Monday, April 23, 2012

Banana Date Smoothie

The Vitamix is one hell of a blender! I'm not going to lie, I was pretty happy that my old blender from college finally stopped working. I now had an excuse to get myself a Vitamix. Friends, make sure you buy it during one of their demos, I got it much cheaper at Costco! My first creation was a banana date yummy! It reminds me of a shake, indulgent and not horrible for you!

Banana Date Smoothie (Serves 1-2, about 16-17ounces)
Time: 7mins

- 1/3c Dates (Make sure your dates have been pitted!)
- 1 Banana, Sliced (Fresh or Frozen)
- 1c Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 4-6 Ice Cubes
- 1/4-1/2tsp of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1/8-1/4tsp Cinnamon

  1. Add all of your ingredients into your blender/Vitamix and start the variable from 1 and increase speed to 10. 
  2. Blend until you achieve your desired consistency and voila, you have a fantastic date smoothie!
  3. Adjust the ingredients as needed, you can add some honey if you want to make it sweeter, but the dates provide plenty of sweetness in my opinion!
  4. Optional: Add protein powder, flax seeds, or anything else you like to typically include in your smoothies!
 ENJOY! :)

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