I would like to know, what else can I do with dates? I have some dried dates and they have been sitting in my fridge forever. I don't know I feel like dates are more like candy the way they taste than fruit. Are there any good recipes out there for dates?
Just eat them! Haha... Put them in Banana Shake- Cinnamon, Nutmeg... Chopped in salad.. Wrapped in greens... :-)
That sounds good, I think I would like them with Bananas. Thankyou
Dates, mangos, basil and green onions blended up make a delicious salad dressing or noodle sauce.
Thank you Sarah, I need to start getting more creative with my salad dresssings, and this seems perfect a little sweet and savory at the same time. I can do this with zucchini spiral noodles too. YUM!
Ok, I seriously have to do this, I"m getting hungry even thinking about it.
Megan Elizabeths ebooks easy to be raw and easy to be raw deserts has some good recipes/
I will have to check that out Shanno, thanks.
The best use for dates is to "stoke" your smoothies in order to add more calories with less volume.
Personally I have to consume 3500-4500 calories per day depending on intensity periodization. Since I do not eat whole dates since they get stuck in my teeth and cause tooth decay (as all foods that stick there will easily promote & confine bacteria), I add up to a few dozen per day when I am relying on smoothies to get a lot of my fuel.
That is their most practical use.
Have you tried datorade? It's simple but really delicious :)
Also, I use dates to make raw apple pie which I love. Here's a link to the recipe on my website http://www.therawmonkey.com/raw-apple-pie/ You might want to soke your dates for a while first since they are dry ones that you have.
Have a good day,
Since you are using dried dates you will want to soak them for about 30min or until they are soft BEFORE putting them in a smoothie or sauce. If you don't then you will end up with unpleasant chunks in your food.
Another way to make this easier on yourself is to soak a bunch and then blend them with their soak water in the blender. You can then add this date sauce to smoothies and sauces as needed. The date sauce will last for several days in the fridge.
Here is a recipe that uses dates are the crust for pies! I have yet to try this out =)
I soak them in water and then blend them up into datorade. So yummy. I also soak them and add them to other fruits in smoothies, or to fruits and greens for green smoothies. I especially love blended navel oranges and dates together, with or without greens. I've been wanting to try blending them with apples and cinnamon but I haven't tried that yet.