Dates can also be added to almond or other milks for flavoring—or used in a milkshake. Try this update to my favorite almond milk recipe. This recipe makes about 4 cups of date milk, which means you’ll get about two dates per cup of milk. (BTW, I’m sure that you could do this with cashew or coconut milk, too.)
Date milk ingredients
- 2 cups raw almonds
- 8 dates
- 8 cups of filtered water, divided
- 1/2 TB sea salt
Date milk directions
- Soak almonds for 12 hours. Simply add nuts to a mason jar, add salt, cover with water, and let sit overnight. (Soaking enhances flavor and increases creaminess, but also disables the anti-nutrients in the raw nuts.)
- Once nuts have soaked, drain and rinse.
- Add nuts and dates to a blender or food processor with 4 cups of filtered water.
- Blend at the highest speed for two minutes.
- Strain the liquid into a pitcher or bowl using a cheesecloth or an inexpensive nut bag.
- Squeeze all the liquid out of the bag and into the bowl and enjoy!
Just two popsicles a day does the trick with this easy and nourishing recipe. You can switch out coconut milk for any other milk of choice, however, coconut milk will taste the best.
Date pop ingredients
- 2 cups chopped dates
- 4 cups whole coconut milk
- 1 TB cacao powder or cinnamon (optional)
- Dash of sea salt (optional)
Date pop directions
- Blend 2 cups of chopped dates into 4 cups of coconut milk.
- Add 1 TB of cacao powder or cinnamon and a dash of sea salt if desired.
- Pour into these popsicle molds and freeze.
Two popsicles provide about six dates.
You’ve Got This!
I know that it’s not always easy to stick with a healthy diet when you’re pregnant and tired, but it’s worth it. If a natural labor and delivery is your goal, but you just can’t seem to choke down those dates, these date recipes should help.