Charlotte's Kitchen is delightful to discover a new recipe, as usual, Charlotte's favourite way of easy preparation yet with full nutritious value. Today's recipe is Medjool Dates Pistachios Energy Balls, using Natural Delights Medjool Dates and recipe by Dietitian Georgen Thye.
Dates are in fact a versatile food, we can enjoy as it is - a snack or incorporate into various recipes in our daily cooking. They are widely used in salads, baked items, desserts, smoothies and others. Besides becoming the main choice of food during Ramadan and serves as tasty gift items for festive seasons, dates are versatile to enjoy all year round, they are a convenient fruit to visually enhance and energise any meal.
Whenever I am on-the-go, I will look for a nourishing choice that is convenient to eat. Dates are one of my favourite choices as dates are nutrient dense with 16 essential vitamins and minerals. It provides satisfying, energizing snack for our busy days. Dates are high in calories particularly carbohydrates (74 grams) for the energy we needed especially during a busy day. Besides that, dates are high in natural fibre, with nearly 8g of fibre in 100g of dates. The natural fibre helps to regularise bowel movements, ease constipation and improve overall digestive health.
Let's try this Dates Pistachios Energy Balls recipe by Dietitian Georgen Thye. I love it and I am sure you will love it too! Delicious snacks to eat and to bring around conveniently, and to enjoy anytime of the day. Check for full recipe here https://www.youtube.com/shorts/A4bSnsip52s
Recipe: Medjool Dates Pistachios Energy Balls
10 Natural Delights Medjool Dates, pitted
1/2 cup shelled pistachios
1/4 cup dried coconut shreds, for coating
1. In a food processor, pulse the dates and pistachios until the mixture is well combined and the pistachios are chopped into small pieces.
2. Using your hands, roll the mixture into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter.
3. Roll each ball in the dried coconut shreds, making sure they are well coated.
4. Place the energy balls in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to firm up before serving.
Amount Per Serving (2 energy balls):
This recipe is super easy and I just can't stop myself from munching these delicious energy balls! These energy balls are good source of fibre, vitamins and minerals, natural sweetness, and give me an instant boost of energy! Dates are convenient to carry and easy to keep them close at hand in your desk drawer, car or kitchen pantry for the ideal heart-healthy snack.
Quick Facts on Natural Delights Medjool Dates
Medjool Dates demand a very specific set of growing conditions where high heat, low humidity and plentiful water meet. Bathed in sunshine and nourished by the Colorado River, Bard Valley is home to America's favourite Medjool Dates.
Medjool Dates are rich in 16 essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B, C and D. They are rich concentration of antioxidants. They provide rich and natural sweetness to those with a sweet tooth without giving in to processed sugars. This makes it ideal for making a delicious dish with natural sweetness taste.
The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool Dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fibre and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.
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