DATES // your perfect energy booster
Dates are high in natural sugars like glucose, fructose and sucrose. Therefore, they are a perfect snack for an immediate burst of energy.
Many people around the world use dates for a quick afternoon snack when they are feeling lethargic or sluggish.
Since I don’t consume any form of caffeine I typically have to get creative when that inevitable afternoon crash comes.
(Your body temp drops around 3pm on the reg, causing that lovely afternoon crash)
I have tried jumping jacks to get the blood movin’ but that typically causes some stares, peppermints (eating and smelling it’s oil), and a nice cold-pressed juice but those things can get redundant after a while.
When I found out my newest afternoon snack gave a great energy boost, I was given an even greater incentive to enjoy them.
I challenge you to put down your artificial sweetener filled coffee or your nasty Red Bull -esque energy drink and ingest something natural to help boost your energy.
Do you accept? If so, here is the recipe!
ALMOND BUTTER STUFFED DATES
- Cut open the center of the date, removing the seed. I use my hands typically but these guys can get pretty sticky.
- With a sandwich knife, fill the center of the date with almond butter as well as the top making it look like the date has been dipped into the almond butter.
- Roll or sprinkle your toppings onto the almond butter. This recipe can be used with so many other toppings; almonds, pistachios, shredded coconut, etc.
100 DAYS IMMUNE SYSTEM HEALTHY!!!!!!!!!!
Quick tangent: I cannot believe I have gone this many days without getting a cold, sinus infection, etc. It’s honestly been “always something” since my freshman year of college!! (2005) This is a great feeling and I truly owe all of it to NUTRITION…food truly can be medicine. It’s proven so for me! I really cannot wait to see my friends and loved ones lives and health improve when they realize what you put in your body affect how you feel.