Lifestyle: Foodies On Beauty

Moringa Macaroons

Jil Larsen, founder of Magic Mix Juicery in New York City,
shows us how to whip up macaroons (inspired by
Revitalizing Supreme+), that are actually good for you.

How does a former paralegal come to open her own juice bar? Jil Larsen never considered herself much of a foodie, or even a cook for that matter. But after years of working long hours in a law firm and de-prioritising her diet and health, the results started to show in her skin. “I remember looking in the mirror and thinking, ‘What are those brown spots on my face, and why am I constantly feeling sad and tired all the time?’” Larsen explains. “I quickly realised through doing all kinds of research at home that perhaps if I changed the way I ate, I could also improve my body and mind.” The discovery led to an entirely new way of life, from her eating habits to her career.

“Not only did my skin improve dramatically, but I also felt like the fog had lifted, that I had purpose in life, and I wanted to share that with others,” Larsen says. “I started juicing from my kitchen, coming up with all kinds of recipes and asking friends how they felt, and it just became so clear to me that I wanted others to try my ‘magic mix’ and to make them happy and healthy.” And with that, Magic Mix Juicery, currently located in Manhattan’s Financial District, was born.

Larsen’s knowledge of superfoods is somewhat superhuman, so when we shared that our bestselling moisturiser, Revitalizing Supreme+, features the superfood moringa, Larsen couldn’t believe the timing, as she had just been experimenting with a recipe for moringa macaroons. (For the uninitiated, a macaroon is a small, sweet confection, different from the French macaron, which is a biscuit-like treat made from almond flour.) The good news about Larsen’s version is that they’re a healthier take on the typical macaroon, so the more you eat, the better your skin looks—at least that’s what we’re telling ourselves. “I like to keep my beauty routine simple and really love the Revitalizing Supreme+ moisturizer,” Larsen says. “Obviously I am also obsessed with it because it has the major superfood moringa as an ingredient!” It’s a beautiful thing when what you put on your body is just as amazing as what goes in your body.

For a limited time, Larsen will be serving her moringa macaroons at Magic Mix Juicery. If you can’t make it to New York, here’s how to make your own batch
at home:

Raw Moringa Matcha Macaroons


Moringa matcha layer:

  • 1/2 cup of gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/2 cup of shredded coconut flakes
  • 3 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of moringa powder
  • 1 teaspoonof matcha powder

Cacao layer:

  • 1/4 cup of gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/4 cup of shredded coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of moringa powder
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder

Directions:
Combine the ingredients for each layer in separate bowls. Once mixed well, press the moringa matcha layer firmly into an ice cream scoop, then press a thin cacao layer on top, also in the scoop. Release the macaroon from the scoop and refrigerate for two hours before serving.

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