Delightful Date Balls

Sweeten your life with dates! Gooey, delicious dates not only tempt your mouth with luxurious sweetness, but according to Ayurveda, these delightful fruits also makes you — and those you share them with — more affectionate and kinder (and who doesn't want more of that around?) Naturally sweet and full of nutrition, this recipe adds a boost with antioxidant-packed nuts, warming spices and just a touch of, well, ghee.

 

Ingredients 

  • 4 cups pitted dates 
  • 2 cups total, almonds and/or pistachios 
  • 1.5 TB Herb-Infused Ghee
  • 1 cup shredded dry coconut 
  • 2/3 tsp nutmeg 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt 
  • 2/3 tsp cardamom powder

Instructions

Cut nuts into small pieces and dry roast them for 1-2 minutes on medium flame

Heat ghee in a non stick pan and add dates. Cook on a low heat, stirring the dates and pressing down until they become a soft paste. 

Add chopped nuts and spices and mix everything well

Rub a little ghee to your palm and shape into one inch balls. (While rolling your hands may become sticky due to the sugar in the dates - just rinse your hands with cold water and you will be able to handle the mixture easily again.)

Roll balls in coconut. Set aside to cool. 

Store them air tight containers. Dates roll stays fresh for about two weeks at room temperature. 

Enjoy!

Sachi Doctor

Elemental Alchemy, 90 Rio Vista Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94611

Sachi Doctor is an Ayurvedic practitioner and holistic health coach who founded Elemental Alchemy with the mission to provide a resource for those navigating their way towards optimal mind-body health.

Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at a young age, Sachi has spent over twenty years exploring different health modalities, treatment plans, diets and mindfulness practices to help alleviate chronic pain and restore balance.

After years of looking to others for a model of health with no relief, Sachi realized that the answers she sought were not hidden in someone else’s prescription for wellness but unique to her, and that the first step towards discovery was actually tuning out what was right for others and tuning into herself.

As she tapped into the wisdom of her own body, she discovered that the elements foundational for health  — the blueprint she so fervently sought — was within her, within each of us. Since then Sachi has been passionate about helping others also cultivate clarity and inner wisdom for vibrant health.

In addition to her Ayurvedic and nutrition education, Sachi has completed over 800 hours of yoga teacher training and continues to study with her mother, her first yoga teacher, for whom these practices are a way of life.

Sachi is a board member of the Prison Yoga Project at San Quentin State Prison and serves as an ambassador for Yoga Gives Back, a non-profit that raises funds within the US yoga community to support microcredit programs for women in India. She holds a Msc in Development from the London School of Economics.