Dawn Bradley

The healthiest sweetener – 100% FACT

I’m a HUGE fan of Michael Greger because he gives me the facts I’m looking for in short, easy to understand videos.

And here’s one for you if you’ve got a sweet tooth:

The Healthiest Sweetener video will need less than 5 minutes of your time to watch.

He also writes fabulous cookbooks. Here’s a couple of his recipes:



Ingredients for date syrup

  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon blended peeled lemon (or lemon juice)


  • Combine the dates and hot water in a heatproof bowl and set aside for 1 hour to soften the dates. Transfer the dates and water to a high-speed blender. Add the lemon and blend until smooth. Transfer to a glass jar or other airtight container with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Store the syrup in the refrigerator for up to 2 to 3 weeks.




Ingredients for balsamic vinegar glaze

  • 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar


  • Soften the dates by soaking in warm water for about 10 minutes. In a blender, combine the dates and their soaking water with the balsamic vinegar. Blend until smooth.
  • Transfer the mixture to a small saucepan and bring to a boil; then reduce the heat to low. Simmer on low until the glaze is reduced and thickened, stirring frequently.

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