Ready for a Date?

Dates are a great treat for any occasion. Whether you eat them as a snack or dessert, you can never go wrong with this nutritious fruit. 

Aside from their yummy flavor, they are rich in antioxidants. Their protective antioxidants, minerals and vitamins help with reducing stress and inflammation in the body. They have several anti-fungal properties! Additionally, this fruit is full of natural sugars, so it helps to improve heart health. If you are looking for a fruit that helps with digestive health, then you are in luck because they are high in fiber. 

One of my favorite ways to eat dates is to simply cover them with peanut butter, add some chocolate chips, and add on a little dash of agave syrup. This combination is the perfect level of sweetness.

Growing up, I could not get enough of my mom’s date shakes. In a matter of minutes, she whipped up the most delicious shakes using dates, milk, ice, and cinnamon. Throw each one into a blender and you have yourself a delicious date shake. 

If you are looking for an appetizer on the fancier side, bacon wrapped dates go great at any dinner party or charcuterie board. You first start by putting your dates then stuffing them with goat cheese and a pecan. After wrapping them in half a slice of bacon, you bake them for 10 minutes at 375 F and then an additional 8 minutes once you flip them. Of course, you can use different cheeses and go without the pecan! 

It’s hard to deny that dates go great with every beverage and are the perfect amount of sweetness for every occasion.

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