Yummy Melt-In-Your-Mouth Treats
You’re wicked busy.
You get hungry when you’re on the go.
You want your snacks to be delicious, nutritious and give you energy.
Welcome to the world of the Yummy Melt-In-Your-Mouth Treats!
The combination of the sugar in the dates, the fat in the coconut oil and the blood-sugar balancing properties in the cinnamon in these yummy treats all work together to help to give you energy that keeps you going without the roller coaster blood sugar ride that you experience with most mainstream snacks (if you have any blood sugar issues or food sensitivities to any of the ingredients, check with your health care provider before making).
And there’s more good news (I know, I’m always full of the glittery stuff!)…
You can make like ten of these (or more) in under a minute once you pit the dates.
The more you make them, the easier it gets. :0)
So let’s get in the kitchen…
Yummy Melt-In-Your-Mouth Treats
Medjool date(s)*, pitted
* You will need 1 Medjool date per treat, so how many you make is up to you.
USE LOCAL, ORGANIC AND/OR WILDCRAFTED INGREDIENTS WHEN AVAILABLE
1. Create a slit on one of the long sides of your Medjool date and take out the pit.
2. Add between 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon (or anywhere in between — this will depend on your taste and how big your date is) of unrefined coconut oil to the opening in your pitted date.
3. Top with a light sprinkle (or a heavy one if you wish) of ceylon cinnamon.
4. Repeat until you have made as many Yummy Melt-In-Your-Mouth Treats as you wish and enjoy!
A Few Helpful Tips:
- Buy dates that are fresh, as they will be softer, which will make them easier to cut/pit and more melty in your mouth.
- Store your Yummy Melt-In-Your-Mouth Treats in an air-tight glass container in your fridge.
- As a guess, they should last a week or more in the fridge, although mine are usually gone within a few days, so I can’t attest to how long they actually last.
Fun facts about the ingredients:
“Eating medjool dates satisfies your sweet tooth while providing energy, vitamins and minerals needed to maintain overall health.
Dates contain small amounts of almost every essential mineral.
The ones of note are potassium, manganese and copper, which are present at 8 to 10 percent of the daily value.
Your body relies on potassium to regulate fluid balance, heart beat, blood pressure and nerve impulses.
Copper is used for the synthesis of connective tissues and helps maintain proper brain and red blood cell function.
Manganese plays a part in forming bones, blood clotting factors and sex hormones, regulating energy metabolism, calcium absorption and blood sugar level and maintaining brain and nerve function.”
“The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, cholesterol level maintenance, weight loss, boosted immune system, proper digestion and regulated metabolism.
It also provides relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, and cancer, while helping to improve dental quality and bone strength.
These benefits of oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and their respective properties, such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, antibacterial and soothing qualities.”
“Consuming cinnamon may reduce blood sugar, cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
The spice’s mechanism of action is not known, however, it is thought that components in cinnamon may increase insulin receptor sensitivity, which can increase the body’s ability to remove glucose from the bloodstream and store it in the body’s tissues, according to magazine ‘Eating Well.'”
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