Prevent a Sugar Binge – Eat Dates

There are SO many temptations out there, each seems almost sinister in its design to keep us from being happy and healthy. For those of us who are aging, and I know there are many of us boomers who are there, it seems that we’re reaching the age of new medical problems – diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid issues, etc., problems that never crossed the mind a few decades ago.

Binge-ing in any form isn’t good for us, but nowadays it can feel even more detrimental. So today, I just wanted to share another recipe I enjoy.

Tip: One tablespoon of cinnamon can be a little heavy – you may wish to reduce it, or switch it out for a different spice you prefer.


Date Almond Chocolate Balls
A Sweet Date/Almond Treat
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  1. 20 Medjool dates, pits removed
  2. 1/2 C almond butter
  3. 1/4 C coconut flour
  4. 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  5. 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  6. Finely shredded coconut flakes
  1. Mix first 5 ingredients in food processor.
  2. It will be sticky.
  3. Roll into small balls.
  4. Coat by rolling in the shredded coconut.
  1. Favorite Tip: Roll in crushed pecans instead for a decadent dessert treat.
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