Welcome to the Herb Diaries! 

I am a London based vinyasa and yin yoga teacher, obsessed with food and all things healthy. This is where I share my favourite recipes from my healthy plant-based kitchen. 

Serena x

Salted Caramel Sesame Balls

Salted Caramel Sesame Balls

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I have discovered a shop that sells the best dates I have ever eaten, they are insane. I didn't know dates could get so big. And they are so sweet, they taste like caramel. I've been trying so hard recently to think of a healthy alternative for salted caramel, and when I tired these dates, I knew!

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I'm not sure I can start explaining health benefits for this recipe when everyone knows how bad it is to add too much salt to your food, but since I just ate so many of these, I did some research to make myself feel better! The RDA is 6g a day, and there are a variety of bodily functions which require salt, from water regulation in our cells to the transmission of nervous information. So whilst salted caramel mustn't become a daily habit, there are plenty of worse things you could be eating.

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Before I give you the recipe, I'd just like to say that I have started using Instagram! I'm still sussing out how to link it all up to the blog, but I think I'm nearly there, so if you are enjoying the blog please follow me on Instagram too!

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Ingredients:

20 pitted dates

1 cup of walnuts

1 cup of pecans

1 dessert spoon of tahini

2 pinches of good quality sea salt

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Method:

Blend the dates and tahini until completely smooth. Add the nuts and blend until almost smooth (leave a little longer if you like, but I think they were great with a little bit of crunch). Then just at the last second before you turn the blender off, add in the salt. Shape into balls and refrigerate until serving.

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