One part dates
one part water
a smidge of vanilla extract
soak those dates for a couple hours in the water. Add the vanilla. Blend the living daylights out of it. Keep in a jar in the fridge. Pour on everything! Pancakes. Oatmeal. Quinoa. Coffee. Whatev's! Keeps for a few weeks.
Dates are stuffed with vitamins and nutrients. Fiber galore. Tannins, iron, potassium, you name it. And they are wicked yummy. Mmmmm...
Stephen LOATHES dates. I had him dip his finger into this concoction and he had a grossed out face already but after tasting it went, "That's actually good! It's like dessert!". Yes it is...
I've been looking for a good liquidy sweetner after learning about how agave syrup is not very good for you. I was using Maple Syrup on most things but believe me... that adds up dolla bills wise so this is a cheaper, healthier alternative for me. Yay!
After you blend the dates, there will be a lot of froth. You can leave it to settle and shake it up into the liquid after a couple days or you can use it as a light, subtle frosting or a yummy froth for a warm beverage. Ok, you can also dip your finger into in and lick away.
Here's a site about the health benefits of dates: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/dates.html