As we await the Holy month of Ramadan, our Muslim brothers and sisters prepare for a month of observance on fasting, reflection, prayer, and faithful intention. Dates are an integral part of Ramadan and Islamic culture and hold a special significance for Muslims worldwide. Whether eaten as a simple snack or given as a gift, dates serve as a reminder of the traditions and practices of Islam and the importance of spirituality, reflection, and charity during this holy month.
What is Ramadan
According to the Islamic tradition, during this time, on the “Night of Power,” —God revealed to the Prophet Muhammad the Qurʾān, Islam’s holy book, “as a guide for the people. Muslims worldwide are called upon to renew their spiritual commitment, wherein they essentially deepen their spiritual and physical submission to their faith by fasting.
Ramadan is a time to purify the soul, refocus attention on God, and practice self-discipline and self-sacrifice. That is why fasting is the most noticeable part of the observation, abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sundown. In Islamic tradition, it is believed that the Prophet would break his fast with a few dates and a sip of water before the sunset prayer. This practice has been passed down through generations and is still observed by many Muslims today.
Why Dates are perfect for Ramadan Season
Dates are an essential source of energy and nutrition for those observing Ramadan, as they provide a quick source of glucose and are rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and are also a natural way to rehydrate the body after a long day of fasting. Here are other proven health benefits according to studies:
- Good source of energy
- It may help relieve constipation
- It may help prevent heart diseases
- It does not affect blood sugar
- Boost the immune system
There’s no doubt why dates are a staple during Ramadan as they are sweet and delicious and a great source of energy. It is a great help to stay full longer, making them the perfect ingredient to add to any Ramadan recipes.
With this, Life Smoothies is launching two of our limited-edition Ramadan pre-portioned beverages:
Chocolate, dates, vanilla milkshake – A dream team that helps boost energy with heavenly tastes.
Avocado, dates, banana smoothie – A trio blend to keep you going with a creamy and velvety taste.
Our dates are handpicked from Pakistan, known to be one of the best-growing countries for dates. These dates are then converted to frozen pellets through a process called Instantly Quick Frozen Pellets. An assurance that we provide high-quality frozen solutions this fasting season. Here are some of our timely pairings you can explore to give your menu an extra oomph!
Here’s our recipe for whipping up this delicious drink
What’s needed for Chocolate, Dates, and Vanilla Milkshake:
- 1 x 200 g Life Smoothies Chocolate, Dates, Vanilla Packet
- 200 ml of Milk
- Optional: a scoop of ice cream
What’s needed for Avocado, Dates, and Banana Smoothie:
- 1 x 200 g Life Smoothies Avocado, Dates, Banana Packet
- 200 ml of Milk
It is as easy as 1-2-3. We’ll show you how to whip this up in just a few minutes:
- Everything into the Blender: Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender.
- Blend to Perfection: Blend on high until completely smooth. Pro tip: You can add more almond milk to thin things out.
- Serve and Enjoy: Serve the smoothie immediately and top it with your favorite toppings.
So there you have it! Add a touch of exclusivity to your menu with our limited-edition products – available for a short time only.
Orders are only available from March 10 to April 30, 2023! Contact us at [email protected] or +971 4 491 9337 for more details.