Healthy Vegan Caramel Sauce

Okay guys... this caramel sauce recipe is so freaking good, and dare I say it, it's made with only nutrient-rich ingredients. Yep. Caramel sauce that is actually good for you. I'm just going to leave this right here.

Made with Powerful Ingredients:

  • Dates - One of the highest alkaline foods (pH value 8), good for digestion, full of minerals for bone health, high in fiber, and helps regulate blood pressure.
  • Apples - Another one of the highest alkaline foods (pH value 8.5), loads of fiber, helps maintain hormones.
  • Almond Butter - The only alkalizing nut (yep, all others are acid-forming), helps lower cholesterol, full of healthy fats, and also high in magnesium and calcium!
  • Blackstrap Molasses - One of the only sweeteners in the world that is actually good for you! While refined white sugar and corn syrup are stripped of virtually ALL nutritional value, blackstrap molasses contains significant amounts of a variety of minerals that promote your health; manganese, copper, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6, and selenium [Source]. Honey or maple syrup don't even come close to the nutrients blackstrap molasses possesses.

Sometimes, when we switch over to a plant-based diet (or trying to eat more healthy in general) we feel extremely limited and deprived. Being healthy should not mean deprivation. If you feel deprived, you will never stick to it! When you learn to cook with plants, you begin to understand and appreciate how REAL food tastes, and realize that whole foods alone can be really freaking good. Don't be afraid to get in the kitchen and cook! Experiment, get creative, and learn how fulfilling real whole foods can be. 🙂

Healthy Vegan Caramel Sauce
Caramel sauce made from natural and nutrient-dense ingredients; dates, apples, almond butter, molasses, water, vanilla, and salt.
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1512 calories
383 g
0 g
9 g
12 g
1 g
632 g
607 g
335 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
632g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1512
Calories from Fat 79
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
15%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 607mg
25%
Total Carbohydrates 383g
128%
Dietary Fiber 34g
136%
Sugars 335g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A
14%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
41%
Iron
33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 20 dates, pitted
  2. 1/3 cup water
  3. 2 Tbsp applesauce (make your own homemade applesauce)
  4. 1 Tbsp almond butter (no oil)
  5. 1 Tbsp molasses
  6. 1 tsp vanilla
  7. 1/4 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Soak Dates: Let dates sit in water for 10 minutes
  2. Make Date Paste: Combine dates and water in food processor, and blend until combined; ensure that you do not have any big chunks, but small pieces/bits are okay at this point.
  3. Make Caramel Sauce:Now add the rest of the ingredients (applesauce, almond butter, molasses, vanilla, and salt) into food processor, and blend until creamy. Use a small spatula to scrape edges periodically during this process, and be patient. For older/slower food processors this could take about 5 minutes of mixing/scraping/mixing. By the end of it, you should have a perfectly smooth creamy consistency that tastes like caramel sauce... it's so good!
Tip
  1. You don't need a fancy food processor to make this. I made it using a Magic Bullet and it came out perfect! Be patient when blending, and it will turn out great!
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9g
protein
12g
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Sommer Chaka is a certified holistic nutritionist. She believes that by consuming a whole foods plant based diet, you can prevent, cure, and even reverse some of our most deadly diseases like cancer and heart disease.

She has a passion for food and helps teach others how to create flavor-packed meals that are quick and simple. Allowing you to create a happy healthy lifestyle and reach your goals.

She is available for consultations. Contact her at (832) 414-6362.

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