Recipe

Date Paste - An Easy Way To Cut Out Refined Sugar

Prep Time
8 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time
No cooking involved
Servings
5-6 servings

If you have been struggling to cut out sugar from your diet, this is one of the best sugar substitutes. Date paste is a natural sweetener made from delicious & healthful dates. It is easy to make at home, easy to store. You can keep it in the refrigerator for upto 2 weeks & use it in your fruit smoothies, shakes & desserts. Health, simplicity & convenience bundled into one!!

Ingredients
  • Dates: 2 cups
  • Water: 3 cups
Method
  • Wash dates well.
  • Soak 2 cups of dates in 3 cups of water overnight or approximately 8 hours.
  • Remove dates from water, deseed them and set the water aside.
  • Puree dates in a blender.
  • Add a few tablespoons of soaking water to the date puree and continue to blend.
  • Blend until the date paste is creamy. Add more soaking water if needed.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Tip: If any soaked water is left, do not throw away, consume it with other fruit smoothies.


Eating Guide:

  • Food group: Fruits (dried)
  • Best to combine with fruit food group. Goes well into fruit based desserts, fruit smoothies.
  • Avoid combining with grains, breads, non-veg based dishes.
  • You can add some water, and lemon juice and consume as sherbet. This is an instant energizer.

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