Date Paste

Use this whole food, non-processed, sweetener in your recipes instead of honey, agave, maple syrup or coconut nectar that are all processed.  It adds potassium, magnesium, fiber and a lovely hint of caramel flavoring to your recipes. 


  • 1 cup medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Place the pitted dates in a bowl and cover with the warm water, let soak for 20 minutes.  Drain the dates, reserving ½ cup of the soaking water.   In a blender, puree the dates, ½ cup water, lemon juice and vanilla extract until smooth.  Stop frequently to scrape down the sides and continue blending until completely smooth.  Store, refrigerated for up to two weeks.