Dates are a highly nutritious sweet alternative to all of the sweet junk food on the market these days. Today I made some date paste from Medjool dates that had been sitting in my fridge for a very long time (no one wants to know how long). Dates don’t go bad fast, think of how long raisins last. The recipe is very simple to make with only two ingredients.
I like using date paste instead of the unhealthy jellies and jams when I am in the mood for an almond butter sandwich (almonds are much healthier than peanuts).
I found the recipe from Chef AJ on pinterest here.
Some ways to use date butter:
- as an all natural sweetener
- sweetener replacement in recipes
- pbj sandwich (peanut butter and jelly)
Nutrition facts of Medjool Dates
Medjool Dates benefits:
- have 16 Vitamins and minerals
- more potassium than bananas
- have pre and post-workout benefits
- can usually be found in the produce section of your grocery store
- contains very little fat
- low on the glycemic index
- a natural sweetener
- high in fiber and protein
- they last a really long time with out spoiling