These bites! Have I prepared them the same way twice? Nope. (What’s new). Yet, they really turn out amazing every time. Before you get enthusiastic with portions, just be light with the lemon and turmeric on your first batch. It can get overwhelming quick if too much turmeric is added or strong citrus is not your thing. I love coconut and lemon together, so these are really hard to screw up in my eyes, but make sure to prepare them to your preferences. If things go left, add more dates, oats, walnuts, or, all the above.
Also, it doesn’t hurt to know these are great for fighting inflammation. Turmeric is well known for its ability to de-puff our bodies by regulating our blood flow. For a greater nutritional kick, you could incorporate protein by adding chia seeds to the mixture while it’s still in the blender. Remember, if you make any recipes off the blog, let me know by mentioning @amongtheflora or hashtagging #amongtheflora so I can see it in all its glory.
- 1/2 cup dates, pitted (about 12)
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 1-2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon coconut shreds, plus extra for coating
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric ground (start with less, then adjust to your taste)
- dash of cardamon
- dash of salt
- pinch of lemon zest
- Soak the dates for about 10 minutes, then drain.
- Place dates in a blender or food processor first to combine.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend until well combined. You can stop mixing once it sticks together.
- Wet your hands so it doesn’t get too messy. Roll into small balls, then toss in shredded coconut.
- Place in freezer for at least 30 minutes to form.