RecipeDate-Guava Frosting

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 25
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Total Fat: 0.5 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 0.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Total Sugar: 3 g
    • Natural Sugar: 3 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 5 mg
Good For

This frosting is delicious on cupcakes, but can also be used on whole-grain toast as a spread, or mixed into plain yogurt, oatmeal, or ricotta or cottage cheese to add delicious flavor and a dose of hair-helping nutrients. Date contains the trace element silicon while guava is packed with vitamin C and the white beans are a super source of both iron and protein.


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This recipe makes 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates (about 10 small or 5 large)
  • 1/2 cup canned cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup guava nectar or juice*
  • 5 medium strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

*If you can’t find guava nectar or juice, 100 percent orange and pineapple juices can be used as a substitute.


Add the dates, beans, nectar, berries, and 1/4 cup water to a blender and puree until smooth. Stir in the chia seeds and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. (Chia seeds act as a gel to firm mixture into a frosting-like spread.)

Try adding 1 tablespoon frosting on each of my Blender Cupcakes.

Makes 1 cup frosting; per 1 tablespoon frosting

Nutrition analysis courtesy of Genesis® R&D