother's house and there isn't a big green tin on her kitchen shelf that's full of meringues. We would get an after lunch treat of ice cream with meringue crumbled over the top. Or a bowl of fresh ripe raspberries with meringue on top. Or just a meringue to go with your afternoon coffee. My sister absolutely loves them, so much that my grandmother brought over a whole tin for Christmas.
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With all this good food that I'm eating I do have to watch my waistline a bit, most people in Australia would have heard of Lola Berry by now. The young, blonde nutritionist that makes healthy food look and taste awesome.
These tangy little balls are delicious and yet healthy. Win/win I think!
150 g (1 ½ cups) almond meal*
45 g (½ cup) desiccated coconut
3 tablespoons maple syrup
juice of 3 lemons
zest of 1 lemon
1 vanilla pod, split and scraped
125 ml (½ cup) coconut oil, melted
pinch pink salt
60 g (1 cup) shredded coconut, for rolling*
Put all the ingredients (except the coconut for rolling) in a food processor and blitz for 30 seconds.
Place a teaspoonful of the mixture into your palm and shape into a little ball. Roll in the shredded coconut and place on a plate. Repeat until you have used up all of the mixture. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes or until firm. Store in a plastic container in the fridge or freezer.
I used a Thermomix, so instead of using almond meal I just blitzed 150g of raw almonds, a bit cheaper than almond meal.
Rolling the bites is much easier with slightly damp hands. I actually used of mixture of shredded and desiccated coconut for rolling.