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Banana, date and almond shake: dairy free

Posted Sep 01 2012 7:19am

I really love smoothies, but sometimes it’s kind of nice to change them up a little. So I thought I’d put my go-to breakfast of almond butter, banana and dates (which I normally put on buckwheat toast) into the blender and see what happened. What came out was just unreal. It’s was so outrageously delicious. Thick, smooth and creamy, sweet and almost caramel like. Just such a treat. It’s almost hard to believe that it’s healthy, but it really is amazingly nutritious. The almonds give you an amazing dose of powerful plant protein, while their huge quantities of vitamin E will leave your skin glowing. The bananas fill you up with life giving potassium and magnesium, the cinnamon keeps your blood sugar perfectly balanced and the dates give you a much needed intake of fibre. It’s like drinking liquid health, even though it tastes like dessert. How perfect is that? It would also satisfy even the strongest sugar craving as it really is so indulgently sweet, which makes it a perfect afternoon pick-me up, after dinner treat or sweet breakfast. It only take 3 minutes to make so you wouldn’t be tempted to stray to the chocolate while you wait either!

Serves 2

- 2 large ripe bananas

- 1 and a 1/2 cups of almond milk (make sure it’s cold)

-6 medjool dates

- 2 teaspoons of almond butter

- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon

Peel the bananas and remove the stones from the dates. Then place all the ingredients in a blender and blend into a creamy deliciousness, this should take 2-3 minutes. Sip, serve and love.

P.S. If your milk isn’t already cold I’d recommend adding a couple of ice cubes or putting the smoothie in the fridge for 1/2 an hour.

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