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Diabetic Treat: Sinfully Good

Okay, I’m about to drop a bomb on all my diabetic peeps!! My dad was a diabetic and one of the things he used to crave the most was sweets. Which was kinda funny, since, he never really ate sweets before he was diagnosed. But, anyway, for some reason he was REALLY craving them. So, being the awesome daughter that I am, I did some research on how to naturally quench his craving for sweets.

There are many different ways for diabetics to curb their desire for sweets, but here’s one that tastes truly sinful…DATES! Dates are sooooo sweet and you would think that they would be at the top on the no-no list for diabetic. But… let me break it down for ya….

Dates are:

  • Easily digested
  • High in fiber
  • Prevent LDL cholesterol absorbtion
  • High in iron, potassium, B-vitamins, vitamins A & K, copper, manganese, magnesium & niacin
  • They have a low glycemic index
  • Increase energy
  • Fat Free
  • Have a ton of antioxidants

So, here’s the thing. Each person is different, what works for one person, may not necessarily work for another. I know that some foods that were supposed to be good for diabetics, weren’t good for my dad. I would suggest that you start small, like, maybe, one date. See how you feel, if you don’t have a reaction, then, next time eat 2 dates.

I would like to point out also, that dates, should only be consumed as a snack, it’s not a meal replacement. That goes for anyone, not just those with diabetes. Dates are such a powerhouse of nutrients that only need to eat 3 or 4 of them to get their benefits.

Here are the ones I get from the regular grocery store:

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Here is an excellent recipe to curb your “candy” craving. It actually taste a lot like brownies 😀

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Chop up about 3 or 4 dates and put in a small food processor

ADD IN 1 Tablespoon each….

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2 T. Almond meal
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Cocoa powder
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Ground flax seeds *Flax seeds are much easier to digest when ground. Don’t buy them already ground, they loose their potency. Freshly grind them to get the most benefit. *The processor won’t grind them, you will need a coffee grinder.
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Sesame seeds

process in food processor…

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Add in 2 or 3 drops of flavoring. I love the combination of orange & chocolate so I add wild orange. Peppermint may be good too. I have never tried it.

process again until a ball forms

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remove from processor and shape into balls or whatever shape you like. Top with a little orange zest and enjoy!! So YUMMY 😀

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***If your “batter” comes out too thin, just add more almond meal. If it’s too thick add a tiny bit of water. Mine sometimes come out very sticky, but I don’t mind. If you don’t like the stickiness you can roll them in some cocoa powder or almond meal.

Thank you for stopping by 😀

With Love,

Sindy <3

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