Post by Pamela Hernandez
I recently bought 6 pounds of dates at Costco. Dates (which I often refer to as nature’s candy) are a great source of quick energy, fiber, vitamins B and C as well as antioxidants like carotenoids and phenolics. Since I use dates frequently to make something called Balls of Energy (which I eat almost every day) I thought of the 6 pounds a wise investment.
These little treats with dates, protein powder and a few other easy to come buy ingredients give me the energy to get through a busy morning of back-to-back training sessions. The recipe is from the now defunct Oxygen Magazine. I would love to share said recipe with you however I am not sure if this would run afoul of copyright laws. Better to be safe than sorry I always say.
However, my FitFluential friends have some other date recipes that they graciously agreed to let me share.
If you like the “ball of energy” concept try these Coconut Orange Date Balls from Kammie at Sensual Appeal. They are both vegan and gluten free.
Do you like coconut but are more of a bar person? Then make a batch of these Chocolate Coconut Energy bars from Angela at Happy Fit Mama.
Elle at We Can Begin to Feed has two great date recipes! If you want something that is more like a cake or perhaps a tea biscuit try the Fruity Egg Cake.
Or if you need a high energy side dish with your protein of choice try her Moroccan Couscous.
Or you can be like Brian and just eat 3-4 straight out of the jar. Just keep the portion under control, like nuts they are energy dense!
How do you do dates? Share your favorite recipe, please!
Posted on August 8th, 2013