Curbing the Cravings with Sinless Date Balls

January 14, 2015

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These gluten free, sugar free date balls are the bomb! I’ve recently cut out all forms of processed sugar and for those of you that know me you’ll know that I’m a complete sugar freak. If there’s cake around, I’ll eat it.

So I decided to make these simple, delicious date balls to help curb my sugar cravings. They make the perfect mid day snack to keep me going.

These date balls I made are pretty simple, only 4 ingredients, but one could get a lot more experimental with them. Say adding pistachios and orange zest or cinnamon and apple. Pretty much anything goes with these scrumptious little balls.

You gotta try them, it’ll literally take you 10min to whip up a batch. Who else loves this little guys as much as I do?


  • 2 cups seedless dates
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2/3 cup gluten free oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 tbs chai seeds
  • coconut flakes for sprinkling in the end

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1.) Blend the seedless dates until smooth.
2.) Once blended add water, gluten free oats and chai seeds. Mix thoroughly.
3.) Roll mixture into balls and coat with coconut flakes.
4.) Enjoy straight away or refrigerate for later.

How easy was that!


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Photos by me 🙂 


  1. Carien says:

    Looks awesome! Where do you find chia seeds in South Africa?

    1. emmajanementeath says:

      Hey Carien, you can buy them at any health shop. Or even order them directly Superfoods >

  2. I love these and make them too! I’ve cut out all sugar from the 2nd of Jan and have had such a bad detox! Even though my detox has been bad, I actually feel amazing for not having processed sugars and hidden sugars – I’ve never read more ingredient labels and been more horrified than not…
    How are you finding it?

    1. emmajanementeath says:

      Hey Beautiful,

      How yummy are they!!! Jeez it actually freaks me out what has sugar in it. The other day I looked at the label of my pickled onions and boom sugar! In freaking pickled onions! I mean really. I usually struggle with diets/detoxes because I’m so strict on myself but this time I said to myself “ag if you want some sugar have it” and because of that I haven’t wanted it. Feeling awesome!

      Hope you well, let’s catch up over a coffee/red cappuccino soon?
      xxx EJ

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