- 2 cups dates
- 2 cups almonds
- ½ cup desiccated coconut
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp water
Put the almonds into the food processor and process until it becomes a fine powder
Add the rest of the ingredients into the food processor and mix until it becomes moist and forms a ball of dough. This can take a while so be patient.
Once formed, remove from the food processor roll into small balls
Store in the fridge
Store your nuts sealed in the fridge away from oxygen and heat so that they don’t become rancid
Rancid fats create free radicals in our bodies, which in high amounts are a carcinogenic, damage DNA, cause disease and accelerate ageing.
Why are these healthy?
Almonds are a source of good fats (monounsaturated fats), which help maintain healthy skin, hair, reduce the risk of heart disease.
A study showed that substituting nuts for an equivalent amount of carbohydrate in an average diet resulted in a 30% reduction in heart disease risk.
A good source of Vitamin E, an anti-oxidant that removes toxic free radicals from our body to prevent diseases.
Almonds are low GI keeping your blood sugar levels stable proving you with sustained energy.
The fats keep us satisfied preventing extra snacking between meals & overeating at mealtime.