Simple - Whole - Nutrition
Three part series with recipes, nutritional information and health benefits for each sweet sauce. One new sauce each week!
We hope you enjoy creating the three sweet sauce recipes in this series of posts - kick that processed sugar addiction forever with these fiber packed sweet sauce options!
That's right! You can indulge your sweet tooth AND feed your microbiome - experience plant power for dessert!
Now, are you ready for the real surprise? These three sweet sauces are PACKED with nutrients. You will be most pleasantly surprised to see how much potassium, calcium, iron, vitamin C, B12 and magnesium these little beauties provide.
And as if that were not enough! These sauces are also good mood and energy boosters with their powerful impact on our endocrine and digestive systems. Well, enough with the words - let's get to the sauces! We hope you enjoy creating these in your kitchens!
Yup, your dessert is now a health food! And once a week for the next three weeks we are going to share a new sweet sauce for you to create in your kitchens. This week we are talking about caramel - creamy, smooth and tangy sweet caramel. Get ready to dig into this sauce with sliced fruit, slather on top of a whole grain cake or ... with a spoon!
Tart Caramel Sauce
20 Dates (pitted)
1/2 C Lemon Juice
1 Vanilla Pod (fresh and cut into small pieces)
1 TBSP Cinnamon Powder 1 tsp Vanilla Powder
Place all ingredients into a tall jug and cover with hot water
Cover to one inch above date level
Soak for three hours
Blend with an immersion blender
Add more water if you like a more 'liquid' caramel sauce
Now let's talk nutrition!
Two little dates bring you
Fiber 3 grams
Vitamin A 15 micrograms (DV 2%)
Iron 0.5 mg (DV 5%)
Copper (DV 19%)
Potassium (DV 7%)
Vitamin B6 (DV 7%)
Magnesium (DV 6%)
And now, health benefits!
Concentrated source of natural sugars (low glycemic index however)
Help reduce risk of heart disease
Help to lower LDL cholesterol
Help destroy free radicals (they are packed with antioxidants!)
Help promote a healthy GI tract
Help increase BM frequency
Help decrease inflammation throughout the body (they have secret powers!)
Nutrition facts and health benefits obtained from healthline.com