Coconut Dates! Bring on the food fibre!! A different kind of fruit snack that can be a part of your healthy diet. Enjoy your snack-time guilt-free! This recipe is one of the Truthful Living Recipe options. Are you interested in reading more about Truthful Living Recipes and what Truthful Living is all about? Check out some of the [Truthful Living articles].
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Nutritional Information per Portion
- 260 g Medjool Dates
- 100 g Water
- 40 g Dried Ground Coconut
Other things you need
- Food Scale
- Cooking Pot
- Dinner Spoon
- Food Processor
- Weigh your ingredients.
- Cut the dates open and remove the pits. Cut the dates into pieces.
- Put the cut dates in the cooking pot and add the water.
- Put the pot on the stove over medium heat and once the mixture starts to simmer, keep stirring.
- Take the pot from the stove as soon as the water has evaporated.
- Put the dates and 30 grams of the coconut in the food processor.
- Turn on the food processor until the dates and the coconut are properly mixed.
- Put the rest of the shredded coconut on your working surface.
- Shape the date and coconut-mash into two rolls with a diameter of roughly 2 centimetres. Make sure the outside of the rolls is covered with shredded coconut.
- Cut the rolls into equal portions.
- Shape each portion into a small roll.
- Enjoy your Coconut Dates!
Good to Know
- Storing: Make sure to store your dates in an airtight container in the refrigerator if you are not eating all of them right away.
- Shelf life: The dates will stay good for at least a week if stored correctly. However, they taste best when you eat them on the same day.
- Working with dates: The taste and the mouthfeel of the dates are important. Make sure the dates you use are ripe. That means they should be soft when you squeeze them, and sticky on the inside when you cut them open. How ripe your dates are, will also influence the shelf life.
- Organic: To make this recipe organic, only use organic ingredients.
Know What You Eat
Both when buying food or when making your own, it is important to inform yourself about the nutritional value. Have a look at the nutrition label, learn about your serving size and what nutrients this product will bring to the table.
If you want to compare different products and their values, it is easier to look at a label where the values are given per 100 grams. This way you get a better understanding of the categories certain products belong to when it comes to nutritional values. Is this a product with a high sugar content? Does it contain a lot of fibre? How does this product measure up if I am looking to stick to a low-sodium diet?
Keep in mind that if you are looking to eat healthily, you should not just avoid eating fat and/or sugar. We need both in our daily diet. Make sure however to be aware of where you get your lipids and sugars from. As a rule of thumb, you could say; variation is very important in your diet and in general, the closer your food is to come straight from the source, the better.
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*All given nutritional information is an indication. Due to differences in how ingredients are produced, where they are purchased and how the recipe is prepared, nutritional values may vary.