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Sweet and sticky this jam will blow you away if you are a fan of dates.  Sugars are grounding for Vata and Pitta types but will push Kapha dosha out of balance.  

 

This smooth and sweet treat we call "restorative jam" makes a wonderful breakfast spread. High in magnesium and fibre and several essential minerals including copper, iron, manganese, magnesium, and selenium all super important for strength in your bones, blood, support the nervous system. 

 

Eat it with toast or on millet porridge and store for a week in the fridge or longer.   Also great to add to bedtime milk drinks for added replenishment.  

Date Jam

 

14 Medjool dates soaked overnight

1/2 tsp ground cardamom powder

A large pinch of saffron

Juice of 1/2 a lime

2 cups of water

1 tsp Ghee or coconut oil melted

1/2 cup Coconut flakes (optional)

 

  1. Soak dates overnight in enough water to cover the dates.

  2. Pit the dates from their stones, they should come away easily and place in a saucepan ready to heat.

  3. On a medium flame heat for 10 mins cooking the dates with spices and lime.

  4. Mash with a fork and place into a serving dish for serving, top with ghee and serve on toast or in porridge for breakfast.

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