Ditch the Sugar! Sweeten Your Smoothies with Dates

For perfectly smooth results, soak or blend dates early to avoid chunks.

Start with 2 dates and adjust based on sweetness and variety.

Pick heavy lemons for the juiciest results. A gentle squeeze reveals ripeness.

Smell the lemons too! A citrusy aroma indicates freshness.

Skip color for mangoes! Feel for a slight give, like an avocado, for ripeness.

Smell the stem for a sweet, tropical mango aroma.

Gently squeeze a peach – it should be firm but yield slightly.

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