Prep time : 20 min
Servings : 1 big jar
-1 cup hazelnuts butter (100% hazelnuts, no sugar, no preservatives, no oil added)
-1 cup date paste or packed mejdool dates (make sure to remove the pits before measurement)
-1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (100%cacao) or raw cacao
-1/2 cup plant based milk (unsweetened)
-1 tbsp of maple syrup (optional but gives it a nice taste)
-A pinch of salt
-Start by soaking the dates in hot water for 5 min or 30min at room temperature. (keep the water)
-Place the dates in your food processor along with the milk and hazelnut butter. Blend for about a minute. (Stop to Scrap the sides as often as necessary).
-Add the remaining ingredients.
-Blend again and gradually add dates water until you reach the desire consistency. (Add more water if you want your spread to be runny).
Megane nutrition facts :
Good alternative to processed hazelnut or chocolate spreads.
Hazelnut offer a significant amount of vitamin E, healthful fat, protein and dietary fiber.
Dates also contribute to your daily fiber intake and contain variety of vitamins and minerals, like iron, potassium, magnesium and B vitamins.
Dates are a concentrated source of natural sugars with a low glycemic index (GI) which shouldn’t cause blood sugar spikes, especially when mixed with a source of fat and protein (hazelnuts).
Cacao products are excellent sources of polyphenol (a type of antioxidant) and several minerals, including selenium, magnesium, chromium and manganese especially if you choose good quality raw cacao.