If you are looking to have a sweet treat with a low glycemic index, then dates may be just the thing for you. The glycemic index is the relative carbohydrate load that a food has on your blood sugar. Most sweet treats have a high glycemic index, which causes blood sugar spikes. Dates, however, have a glycemic index of 46, which is considered a low glycemic index, and is really great for a sweet treat. But sweetness is not the only thing you get from dates. They are loaded with potassium. In fact, they have more potassium than bananas! Along with that, dates are a good source of fiber. Here is a great date recipe to use for everything from dipping apples to topping ice cream.
Salted Caramel Date Sauce
1 1/2 C medjool dates (The best dates that I have found are from Rancho Meladuco Date Farm.)
1 13.5 ounce can of coconut cream
1/2 C maple syrup
1/4-1/2 tsp course sea salt, depending on how much you like saltiness
Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and let soak for 5-10 minutes, then blend until you have a smooth caramel texture. Dip apples or top ice cream.
Hi! I am Ammie Chapman, mother, wife, chiropractor and clean living fan. I have had my struggles with health issues that I have been able to treat with diet and lifestyle changes. I am hoping it may help you too.
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