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Superhuman Dates

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Another name for this recipe should be inside date balls. Like date balls (bliss balls, energy bites…whatever suits your fancy) the recipe is easy, adaptable and so delicious.
Dates are natures candy, and there was a time when i could have them on their own. But now my taste buds have changed and they are too sweet without incorporating a bitter or at least neutral addition to them to balance out the sweetness. And you might as well increase the nutritional power house of our beloved date with some additional superfoods.
I’ve used the superfoods I have at home and use most often. But please free to adapt the recipe by increasing or reducing to what you have available in your kitchen. You can add protein powder if you don’t have some of the seeds for example or increase the flax meal if you don’t have the hemp. I’ve included some suggestions below for making the recipe grain-free and nut-free if you wish.
A recommendation to breastfeeding mothers is to add some ground up fenugreek seeds. You will end up smelling like maple syrup, but it’s worth it.
These dates are the perfect snack pre or post-workout, or to satisfy a sweet craving while still eating healthily. I love having a couple in the afternoon with some Arabic coffee as pictured below.

Superhuman Dates

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Instructions: 
  • 1/2 cup oats*
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes 
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds 
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds 
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal  
  • 1 tsp maca powder (optional) 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon or cardamom powder (optional) 
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp nut butter**
  • 2 tbsp cocoa nibs
  • 15-20 medjool or large sukari dates، pit removed 

Instructions:  
  1. Roughly grind the oats in a food processor, but don’t turn it into a flour. Add the coconut, seeds, flax meal, maca, cinnamon or cardamom powder if using, Pulse a few times to mix. 
  2. Pour in the coconut oil with the nut butter. Pulse a few times. 
  3. Add the cocoa nibs and pulse just to mix with the rest of the ingredients. 
  4. Use about a teaspoon of the mix to fill each dates. 
  5. Store in the fridge in an air tight container so it will stay fresh for longer. 

Notes:

*For a grain-free version, increase the coconut flakes to 1/2 cup and add 1/4 finely chopped raw nuts 
**For a nut-free version use tahini or pumpkin seed butter 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. fatma | 15th Jul 17

    it taste so good and its surprisingly satisfied my sweet tooth

    • Arwa | 15th Jul 17

      You reminded me I need to make these again soon!

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