I added 2 dates to help with the tartness that frozen raspberries often have.
Dates are amazingly sweet and a great way to add sweet in a nutritional way.
Don’t forget to take the pits out! I left them in the first time I ever used dates in a recipe and my food processor was not happy with me.
Add a cup of filtered water. Mason jars make a great liquid measure cup, as they are marked on the outside.
A good **blender is key to getting smooth purees, but if you don’t have one, don’t let that stop you from making this. It will just be a bit more ‘seedy.’
Such a pretty color!
I used some of this puree on my chia oats, shared a shot of it’s goodness with my little one, then drank the rest. It was so refreshing, with the perfect balance of sweet & tart.
Have you made my chia oat recipe yet? You can throw it together the night before, OR, if you do it in the morning just let it sit for at least 15 minutes for he oats to soften and the chia to expand. You eat this cold. If you are new to chia, you might want to read my post on 13 Ways Favorite Ways To Eat Chia.
~5 times the calcium of milk, plus boran which is a trace mineral that helps transfer calcium to bones
~8 times the omega 3’s found in salmon
~3 times more iron than spinach
~2 times the amount of potassium than bananas
~more antioxidants than found in blueberries
~the are a complete source of protein, providing all the essential amino acids
~can be stored for years without deterioration of flavor or color