Archives

Tags

HEALTHY LIFE VA.

Healthy Life Virginia offers news and notes to improve your body, mind and spirit.

Share
RSS feed of this blog

Chocolate-walnut dip

This recipe comes from dietitian Jennifer Motl, who says:  ”It tastes sweet, but has no added sugar. All the sweetness comes from dates, which are rich in potassium and magnesium. Walnuts are the only nut that contains heart-healthy omega-3 fats. This dip tastes great with lightly salted pretzels or used as a sandwich filling with sliced bananas. It also transforms a bowl of plain oatmeal into a treat.”

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups pitted dates
  • 1 ½ cups walnuts
  • hot water
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  • Place dates and walnuts in a large, heat-safe bowl. Boil some water and add just enough to cover the dates and walnuts. Let soak for 30 minutes. Then drain but reserve the soaking liquid in a separate bowl.
  • Add dates, nuts, cocoa and vanilla to a blender plus ¾ cup soaking liquid. Blend at top speed until smooth, adding ¼- to ½-cup more soaking liquid if needed.
  • When it’s done, the dip should be the consistency of apple sauce. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Permalink: http://news.fredericksburg.com/healthylifeva/2012/11/01/chocolate-walnut-dip/

Comments guidelines

1. Be respectful. No personal attacks.
2. Please avoid offensive, vulgar, abusive, hateful or defamatory language.
3. Read and follow THE RULES.
4. Please notify us by flagging posts that are inappropriate.

Posts that include links, and posts from users with unverified e-mail addresses may take longer to appear.

*/