Banana Date Smoothie

Banana Date Smoothie

This smoothie is one of my favourites because I’m a sucker for bananas. I like to use extra-ripe bananas to create a creamier texture and to get a stronger flavour. The dates are rich in vitamins and minerals like potassium and magnesium while making the smoothie oh, so sweet! Bananas are another excellent source of potassium and are a perfect morning-coffee substitution (energy boost!!). Adding cinnamon in this recipe is a perfect way to get in an extra superfood for the day by possibly reducing inflammation. I like to drink this smoothie as a mid-morning/afternoon snack, or as a dessert after a light dinner.

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Banana Date Smoothie
Serves 1
A creamy decadent smoothie loaded with nutrients and bursts of rustic cinnamon flavours. Try for breakfast, a hearty snack or nutrient-packed dessert.
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 ripe bananas, frozen
  2. 2 medjool dates, pitted
  3. 1 cup soy or almond milk
  4. 1/2 cup ice cubes or water
  5. 1 tsp cinnamon
  6. 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  7. 1/2 cup Cinnamon Crunch granola
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in blender and serve in a chilled jar.
Notes
  1. Medjool dates are much creamier than regular dates. If using regular dates, soak in water for a few hours first to get optimal deliciousness.
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