Date Coconut Rolls with Almonds


I have a sweet tooth. Chocolate is my biggest addiction…I am powerless over it and when there is chocolate around, especially dark chocolate I eat some. There are always goodies at the nurse’s kitchen in the infusion center, brought in by thankful patients, so I try to stay out of there but it’s also where the frig is and the drinks for the patients are kept there. The other day my sister-in-law told me about date coconut rolls with almonds…she said they taste like Almond Joy, but are healthier…so I found them at Sprouts in the bulk section. Dates are alkaline and anyone who knows me knows I am all about keeping my system alkaline. I think the coconut flakes are alkaline too because they aren’t dried. Dried coconut is acid, fresh is alkaline. I keep mine in the frig so they stay fresh and when I get that urge to have a sweet I pop one in my mouth and my craving is satisfied.

Now if you want to make some — here’s the recipe:

2 cups dates
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup organic raw almonds

Mix these together:
Place 2 cups of dates, 1 cup of shredded coconut and 1/4 cup almonds in the food processor.
Pulse until the ingredients are blended together in a clump.
Separate the mixture into balls. Roll the balls out so that you have log shaped rolls. Place on a plate and stick in the refrigerator. Allow them to sit in the fridge a few hours before eating.

xo Inge

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