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Stuffed Dates

Recipe by Isra Al-Salem






Dates are the perfect natural sweetener and are mega rich in nutrients, notably iron and magnesium. They aid digestion and are high in fiber which promotes elimination (prevents constipation), combats sugar cravings, and provides a natural source of energy for the body - a great pre and post-workout snack. They support the nervous system, pregnancy, ease in labour and delivery due to their rich mineral content, and in increasing lactation. Not to mention, they taste great dipped in tahini and dark chocolate!


  1. 1

    Prepare a baking sheet - slice dates open (still keeping one side intact) and place them on the tray.

  2. 2

    Mix all of the ingredients together with nut butter(s) of your choice, whisk till smooth. Adjust to taste. This step may be omitted if you are simply stuffing your dates with 1-2 nuts instead.

  3. 3

    Stuff dates with 1-2 tsp of your flavoured nut butter. Close the date.

  4. 4

    Dip stuffed dates into tahini or melted dark chocolate (a thin layer).

  5. 5

    Place dates on a baking sheet, then sprinkle and/or drizzle your favourite toppings on the dates.

  6. 6

    Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 15 minute or less.

  7. 7

    Once ready, remove the dates and devour!

  8. 8

    When not serving, store the dates in a container and refrigerate to avoid the chocolate from melting.

  9. 9

    Optional - Zigzag drizzle dates with date syrup and/or tahini!

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