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4 ways to break your fast on dates

After a day of fasting, Muslims world-wide break their fast on dates and a glass of water. Dates are a great source of many nutrients and are full of energy.  

Here are our top 4 ways of taking dates to the next level. 

Dates with yoghurt and walnuts

This is a simple way of taking dates to the next level. The creaminess of the yogurt and how crunchy the walnuts are making a great combination with dates. They are also more likely to give you even more vitamins and keep you satisfied for longer. 

Stuffed dates

After you remove the pit from the dates, you are left with a huge gap. Why not stuff them with some of our favourite stuffing for a quick, fulfilling, flavoursome date! 

  • Peanut butter and banana 
  • Walnut and coconut flakes 
  • Spinach and cheese 
  • Tahini and Almonds 
  • Anything you fancy! 
Date balls

Date Balls are a quick and easy snack to make, the perfect snack to break your fast on– a great source of energy, full of flavour and no added sugar. 

  • Start off with approximately 10 pitted dates that are soft. Soak them in water in advance if needed. 
  • Have half a cup of any type of nuts.
  • Blend in the food processor or blender until it forms a sticky dough-like mixture 
  • Scoop out 1-2 tablespoons of the mixture and roll them into small balls in the palm of your hand. 
  • Decorate with any toppings you like, like blended nuts, shredded coconut, cocoa powder or even coffee.  
  • Refrigerate your date balls if you like. 
Date Smoothie

A smoothie is a great way to get hydrated and get some nutrients and energy quickly and in a yummy way. 

Here are our favourite date smoothie recipes: 

Add 4-5 pitted dates and 1 or more of the following: 

  • Dairy milk or fortified non-dairy milk 
  • 1 Banana (or a frozen one) 
  • 1/3 a cup of oats 
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter or a nut butter  
  • 4 Icecubes 
  • 1 shot espresso 
  • 2 tsp of Flax seeds or chia seeds 
  • 1 tsp of Cinnamon  
  • 2 tsp of cocoa powder 
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract 

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