Because he couldn’t find a date!
The beauty of the date, aka “nature’s candy”, is it has naturally occurring sugars combined with a lot of fiber and a bunch of important nutrients, like magnesium, copper and vitamins B6, A, and K. (V-K doesn’t get a lot of air time and it’s critical for clotting blood and transporting calcium around the body).
Fun fact - dates have been around for about 50 million years! Which means…dates DATE way back! There are actually several varieties of dates but the most popular, delicious and nutritious is the Medjool. Dates:
I love using as a natural sweetener and as a bonding ingredient in protein balls. And of course I love my chocolate compete so here’s a recipe using that.
Chocolate Protein Balls
2 scoops Juice Plus+ Chocolate Complete
7oz dates pitted
2 oz walnuts
¼ cup hemp seeds
Pinch of cinnamon
Dash of sea salt
¼ cup almond butter
1. Place dates in mixer, blend until a ball forms. Set aside.
2. blend the walnuts until you get a flour-like consistency.
3. Add Complete Chocolate powder, hemp seeds, sea salt and cinnamon. Transfer to a bowl, add almond butter.
5. Put dates back into mixer and mix until you have a smooth dough. (add a little cacao powder or milk to get right consistency. Refrigerate and roll into balls.