This is one dessert that is totally guilt-free!! It has no added sugar, no butter, ghee, oil and all the ingredients are full of nutritional values. This dish also lasts for a long time.
2 cups dates (chopped) (I used Madjool Dates)1/2 cup chopped walnuts, almonds, pistachios1 tsp cardamom powder1 tsp dried ginger powder1 tbsp shredded coconut
- Put 1 cup chopped dates in a microwave-safe flat plate/bowl and heat for 30-50 seconds. (This is done to soften the dates so that they mash easily.) Mash with a potato masher and set aside. Do the same for the next cup of dates.
- Add chopped nuts, cardamom, ginger powder into mashed dates and mix well.
- Roll bite-sized balls and coat with shredded coconut.
Dates are a great source of fiber, vitamins, minerals. They provide energy and also help strengthen the muscles. Instead of added sugar, this dessert gives the benefit of natural sugar contained in dates.
Almonds contain calcium, magnesium for strong bones, vitamin E which help protect against cardiovascular disease.
Walnuts are considered to significantly lower the LDL cholesterol.
Pistachios provide a great source of vitamin B which is essential for energy.
Because of all these amazing benefits of various ingredients used in this dessert, I think it is a perfect entry for Eat Healthy during Pragrancy event.
I would also like to send this over to Purva's Christmas Feast Event and Tasty Treat's Santa's Holiday Challenge.
This dessert is so easy to prepare I'd also like to send this to Ramki's Recipes for the rest of us.