Spiced Stuffed Dates - A Vitalizing Snack

Authored By: 
Christina Vargas

Ojas is our "inner sap", our vitality, consciousness and immunity. It is the basis for physical and mental endurance, the internalized essence of digested food and thought.

Ojas is responsible for protecting the body from physical harm and provides emotional stability. It grounds us and supports our mental, physical and spiritual growth. It protects us against high levels of stress and provides mental stability and peace.

There are foods that build ojas such as, dates, milk, ghee, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits and foods that deplete ojas such as, caffeine, alcohol, processed foods and sugars.

By choosing ojas increasing foods like dates and almonds, you can create that sparkle in your eyes and radiant, glowing skin.

~ whole pitted dates medjool dates
~ sunbutter or almond butter
~ dry roasted almonds, cashews or any doshic appropriate nut, one per date.
~ pinch of cardamom and/or cinnamon

~ Using a knife, slice open the date and remove pit
~ Use fingers to open the date, creating a pocket for your stuffing
~ Scoop a generous teaspoon of nut/seed butter inside date
~ Add an almond, cashew or other nut or seed to the top of the nut/seed butter
~ Sprinkle your pinch of spice(s)

Optional: sprinkle shredded coconut

Makes a great sweet treat, or a mid-day energy snack!

You can make as many as you'd like and keep refrigerated for up to 5 days.


About the Author: 

Since 2005, Christina Vargas has been teaching yoga and sharing her passion and gift for helping others live a life of balance as an avid yogi and certified yoga instructor. It was when she returned from teacher training in 2005 when she was introduced by a friend (now husband) to Ayurveda that her life was changed forever. Discovering this healing science that has been practiced in India for more than 5,000 years was the catalyst for SimpleVeda.

At SimpleVeda, Christina offers one-on-one consultations, yoga classes and personal chef services in which she takes a holistic approach to helping clients adjust their lifestyles to achieve balance, reduce stress, and lessen chronic and acute health conditions. She is excited to help clients assess the areas in their lives in which they seek balance most. Through instruction, education, and guidance, Christina offers clients personalized service that results in happier and healthier lives — physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

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