Dates Are Versatile
Dates are a perfect snack eaten just as they are, but you can also work them into tons of recipes. Toss them in a smoothie, make a date paste to spread on bread, swirl into oatmeal, or add date syrup to sweeten your coffee. Bake them into cakes, use them in place of sugar in homemade ice cream, or stuff them with tahini. And because of their sticky texture, they make a great binding agent for homemade granola bars or energy balls, and cookies.
Have we convinced you that these guys are insanely versatile yet? However you take your dates, they are an excellent, unprocessed way to satisfy that sweet tooth. Nature’s candy indeed.
Dates Are Nutrient-Rich
But not only are they versatile and delicious, they’re also packed with nutritional goodness. Dates are high in potassium, and contain magnesium and iron, as well as C, A1, K and B vitamins. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich, they’re potentially helpful in reducing blood pressure, boosting metabolism, and keeping you satiated longer. These sweet nuggets are also high in fiber, your digestive system’s best friend, so snacking on a few can prevent constipation and keep things moving smoothly.