Healthy Date Balls

Eating these days has become so more mindful than before. Gone are the days where you could sit with a box of Ferro Rocher and wipe it clean at one go. Now you’d probably just eat one and hide the rest of the box. As we read and learn more, become more aware of what we’re putting in our mouth and how its going to affect our body, chances are you won’t eat half the things you used to before. With that comes the challenge of putting in that little extra effort to make healthier more balanced meals. This doesn’t necessarily have to be a daunting task, in-fact its just as simple as stocking up the right ingredients and then cooking from what you have shouldn’t be difficult at all. Its a lifestyle shift, and once you condition your mind to working that way, then its practically no effort at all. And we all have our cheat days … so its not like you’ve given up your weaknesses forever.

Its always handy to have healthier snack options around the kitchen, so when you’re hungry you don’t reach out for the closest piece of junk food. I find these Date truffles, which I’ve made before here and here extremely easy to make and such a great source of energy and protein. Also easily replaces dessert after a meal, ‘cuz all you need most times, is something sweet, and this more than fills the spot. They stay for long, make great gift, travel well and are pretty irresistible.

 

Cranberry Walnut Coconut n Date Balls 

325 gms – best quality Dates – pitted

135 gms Walnuts

40 gms Oats

30 gms Dried Cranberries

2 tbsps Almond Butter

12 gms Chia Seeds

1 tbsp Vanilla Bean Paste

Desiccated Coconut – for coating

 

In a food processor, first wiz the dates till they break down. Set aside.

Grind the oats till they look like breadcrumbs. set aside

Pulse grind the walnuts. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients except the coconut and mix well. Roll into small balls and coat with the desiccated coconut.

Makes about 40 balls.

Healthy Date Balls 1

 

Chocolate Pistachio n Almond Date Ball

325 gms – best quality Dates – pitted

50 gms Almonds

20 gms Raw Organic Cocoa Nibs

80 gms French Valhorna 60% Dark Chocolate

40 gms Oats

2 tbsp Chocolate Nut Butter

Sea Salt to taste

Ground Pistachios for coating

 

In a food processor, first wiz the dates till they break down. Set aside.

Grind the oats till they look like breadcrumbs. set aside

Pulse grind the almonds. Set aside.

Grind the pistachios too.

Grate the chocolate.

Mix all the ingredients except the pistachios and mix well. Make small balls and roll in the powdered  pistachio .

Make about 40 balls.

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Comment :

Heavenly truffles!

Cheers,

Rosa

You have served a superb & fantastic recipe… Its really mouth-watering,

delicious & enjoyable… thanks for sharing a nice blog too!!!

this is a very nice simple and delicious recipe. I have tried this using medjool dates, it was very nice to taste.

Kajal

So glad you liked the recipe 🙂

wonderful recipe I loved it

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