We all know that refined and processed foods, including sugar, increase inflammation in the body and that chronic inflammation is at the root of most diseases. If your goal is to live a long and healthy life, you must start making good food choices most of the time and focus on balance and moderation.
When it comes to our diet, slowly replacing refined sugars with less refined alternatives and dried fruits is a great step in the right direction. Having a batch of date syrup in the fridge ensures that next time you feel like eating something sweet, you’ll have a healthier option ready to go. You can use this date syrup in pancakes, smoothies, muffins, or mix it with raw cocoa powder and hazelnuts to make a delicious chocolate spread!
Date Syrup Recipe
Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 0 min | Yields: 1 cup
+ 1/2 vanilla bean
+ 1/2 cup water
+ pinch of sea salt
Chocolate Hazelnut Spread Recipe
Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 10 min | Yields: 1 1/2 cups
+ 1 cup hazelnuts
+ 1 1/2 tbsp raw cocoa powder
Mix in the cocoa powder and the date syrup and blend until smooth. Store in a glass jar in the fridge for up to two weeks. Enjoy!