Friday, July 6, 2012

My Latest Craving {dates}

While most of you have probably been enjoying the beauty of the dates for awhile now, they're a more recent addition to my cupboard. I'm suppressing my urge to make a corny joke about the date fruit, and avoiding dating fruitcakes, and if you just followed this run-on sentence we should hang out in person sometime. But I sorely digress. 

Where was I?

Ahhh, yes, the deliciousness of dates. I've seen dates referred to as a superfood because of the little fruits are power-packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and even some much needed energy-boosters. Because of the sweetness, I'm not a huge fan of eating dates plain, but I've found them to be a yummy source of natural sweetener. I've used them in making sugar-free chocolate smoothies, but my favorite recipe to use these in is a quick, easy German Chocolate Fudge Ball recipe. I've whipped these up more than once when I had a hankering for a sweet treat.

You can take this...
(dates, pecans, unsweetened coconut, and ground raw cacao)

add a few other simple ingredients and turn it into this...

These deceptive fudge bites are one of my helpers in making "dessert time" simply a continuation of healthy eating. There's no sugar, dairy, or flour which helps in keeping all the allergy-laden people in my life happy.

You can find the recipe for them HERE. It's a blog chalk full of delicious healthy desserts; so be ready to get lost in chocolately-goodness recipes while you're there.

And Costco (of course!) has an excellent price for dates.

Now, I want to hear from any of you on your favorite way to eat this superfood fruit...

1 comment:

  1. As you posted, my favorite is the chocolate milkshakes! We also like them plain or chopped up small to add to our soaked nut trail mix! Mmmmm Yummy!!!!


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