Total: 2 minutes
Prep: 2 minutes
Yield: 2½ cups

Two-Minute Date Puree is a great alternative to processed sugars, and this version doesn’t require you to soak the dates. Medjool dates work best for this puree. They are sweeter, and if you can find fresh dates, they are creamier, but use what you can find. Even pitted dates sometimes have pits, so check them before you put them in the blender.



  1. Combine the dates and water in a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Store refrigerated for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Even on a busy schedule, your meals can be simple, healthy, and delicious! Nobody knows this better than Chef Del Sroufe, author of the New York Times bestseller Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook and Better Than Vegan. In The China Study Quick & Easy Cookbook, Sroufe takes kitchen time management to the next level and provides menu plans, pantry lists, and more than 100 delicious plant-based recipes that are quick, easy, and multipurpose.   Recipes are reprinted from The China Study Quick & Easy Cookbook by arrangement with BenBella Books. Copyright © 2015, Del Sroufe and edited by LeAnne Campbell, PhD.
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