By Real Simple
Updated January 04, 2011
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Creamy date smoothie
Credit: Grant Cornett

Dates are used frequently as an all-natural sweetener in baked goods. In this simple smoothie recipe, they provide body and thickness, as well as robust, caramel-like flavor. If the dates don’t blend well, let them sit in the milk for 15 minutes before you press start on the blender. This will help soften them up.

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