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
- 1 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.