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Adaptogenic Date Treats w/ Ashwagandha

Packed with superfoods like dates, ashwagandha, coconut flakes and cinnamon, this treat offers a wide range of benefits.

Nutritious, delicious and simple to make, Adaptogenic Date Treats with Ashwagandha can be enjoyed for breakfast, as a snack or dessert! You can even add in some of your favorite superfoods -- the recipe is super versatile and customizable.

Ashwagandha helps to balances the thyroid, supports the adrenal glands, helps to reduce stress and anxiety, protect the heart, supports cognitive function, offers anti-inflammatory benefits, is an aphrodisiac and has anti-aging properties.

While dates are an alkaline natural sweetener, rich in antioxidants, iron and fiber.


1½ cups dates, pitted and chopped

2 tbsps cocoa powder or Mushroom Cacao

⅔ cup coconut flakes (plus extra for rolling)

¼ cup tahini

2 tsps vanilla extract

½ tsp orange extract

1 tsp ginger powder

Pinch of sea salt

Tools + Supplies:

Food processor or blender

Parchment paper

Glass jar (for storage)


  1. Sook pitted dates in 2 cups hot water for 30 minutes.

  2. Strain dates well.

  3. Place dates and remaining ingredients into a food processor. Blend until it forms a consistent paste.

  4. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  5. Roll the paste into teaspoon-size balls and roll in coconut.

  6. Store these in the refrigerator and eat within 1 week.

Yields about 40 teaspoon-size balls

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