I have only a few tricks up my sleeve, but making date balls is one of them. If you've been to Dad & Me yoga or Breastfeeding Basics, you've probably enjoyed these tasty treats. They are good for you, especially at the end of your pregnancy (I'm not making that up, it's science!). I'm finally sharing the "recipe" with you… but as I've said before, there is no real recipe. Just follow your heart!
1 c dates (pitted)
1/2 c walnuts (any nuts will work)
1 T coconut oil
Optional (pick and choose):
- Food grade orange oil
- Vanilla extract
- Cocoa powder
- Flaked coconut (unsweetened)
- Dried cherries, blueberries, or cranberries
Add ingredients to a food processor, and process. Roll into balls. Roll balls in dried coconut.
That's it. Not really a recipe, is it?
One thing I've learned: don't roll the balls in cocoa powder. It makes a mess when you try to eat them. Nuts and coconut work really well.
Kari Kwinn, ERYT, RPYT, Doula, Midwife's Assistant is one of Enso's co-owners. She teaches prenatal yoga, Mom & Me yoga, Prenatal & Partner, and Breastfeeding Basics.
This blog is not intended to be a source of medical information or advice. Please discuss all of your concerns with your care provider.