Dates are full of benefits for our body and mind. They provide vitality: being rich in calories and sugar (80% of the date is made of sugar), as well as being easily digested and absorbed, they provide you with an immediate source of energ. Are rich in essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They are rich in fibre which facilitates digestion and moderates bowl function, helping prevent constipation. And of course are extremely heart healthy as they have only traces of fat, are cholesterol free and rich in phenolic oil and antioxidants which are especially potent to decrease the LDL-associated aldehyde (TBARS) levels and LDL-associated lipid peroxide levels.
Additionally 2-3 pieces of dates are considered as one fruit serving (for your recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables) and contain only about 70 calories!
Another way to add dates to your balanced diet is to incorporate them into your sweet recipes, this way you will replace some of the sugar as dates are naturally sweet and tasty.
So, we decided to give you some sweet and delicious recipes which you can follow at your very own kitchen and serve to your loved ones.
WHITE CHOCOLATE STUFFED DATES WITH PISTACHIO
You will need the following ingredients:
Dates, White chocolate (melted), Walnuts, Slivered pistachio.
1) Stuff the dates with nuts.
2) Dip and swirl in white chocolate
3) Crush pistachio - sprinkle over dates