I have a question about the recipe "Banana-date shake" from Hummusit. I've tried to add dates to shakes before, and I always have trouble getting them to blend smoothly. I've used fresh, soft dates from the farmers market, and pulsed them a few times in the blender on their own before gradually adding the liquid ingredients, but they just turned into little chunks of date pieces floating throughout the shake, not adding to the overall creaminess of the shake as they disintegrated, which is what I imagined would happen. Is there a special technique I'm missing?
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