The combination of fiber, protein & a low glycemic index means enjoying dates won’t cause major spikes in blood sugar levels. Dates also have many cancer fighting anti-oxidants as well several essentials minerals including potassium, magnesium, manganese, iron and copper.
The date ball recipe is simple, nutritious and delicious. The combination of coconut, nuts and spices lowers the glycemic index even more. These guys are finger licking good, guaranteed!
Place the nuts in the bowl of the food processor and process until roughly chopped.
Add dates, coconut oil, cacao powder, 1/2 cup of the shredded coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, sea salt and vanilla, turn food processor on until well combined. If it gets to dry, add a little more coconut oil.
With a tablespoon, scoop out some of the date mixture and roll into golf sized balls.
Put the remaining 1/4 shredded coconut in a bowl and then take each ball and roll to coat with shredded coconut. Add more if you don't have enough for each ball
Once the balls are rolled, get yourself a lidded glass container or BPA plastic container 10 balls. Line a piece of parchment paper place a a few balls and repeat!