Date Smoothie

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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 
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon
  • 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!

Leftovers

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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Date smoothie in a jar, dripping down the sides, with cut up date on top

Date Smoothie

Becca Harris, BA, BASc, MHSc(c)
Naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan.
This protein-packed smoothie is quick and easy to make. It is sweetened with bananas and dates to make for a healthy breakfast or snack option.
Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Servings 2
Calories 289 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients into a blender.
  • Put on the lid, blend and pour.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

To be enjoyed right away or frozen for a later date. Freezes well for 1-2 months. 
Tastes great as a protein shake too! Add 1 – 2 scoops of protein powder for best results.
Keyword breakfast, dairy-free, easy recipe, gluten-free, quick, refined sugar free, smoothie, vegan

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