Paleo Mocha Coconut Macadamia Truffles from Stupid Easy Paleo!

We’re SO excited to have Steph from Stupid Easy Paleo on merrymakers today! She has been one of our biggest inspirations since the very beginning. Keep reading to find out all about her journey and don’t forget to check out Steph’s OH MY FOOD delicious Paleo Mocha Coconut Macadamia Truffles!

How did you discover paleo?
About 5 years ago, very good friends of mine (and fellow bike racers) told me they were going to try something called “Paleo” and I was intrigued. I read “The Paleo Diet For Athletes” and made the decision that as of January 2010, I would give it a try. Here we are over 4 years later. Paleo has truly changed my life for the better!

Who inspires you?

Wow, so many people! My family and close friends are all amazing. I always say that I know the coolest people in the world. My readers inspire me every day with their stories of how they’ve positively changed their health and their lives by making the commitment to nourish themselves and eat better. It gives me goosebumps to read their messages.

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What’s your advice to people trying to live a healthier lifestyle? 

Most definitely go at your own pace and be willing to change and evolve over time. Paleo and eating a real food diet are more a lifestyle than just a quick-fix restriction. It’s about living healthily in so many ways: incorporating physical activity, getting more sleep, doing what you can to reduce the stress in your life. Some people are comfortable going “cold turkey” when they first start Paleo; others need to take time to get used to it and gradually change over time. Neither is the right answer. Perfection isn’t the goal, either. What’s more important is making really great choices a majority of the time over months and years.

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be? 
Honestly, it would be my grandma. She passed away in 2007, and she was a huge influence on me. She gave me the joy of cooking. I’d love to show her all the things I’ve been able to do with that passion. She was a special lady. Nobody makes Polish food or chicken soup like she did.
 
Share your mantra, what do you live by each day?
I want to be happy, healthy and harder to kill 😉 so I eat great food, lift heavy things and spend time doing the things I love. It all boils down to that!
 
A huge thank you to Steph for sharing her top paleo and healthy tips… now for the deliciousness! Here’s what you’ll need for the Paleo Mocha Coconut Macadamia Truffles and click here for how to make them!
 
Always merrymaking,
 
Emma + Carla

Mocha Coconut Macadamia Truffles from Stupid Easy Paleo!

makes: 10     prep time: 10 minutes     make time: 10 minutes

stuff you need:

3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/4 raw cacao powder
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp. organic ground coffee beans
1/3 cup macadamia nuts.

Steph uses a special choccy paste as well as a protein powder in her truffles but we substituted this with the coconut oil, cacao and coconut sugar! Click here for how to make these babies! 

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