Medjool dates are the queens of dates. They are so full with flavor, sweet and soft. When you need some quick energy and something sweet to munch on, dates amake a delicious and very nutritious treat.
Dates have been grown for thousands of years and are used a lot in the Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines.
Muslims all over the world traditionally break their Ramadan fast with a date to balance out their nutrition intake and sugar levels.
During my first attempt to quit refined sugar, these sugar-free lemon ginger date rounds made the initial period so much easier.
I was in the middle of my last semester at the art academy, working hard on my final project, so time was limited. With all the creative work going on and demanding presentations, I needed my snacks more than ever.
Challenging periods such as this really aren’t the smartest time to make a radical diet change.
It took me a few more attempts to quit sugar, but eventually I did it.
If you want to read more about the process, I wrote an article about how I managed to quit sugar and still enjoy lots of healthy sweetness.
I like to use dates to sweeten raw desserts, smoothies and some baked treats. Because dates are so sweet, you usually don’t need any additional natural sweetener.
These sugar-free lemon ginger date rounds are packed with healthy nutrients and are naturally sweet with hints of tanginess and spiciness.
They are easy and fast to make and that’s exactly what we need in our busy schedules, right?
Sugar-free lemon ginger date rounds
8 pitted Medjool dates
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp size of fresh ginger
6 brazil nuts
2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
Pit the Medjool dates and put them aside.
Chop the ginger into fine pieces.
Squeeze the lemon juice.
Process the dates with the ginger and lemon juice in a food processor until you get an equally mixed thick dough.
Cut the brazil nuts into thin slices and carefully mix them into the dough with a spoon.
Form rounds of about 5 cm wide and 1 cm thick and roll them through shredded coconut.
Let them sit in the fridge for an hour to set.
These vegan sugar-free lemon ginger date rounds keep for about a week in the fridge and longer in the freezer.
More sugar-free recipes:
Coconut lime cheesecake