Hands up if you like blending things as much as I do! If you answered yes, you are going to love this Date Smoothie.
I received a Vitamix as a birthday gift last year and my life hasn’t been the same since. From homemade peanut butter to garlic aioli, it has done me well. It has even reshaped a few spoons (not on purpose).
One thing that I don’t make enough of are smoothies. I have never really been a breakfast beverage kind of person – unless you’re counting coffee; but I would opt for an IV drip if possible/socially acceptable.
To sum it up, you won’t be finding many smoothies on this blog. I just prefer to chew.
Which is exactly why I think I like this frosty treat. The blended dates add a little je ne sais quois to the mix. This Date Smoothie a bit more thick and texturized than you might expect.
It’s a great breakfast alternative, snack or healthy dessert. There are no added sugars – just the fruit. And you can easily mask any protein powder in the mix.
How to make a date smoothie
What you’ll need:
- Frozen bananas
- Dried dates
- Almond butter
- Almond or other nut/oat beverage
- Scoop of protein powder (optional)
Add all of the ingredients into a high-speed blender. Put on the lid and blend. Divide into two glasses and enjoy!
This date smoothie will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can also keep it in the freezer for 1-2 months.
As always, if you have any questions, comments or substitutions that you have tried, please leave a comment on this post. And don’t forget to rate this recipe. I would love to hear how you enjoyed your date smoothie!
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- 2 frozen ripe bananas
- 1/4 cup dried dates (about 10 dates)
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 1 cup almond beverage any nut or beverages can be used as a substitute
- 1 cup ice (about 5-6 large pieces)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Add all ingredients into a blender.
- Put on the lid, blend and pour.