Breakfast: Moroccan-Date Bonbons

This recipe includes fertility superfoods such as:

Cinnamon, Honey, Nuts, Walnuts

Health and fertility benefits of Moroccan-Date Bonbons

Cinnamon is one of the best ingredients that someone with insulin sensitivity can eat. Half a teaspoon of cinnamon per day has been shown to be very effective at normalizing blood sugar levels. Cinnamon contains hydroxychalcone, which is thought to enhance the effects of insulin. It has also been suggested that Cinnamon prevents post-meal blood sugar spikes by slowing the gastric emptying rate - meaning that food digests slowly. (Reference: One tbsp of honey has a glycemic index (GI) of 55. Nuts are a natural source of Inositol, a derivative of Vitamin B (which is often prescribed in the form of supplements for women with PCOS). Inositol can effectively control the symptoms of PCOS by reducing insulin resistance and improving insulin sensitivity. Walnuts are low on the glycemic index. What’s more, they also lower the glycemic index of other foods that you eat in conjunction with these nuts. Any kind of nuts provide a healthy source of fat and a great way to encourage PCOS weight loss.


2 1/2 ounces sliced almonds (1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons)
1/2 cup shelled pistachios (2 ounces)
3/4 cup chopped walnuts (3 ounces)
1 pound moist pitted dates, chopped
4 pitted kalamata or dry-cured Moroccan olives, chopped
1/2 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
1/2 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/8 teaspoon orange flower water
1/8 teaspoon salt


Preheat the oven to 350 °. Spread the sliced almonds on a baking sheet and toast for about 4 minutes, until golden. Let the almonds cool completely.
In a food processor, grind the pistachios to a coarse powder. Transfer the pistachio powder to a plate. Add the toasted almonds to the processor and grind to a coarse powder. Add the walnuts, dates, olives, ginger, honey, orange zest, cinnamon, cardamom, orange flower water and salt and process to a paste.
Scoop up scant tablespoons of the date mixture and roll into balls. Roll the balls in the pistachio powder to coat them completely and serve.


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