Banana Date Smoothie

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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?


Banana Date Smoothie
Print Recipe
A creamy, sweet banana and date smoothie with a little vanilla.
Servings
1
Servings
1
Banana Date Smoothie
Print Recipe
A creamy, sweet banana and date smoothie with a little vanilla.
Servings
1
Servings
1
Ingredients
  • 5 dates
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 banana ripe
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Remove the pits from the dates and place them in a bowl. Cover them with 1/2 cup of water and leave for 10 minutes to overnight. The longer you leave them to soak the easier they will be to blend. If you have a high powered blender you can skip this step.
  2. Add the dates and water to a blender or food processor and blend for two minutes until you have a smooth, milky looking mixture. A few small chunks are okay!
  3. Add the banana and vanilla and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

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