Monday, June 1, 2009

Health Benefits of Dates

Eating dates are beneficial for pregnant women and nursing mothers. Dates are useful in the treatment of respiratory disorders, heart conditions, cancer, anemia, allergies, and constipation. 

Dates Shakes Recipe
1/3 cup chopped pitted dates
2 Tablespoons warm water
2 Cups vanilla almond milk, chilled
1/2 Cup fat-free vanilla soy or dairy yogurt
1 Very ripe banana, frozen
4 Ice cubes
1/8 Teaspoon ground nutmeg, plus extra for garnish
Put the dates in a small bowl and sprinkle with the warm water.
Soak for 5 minutes to soften, then drain.
In a blender, combine the dates, almond milk, yogurt, banana, ice cubes and the 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg.
Blend until smooth and frothy, about 30 seconds.
Pour into tall, chilled glasses and garnish each with a dusting of nutmeg.

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