Sweeten with Whole Foods: Easy and Convenient Date Puree

I like to keep a jar of date puree in my fridge when I need to sweeten, and I want to use a whole food (fiber intact) option. Fiber plays an important role with sweeteners, allowing the sugars to release into your bloodstream the way nature intended—slowly, and in natural amounts. Using a date puree, instead of a concentrated sweetener is an ideal way to control caloric intake as well—you’ll be come full faster.

Try a spoonful of date puree mixed into a glass of pure water with a squeeze of lemon for a natural, simple energy boost before a workout. Or try it out for a healthy snack like Cinnamon Thyme Pumpkin Seeds or as a spread on Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Buckwheat Pancakes instead of syrup.

Makes: approx 1 cup puree
Time: 5-10 minutes

Tools:
High powered blender OR
Food Processor
Glass jar with a lid

Ingredients:
10 Medjool dates (any dates will do, here is how you pit them)
1/2 cup pure water

Let’s get started
Place all ingredients in blender (make sure you pitted your dates) and mix until thoroughly blended.

Store in an airtight glass container in the fridge for 7-10 days.

You could also make natural fruit purees out of pear, apple, apricots or raisins.

Try date puree in this Cinnamon Thyme Pumpkin Seeds recipe

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  1. Lola

    I think I would use it to sweeten my oatmeal…

  2. For the past few years this has been a staple in our fridge! I add it to any raw dessert recipe, eat it by the spoonful and my husband who eats toasted gluten free bread loves the date paste as a spread! Yummy stuff. 🙂

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