Dates look too much like cockroaches for me to eat by themselves. I prefer to add them to smoothies, oatmeal, or roll them into yummy goodness. Check out this easy recipe for date balls!
(This recipe is lightly adapted from the Medjool date container at Costco.)
2 cups of medjool dates pitted
1 cup of raw cashews
1 cup of dried blueberries or whatever dried fruit
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 to a whole cup of shredded coconut (optional)
- Put the pitted dates, cashews, dried blueberries, and salt in food processor and let it blend until all ingredients are combined.
- Scoop out about 2 tablespoons at a time and roll into balls.
- Roll the balls in shredded coconut. I put the shredded coconut in a container and then drop the balls in one at time, shaking them around in the coconut. (optional)
- Store in an airtight container and keep in fridge.
These are a yummy treat that satisfies the sweet craving in a pinch! Dates are also recommended for pregnant mamas to eat. Some studies show they could help with a quicker, easier delivery!
How do you eat your dates, Mama?