So many raw desserts that I come across use dates as a base.....
Meet Your New Favorite Sugar Alternative: Date Paste!
me introduce you to your new best friend: date paste. He’s sweet,
wholesome, and was brought into this world with all the goodies you
could want from a sweetner: fiber, potassium, calcium, vitamin A, K,
B... In our society where sugar
is overused and over-processed, date paste is the perfect replacement for sugar.
The list of harmful effects of refined sugar
is long. Keep in mind that white refined sugar is void of any nutritional value
To compound the issue, it robs you of valuable nutrients just so the
body can process it. Many will say, moderation is key, but really, why
make friends with thieves?
A sweetner doesn’t
have to be associated with guilt and health problems. If you want to
“have your cake and eat it too”...and your health, and your peace of
mind...get to know date paste.
- 1 cup pitted Medjool dates
- ½ cup - 1 cup water or coconut water
Soak dates in water for 30 minutes, or until soft. This step will make the blending process easier.
Blend dates and the same water you soaked them in, in a high powered blender or food processor until smooth.
Store in airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks, or make a big batch and keep in the freezer.
Published April 1, 2013 at 7:22 AM
About Brook Nicole
Brook Nicole has a passion to revive primary care by
helping others manifest joy in their lives through mindfulness and
nutritional education. As a certified holistic health coach for Wellness Within and blogger at SweetShine,
she loves sharing her mind/body tips to help people minimize the sugar
and flour in their diet. She believes that "life is sweet, no sugar
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on Apr. 1, 2013 at 9:47 AM