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About this Recipe

By: Amanda

Dates are high in natural fruit sugars, so like all treats, should be consumed in moderation.  However, they also provide a wide range of nutrients including fibre, iron and potassium, so are a far cry from nutrient-deficient processed sweet treats.

Makes around 18


Step by Step Instructions

  • 100g pitted Medjool dates
  • 100g pecan nuts
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 50g rolled oats
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 heaped tsp almond butter
  • Zest of an orange
  • 3 tbsp orange juice
Step 1

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blitz until starting to clump together. If it is too dry, add a little more orange juice.

Step 2

Roll into walnut-sized balls. Keep refrigerated for up to two weeks.


The zest of citrus fruit contains the compound limonene, which supports liver detoxification. 

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