My favorite falafel shop, Taim, has not only the best falafels around, but also incredible smoothies and juices. One of their specialties is a banana and date smoothie. Great idea right?
A homemade version is cheaper and just as tasty, if not even more so, with the addition of a little vanilla. It turns out that with a little soak in some water, dates are pretty easy to blend, and their sweet molasses-ey flavor is just right with the bananas.
Dates are a great quick energy food if you are heading out for a run, bike ride or if you know you won’t be able to eat for a while. If I have a couple dates just before a run I always feel a little peppier.
Oh, did I mention this is insanely delicious?
- 5 dates
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 banana ripe
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract