Get Snacking: Ginger Molasses Date Treats

Did you know that consuming six date fruits a day for four weeks prior to your estimated due date can actually improve your chances of spontaneous labour, a quicker first stage of labour, and reduce your chances of needing pitocin to either induce or augment labour!?  According to a study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2011) that this is in fact true!

Dates are delicious all on their lonesome, but sometimes it can be fun to mix them up with a little bit of zing! This is a super simple and delicious recipe. Not only does this treat contain dates as the main ingredient, which is high in energy and fibre, but it is also packed with protein, iron, and flavour.

Ingredients

Materials: Food processor

  • 1 cup Medjool Dates
  • 1 cup Raw Cashews
  • 1/2 cup Hemp Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 tsp Grated Fresh Ginger
  • 1 tbsp Molasses
  • 1/2 cup Ground Almonds

Place all ingredients (except the 1/2 cup Ground Almonds) in a food processor and blend until it is all mixed. Using a tablespoon, roll the date mix into balls and roll each ball in the ground almonds to cover (you can also use ground cacao, or coconut). Optional: If you have a dehydrator you can pop them in to the dehydrator for six hours (110 F) to draw out some of the moisture. Otherwise, just pop them in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 weeks (but they likely won't stick around that long). Enjoy!

Love,

The Spectrum Doula Team