‘D’ is for DATES

I LOVE Dates! A bit too much actually, as although Dates are all natural they do have a high sugar content which means they may not be the best fruit to eat to help your skin unless eaten wisely!

The perfect addition to Dates would be healthy fat and protein rich foods such as Almonds or full fat Greek Yoghurt. Eating Dates with these additions will reduce the glycemic load, leaving your blood sugar levels more even and you, less likely to eat the whole pack.

Dates have amazing fibre content. One (average) date contains 1.6g of fibre. The RDI for Women is 25g per day and for Men 38g per day. So for women, just one Date per day is 5% of your RDI.

I’m a big fan of fibre found in fruits and vegetables (as you may know) as the more fibre we eat the more ‘regular’ we are. The more regular we are, the clearer our skin becomes. In fact the clearer our thoughts become, headaches and bloating reduce…there is so much that being regular can improve!

Dates are a great to use when you need something sticky to hold ingredients together.  These Super Power Balls are delicious

Super Power Balls

 

  • 6 Mejool Dates
  • ½ cup Pistachios
  • ¼ cup Desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 tsp Matcha Powder
  • 6 Raspberries and/or Strawberries

 

Chop and mix Dates, Pistachios, Coconut oil, Matcha powder and Raspberries. Roll into bite sized balls and then drop into the desiccated coconut to coat.

A delicious snack that will sort out that sugar craving and leave you feeling energised and clear.

 

Venessa is a down to earth Nutritional Therapist & Health Coach, specializing in helping clear your stress and problem skin through Holistic Simplicity. Her passion for healthy living, whole foods, skin care, stress reduction and improved digestion, is a result of years of acne and adrenal exhaustion issues that affected not only her body, but confidence too. Venessa wants to share with you how Yoga & Mindfulness along with a natural, unprocessed diet and SkinB5 products can build flawless skin, amazing confidence and a massive smile, as it has done for her.

 

Check out Venessa’s website for more details about how Nutritional Therapy & Health Coaching can help you J www.holistic-simplicity.com