My son loves smoothies. And, for me, they are a great way to "sneak" things into his diet. Now, I know I could never get him to eat a date. I am sure he would say that they look like "cockroaches" - and they kinda do. But, dates are a wonderful source of fiber. So, here is my "sneaky" way to work them into his diet.
Strawberry Yogurt (and Date) Smoothie
2 cups of fresh or frozen strawberries
6 pitted dates
1 cup vanilla non-fat or low-fat yogurt
1 cup of water
1/2 tablespoon of agave nectar or honey
Before you go to bed, place the dates in a cup of water on the counter. Let them soak overnight. In the morning, drain the water. Put all ingredients in the blender. Blend well. Makes 2 smoothies.