Oh my, these are quite delicious! We do love a raw slice here at The Grove, these guys are quick and easy when you need to whip up a healthy snack and you're feeling a bit time poor, plus if you make too many, you can stick the left overs in the freezer to pull out when you feel like a sweet treat. Plus, all ingredients are completely natural with no hidden nasties and a heap of goodness.
We have used our 'Chocelix' in this recipe (just for some extra boosted goodness) but you can easily switch this out for straight cacao. Now you may be thinking, OH BALLS not dates again, but they they actually have a great healthy nutritional profile when encorporated into the diet (see below), and are not just added for the sweetness, and yes if you eat them in excess they can be bad, but so can everything in excess - even exercise. We love these guys with a hot cup of tea in Winter, or as an icey treat in summer! Let us know how you go!!
Strengthening, balancing, supporting and regulating the immune system, optimising immune response (great for winter).
An essential mineral, absorbed in the gut and is important for energy, muscle health and bone health.
Is a fatty acid neurotransmitter. The name is taken from the Sanskrit word 'ananda', which means "joy, bliss, delight".
Similar to caffeine, it is a vasodilator, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, diuretic and can act as a stimulant. Studies suggest it aids the absorption of the polyphenols in Cacao.
When all other sweeteners are highly processed, we opt for either Honey (from the hive) or Maple Syrup (from the tree). If something has to be significantly processed to become something else before we consume it, then surely logic dictates that its probably not that good for you... and may be causing other health issues that your not aware of.
Containing a variety of healthy anti-oxidants and minerals (magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and calcium), did you know that dates can aid bone health, help balance blood sugar (as they are low GI), reduce inflammation in the brain (via interleukin 6 / IL6) and support memory and learning, they are also high in fiber.