10 medijool dates
1 1/2 cup water
pinch of sea salt
1. Blend all ingredients together
This makes up about 2 cups of date paste. You can freeze it for later usage, it keeps in the fridge for about 2 weeks. For a natural preservative you can always squeeze a little bit of lemon juice when blending.
Sometimes I use this as a spread for breads. It is delicious, so easy to get carried away eating spoonfuls! At least it's healthy!
In preparation for the lemon poppyseed cake I plan to make tomorrow, I prepared some date paste. I love dates, they are the perfect sweetener for any recipe, as well as a great snack for an energy boost. Dates are free from cholesterol, rich in vitamins and minerals; containing B Vitamins, calcium, iron, potassium, manganese, magnesium and copper. They help in the relief from constipation, intestinal disorders, anemia and stomach cancer. They are great for muscle development and the high level of minerals makes them a great food for bone health and maintaining a healthy nervous system.
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I suffered from severe digestive problems when I was younger, being gluten and lactose intolerant, and developed compartment syndrome and fibromyalgia in my teens. I have lived with constant pain for over 16 years now.
Over the past 10 years, I've shifted to a mainly plant based diet and realised that being well and healthy is a way of life. I have been teaching Bikram yoga since 2011, in the US and Australia. Due to my health issues I've also had a lot of bodywork done as well as explored alternative therapies.
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