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How to Make Nature's Fudge (Almond Butter Stuffed Dates)
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 5 MINUTES
Slice open a date. Using a spoon, fill the pocket with a teaspoon of almond butter. Sprinkle cinnamon on top and enjoy!
How Can Nature's Fudge (Almond Butter Stuffed Dates) Make You Feel Great?
On-The-GoEver dive into a bag of potato chips only to feel slightly nauseous a half hour later? Live it up with Nature's Fudge instead! These hearty treats are an ideal healthy dessert and nourishing snack for that 4pm lull in your day. Potato chips are a highly processed food. The oils are often rancid even before you pop open the bag, making you feel sick. However, the quick prep time of Nature's Fudge is ideal when you have the munchies. High in protein and complex natural sugars, Nature's Fudge is a whole food that appeases your sweet tooth without spiking blood sugar.
With minimal planning, this healthy snack is always available, always delicious. For easy access, stash some dates and a jar of almond butter in a drawer at work, and make this snack on the fly. Or, make them as soon as you hear your kids get off the bus for an exciting after school snack. Friends coming over? This nutritionally balanced snack will be a hit at your next party!
Calm Your MindAre you feeling a little frazzled these days? We live demanding lives, we're on the go, and many of us struggle with an over-stimulated nervous system. Almonds are a snack that restores your sense of calm by nourishing your frazzled nerves. Here's how: Every nerve in your body is coated by a protective layer of fats, called the myelin sheath. This natural barrier insulates, protects, and guides the electric impulses of your neurons. Without this protective layer, your nerve signals go haywire and scatter causing nervousness, anxiety, racing thoughts, muscle twitching, and even pain. Nourishing this fatty layer of the nervous system is the key to settling your mind. Almond also contains minerals like magnesium that support muscle relaxation. You'll experience immediately relief as your body absorbs readily available sugars from dates, and your nervous system will benefit in the long run. Dates are also oxytocic, the 'tend and befriend' hormone that makes you more affectionate.
Strengthen Your BodyBoth dates and almonds are natural ways to build ojas, (immunity and a strong healthy glow), contributing to your happiness, productivity, and enthusiasm. Almonds are rich in natural oils and fatty acids, from 36 to 60% by weight. The sweet temptation of Almond Butter Stuffed Dates should not go unsatisfied, so dig in!
Digestive HealthCinnamon's digestive stimulating qualities improve your ability to absorb the hearty nutrition available in Almond Butter Stuffed Dates. Yet, these rich treats can be a bit too decadent for you if your digestive system is weak. Dried fruits can make you gasey when under chewed. As with all dense, dried fruits, sip water when consuming so these morsels won't dry out your GI. Chew thoroughly to thin this dense mixture for easy penetration by stomach acids.
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WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Nature's Fudge (Almond Butter Stuffed Dates) Good for Me?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Energy Vitality Strength:
SATISFIES-STOMACHProvides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.
STIMULATES-ENERGYThis category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs
BUILDS-STAMINAPromotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.
Mind, Stress & Sleep:
RELIEVES-TENSIONAn herb that releases tightness, constriction, and rigidity in a muscle.
GROUNDINGEncourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth.
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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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