- A jar of Silan- no added sugar (date syrup)
- A handful of unsalted almonds
- A handful of unsalted walnuts
- A handful of unsalted Brazil nuts
- A handful of unsalted pecans
- Sesame seeds
- 2 drops of vanilla extract
1. Chop your nuts or lightly pulse them with a food processor.
2. Place all nuts and sesame in a frying pan without oil, and fry them at medium heat.
3. Add the silan syrup and a little water and cook together for about 10-15 min.
* Make sure to stir the mixture gently so it doesn't burn consistently. Set aside to cool off and store it in your fridge.
From a Chinese medical point of view
Nuts are known to be abundant with omega-3, vitamins, antioxidants, fibers, protein, amino acids, unsaturated fats ('good fats'), and minerals.
They keep our hearts strong, maintain our brains sharp, moisten our intestines (great for constipation) and lungs, restore our energy, enrich the sperm, fight infections and nourish our skin.
Dates are known to strengthen our blood. They moisten our intestines (great for constipation), help generate body fluids, keep us satiated and give us energy.
Silan spread with assorted nuts is a perfect energy booster, is abundant with vitamins, and keeps us strong and vibrant.
Note: Nuts should be eaten in small quantities (a handful per day) and should avoid in case a person has soft bowls, excessive phlegm, edema, or candida.
Enjoy the spread on whole wheat bread or any bread you like whenever you feel like a pick-me-up snack.
Pitchford, P. (2009). Healing with whole foods: Asian traditions and Modern Nutrition. North Atlantic Books.