This oh-so-delicious sweet snack is perfect for almost anything, pre-workout, post-workout, an afternoon pick-me-up, post dinner treat. I absolutely love medjool dates, they are so sweet and chewy with a wonderful caramel-like flavour. Medjool dates are an energy powerhouse, loaded with beneficial nutrients. They are a fabulous source of fiber, potassium, copper and iron.
These are the perfect snack if you are short on time but need a quick pick-me-up as the sugars in them break down easily providing you with energy. By adding tahini or a nut butter you also get the added benefits of protein and healthy fats to help satiate you between meals. You can literally throw these together in one minute. If you haven’t tried stuffed medjool dates yet you’re in for a treat, it’s a match made in heaven!
• 2 medjool dates
• 2 teaspoons tahini or nut butter
• Cinnamon to sprinkle
1. Open the date and remove the pip.
2. Place 1 teaspoon of tahini into the middle of the date, sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon and push the two halves of the dates together again.
I like to eat them straight away, however you could pop them into the fridge to firm them up for about an hour before enjoying them.
Recipe by Natalie Brady, from Natalie Brady Nutrition ©