Raw Date Syrup

8 Apr

Raw Date Syrup

Dates are an amazing powerhouse fruit! They’re free from cholesterol and contain very low fat.  Dates are a rich source of dietary fiber, protein, and rich in vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, A1, and C!  Not only these little fruits great for a natural energy boost, but also contain natural sugars – making them the perfect natural sweetener.  Pop dates int your smoothies and homemade non-dairy milks for a healthy addition of glucose, fructose, and sucrose.  They’re rich in potassium (ounce for ounce contain more potassium than bananas!).  Dates also help improve the digestive system as they contain both soluble & insoluble fibers and various amino acids.  Read up on their full benefits here!

Lexi smacking her lips at HER giant bowl of dates (she wishes!).

Lexi smacking her lips at HER giant bowl of dates (she wishes!).

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup dates, pitted
  • 2 1/2 Cups water

Directions:

  1. Soak your dates for at least 1 hour (up to overnight).Soaking dates Soaking dates
  2. Blend until smooth and refrigerate.blended date syrup
  3. Store in a container in your refrigerator for up to three weeks.Date Syrup

  4. Enjoy eating whole!

Now you have nice fresh batch of date syrup! Not sure what to do with it?!  Use it in place of honey or maple syrup in any recipe (including baking!)  Sweeten any smoothies, homemade non-dairy milks, pancakes, waffles, and is delectable topped on my Cinnamon French Toast!

cinnamon french toastOrganic raspberries, blueberries, and date syrup

14 Responses to “Raw Date Syrup”

  1. celestedimilla April 8, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    I’ve made date paste, but not date syrup. I can see a lot of uses for this!

    • eatingwhole April 9, 2013 at 11:20 am #

      Yum I love date paste, too! It’s so versatile I use it in everything now! 😉

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