If you haven't been able to figure out how to add dates or khajur in your daily diet, then, we list down some interesting ways other than just consuming them as it is.
1. Date Shake
The natural sweetness of dates makes for an excellent shake that will be hard to resist. All you need to do is to toss them in the blender along with yogurt or milk and blend it to make an amazing shake. Remember to not add sugar as dates will add up to the sweetness required. This way you wouldn't be adding on to extra calories. If you want, you can add flavoured milk or flavoured yogurt too.
(Note: Don't forget to remove the seeds from the dates or khajur)
2. Bake them
You can add its goodness in cakes, breads, cookies, pies and cupcakes too. Chop them and put them in the delights that you would bake and the enhanced flavour of these baked goods will leave you asking for more.
One of the best ways to add these delights in your diet is to toss them in your favourite salads only to enhance the flavour.
Not just for garnishing, you can make so many desserts with khajur that will have your guests ask for more. Some of the amazing date desserts that you can prepare at home may include Whole Wheat Date Cake, Date and Prune Brownies and Date and Walnut Pie. Mouth-watering, isn't it!
5. Add them in Trail Mix
Take a handful of dry fruit assortment along with chopped dates, mix them and just savour them. That's how simple it is! You daily requirement of important nutrients with all the dry fruits and dates will be fulfilled.
The book Healing Foods says, adding chopped dates to granola makes for a healthy breakfast option. So pick your favourite cereal for the morning breakfast and sprinkle chopped dates to make it taste even better.