I was cleaning out my refrigerator several weeks ago when I found a few containers of medjool dates. I contemplated what to do with them, then took to Facebook to ask my friends if they had any recommendations. One friend suggested stuffing them with cream and coconut, another suggested sticky toffee, and another suggested a smoothie. I wasn’t in the mood for anything complicated, so I decided to go with the smoothie idea (Shout-out to Sofia! Holler girlfriend!).
I wasn’t sure how dates would translate in a smoothie, because I’ve never really experimented with dates before. Let me say this- they are amazing! The end result isn’t datey (is that a word? I guess it is now :)), and they lend a natural sweetness to the smoothie.
All in all, this is a very healthy recipe. It’s chock-full of protein and is totally filling. I was never too interested in smoothies, but thanks to Sofia’s recommendation, I am completely hooked 🙂
Date and Banana Smoothie
Yield: 1 Large or 2 Small Servings
- ½ cup vanilla yogurt
- ¼ cup milk
- ¼ cup dates, pitted and chopped
- 1 banana, sliced
- 4 ice cubes
Combine everything in a blender and pulse until smooth. Refrigerate any leftovers.
(Adapted from Food.com)