• Dr. Nadia Mawji, ND

Date Delight


Yes! I’m talking about date – the FRUIT. This is my all-time favorite nutritious snack recipe…to help pull me through my afternoon up until dinner, as a pre-workout snack or just as a sweet treat! And kids LOVE this, too! Be careful about using nuts if they are taking them to school!!

Ingredients:

Pitted dates (14)

Sunflower seeds

Pumpkin Seeds

Chia seeds

Nuts (if you are not allergic)

Coconut chips unsweetened

Cocao powder or cacao nibs​​​​​

Gluten free oats (Or regular oats if not gluten-sensitive)

Olive oil or coconut oil

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO ADD!!

Directions:

  1. Heat up dates over the stove, with a ½ teaspoon of coconut oil – to prevent sticking!!!

  2. Medium heat is important, do not heat on high

  3. Transfer dates to a mixing bowl

  4. Soften dates with a table spoon and/or use your hands. If you do use your hands, add a touch of olive oil to your hands to make it less sticky.

  5. Add your desired amounts of:

Sunflower seeds

Pumpkin seeds

Chia seeds

Mixed nuts

Cacao powder/cacao nibs

Coconut chips unsweetened & oats – to either roll the date delight balls through or to add to the mixture – whichever you prefer!!

Once you have everything you want in the bowl....

  1. Mix desired contents in bowl using your hands. **Caution: the dates may still be hot, so be careful not to burn yourself!

  2. Enjoy a taste of your delicious mix while you’re mixing away…there’s nothing better than tasting along the way!!

  3. Roll into small balls the size of a ping-pong ball OR you can spread the mixture onto a baking sheet to cut into small squares after it cools.

  4. Allow cooling for 15 minutes and then serve!

  5. Refrigerate for storage.

Enjoy!

Dr. Mawji

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