Date Paste

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You may never buy jelly or jam again. Date paste really is that good. It can be spread on toast, use it to make a PB&D, added to create a recipe for these delicious bliss balls, avocado mousse, in smoothies, or…straight out of the jar with a spoon. The best part is there are just two ingredients to this “recipe” – and that’s including the small amount of water you need to soak the dates in. So, go buy a bunch of dates and you’re ready to go.

Yes, dates are high in sugar, but they’re also high in nutrients too. They’re a great choice used as a natural sweetener in recipes, can help lower cholesterol levels, relieve and prevent constipation due to their high fiber content, and boost energy levels.

Dates are great for kids as well–or anyone with a sweet tooth for that matter. For some extra protein and nutrition, sprinkle some hemp seeds on top.

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What You’ll Need

2 cups pitted (medjool) dates
1 cup water to soak
 

What You’ll Need To Know

Soak dates for at least 2 hours (more if you have the time!).

Pour into a strainer to get rid of the access water.

Transfer to a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add water as needed if the paste becomes too thick.

Notes: Use organic when possible. Any (pitted) dates will do!

This recipe appeared originally on AskLeahRenee.com.

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