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Healthy and Easy Ramadan Sweets Recipes

  • Publish date: Monday، 12 April 2021
Healthy and Easy Ramadan Sweets Recipes

Ramadan, the spiritual month is just around the corner and that means food, food and some more food but let's not forget family gatherings, spreading kindness and forgivness. 

Who doesn’t like the sweets offered after Iftar? We can all agree that as unhealthy as they can be as enjoyable Ramadan sweets are. But what if we can enjoy healthy Ramadan sweets?

Here are some low-calorie deserts to enjoy and serve during the month of Ramadan.

  1. Cacao Coconut Date balls

Dates are just a part of Ramadan, and a way to get creative with it is for sure Cacao and so the ingredients for this recipe are;

• 10 pitted dates
• 4 tbsp coconut oil
• 3 tbsp cocoa powder
• 1 cup crispy rice cereal
• 1 oz unsweetened cocoa powder

How?

To start out, count about 10 pitted dates and place them in water an hour before preparation to soften the dates before handling. Then place the dates in a food processor, add 4 tablespoons coconut oil, and a heaping teaspoon of cocoa powder and blend. Stir in 1 cup of rice crispy cereal or any plain cereal for a nice crunch, blend with hands and shape into 12 small balls. Roll 6 balls in shredded unsweetened coconut and the other 6 in unsweetened cocoa powder. Refrigerate for 1 hour until firm.
Makes 12 date balls. 1 serving (2 date balls) contains 144 calories and 8 grams fat.

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  1. Watermelon ice-pops

Ramadan for this year will fall in the summer, and so what is a better snack than ice cream and fruits, what could be even better is what if we could combine both?

Ingredients:

• 4 cups watermelon cubes
• 1 tbsp lime juice
• 1 tbsp honey

How?

blend the watermelon cubes without the seeds, freshly squeezed lime juice, and honey in a blender and strain in a fine sieve. Pour the juice into popsicle molds and freeze until solid. You can try any flavor and replace watermelon with any other juicy fruit such as oranges, strawberries, or apricot juice.

Makes 4 ice-pops. 1 serving equivalent to one ice pops contains 50 calories and 0.2g fat.

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  1. Katayef ricotta

Ramadan is not Ramadan without its famous Katayef, with this healthy recipe you can make sure to stay as healthy as possible but still enjoy the sweets.

Ingredients:

• 10 small store-bought Katayef
• 150g ricotta
• 1/4 cup ground pistachio
• 1 cup honey

How?

Simply fill each katayef with a tablespoon of ricotta cheese, which is naturally low in fat, instead of ashta which is heavy in fat. Pinch the edges together only half way, forming a cone-like shape. Dip in ground pistachio and arrange in a large serving dish. Serve with honey, approximately 2 teaspoons per katayef.

Makes 10 katayef. 1 serving contains 124 calories.

Katayef b Kashta (Lebanese Cream Dessert) by Zaatar and Zaytoun

Image Source: Zaatar and Zaytoun