I’ve been loving my healthy treats lately, its been a strange thing for me, because I don’t really like sweet treats. The things you will like during pregnancy might startle you and make you worry about who you’re turning into!
I’m usually a rather nice person, and I watch Carl eat something in one sitting, but lately I’ve felt a lot of resentment towards the fact that he can’t control himself and eats most of my special really dark chocolate, in such a short period, where I try to make every block last and practice self control. I actually went to bed angry thinking about the fact that I didn’t have a little block of chocolate, the irrational anger is real guys. We think pregnancy is tough on us, but what about our poor husbands, or partners just getting caught in the crossfire of our irrational emotions or maybe they should just leave our special treats alone!
This salted caramel date sauce is amazing! I’ve been using it in everything! Seeing as I’m trying to eat 6 dates a day for a better labour, and my blender doesn’t want to properly blend in the dates in any of my smoothies; This sauce is my special way of sneaking in delicious dates into my diet, that feels so decadent, but is so much better for you than normal caramel sauce. I’ve been using it in my overnight oats, overnight coconut porridge, for my frozen salted date banana bites, as a dip for fruit, swirled into banana nice cream and as an extra special something to my rooibos latte. The possibilities are endless!
HEALTHY SALTED DATE CARAMEL SAUCE
- 1 cup dates, if they don’t seem soft, or you have a bad blender soak them in warm water for 15 minutes and discard water.
- 1/4 tsp ground Himalayan pink salt
- 1/4 or more non dairy milk. If you like it a little runnier add more milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp caramel extract – optional, but adds extra caramely goodness.
Blend everything together in a blender until its smooth and has reached your desired consistency. Serve with apple slices, or refrigerate