Medjool Date Paste, What’s that, you say? It’s the solution to eating less of processed sugars. Medjool Dates are like a diamond in the rough. They have so much hidden potential, they just don’t quite stand out in a crowd. They’re brown, and wrinkled, kinda like that little old lady who spent too many of her younger years on the beach. Unlike the little old lady and more like a diamond these cacao colored jewels can be eaten just as they are, added to enhance a recipe, or used in so many ways to sweeten foods. Medjool Date Paste makes sweetening recipes so simple.
Medjool dates aren’t just a great source of natural sweetness, they’re more so much more. Also known as the King of dates, they pack in potassium, magnesium, copper and manganese. If you want to add fiber to your diet, medjool dates have it and iron for the blood too! Minerals and amino acids, which are important to so many bodily functions. Now I know these dinky puckered fruits aren’t the most attractive, but honey who needs pretty when it’s so much better for you than the processed white sweeteners. Medjool dates are also called the diamond of dates, hence being like a diamond in the rough.
Seeking out unprocessed and unrefined sweeteners is a great step in eating less processed foods. Date paste is so easy to make with a blender or food processor, and only two ingredients. Take action to putting more real food in your body and less packaged processed and refined products. Even date paste must be used in moderation because of its natural sugar content, however with how nutrient dense these little brown babies are, you are blessing your body with a super food rather than a heaping dose of a refined carbohydrate.
Make date paste your first choice when choosing a sweetener. Now if I could only grow these in my garden!
Yield: 1 1/4 cup