11.20.2011

Sublime smoothie


There is a place in Toronto that sells my most favourite smoothie – a date almond and banana smoothie. It's almost more like a thick milkshake – rich, creamy, sweet and not even bad for you!

Having found my favourite but no longer living anywhere near the place that makes them, I have had to recreate this delicious treat at home. The base is bananas – I freeze mine so they add another texture of cold banana goodness, dates (make sure to take out the pits!), almond butter -- it has to be almond, peanut butter is not the same (trust me I’ve tried and failed) --, soy milk and a touch of cinnamon.
Fresh and perfect for a breakfast or anytime you need something sweet and filling. Try it out and you won’t be disappointed.

date-almond smoothie
serves 2 big glasses or 4 small

1 large banana (or 2 small), frozen
4 dried dates, pitted (use less or more depending on desired sweetness)
pinch cinnamon
1 tbsp almond butter
1 1/2 – 2 cups soy milk

Place banana, dates, cinnamon and almond butter in blender and add 1 cup of soy milk –
puree until desired smoothness reached, adding more soy milk as you
blend to get the right consistency. Simple and delicious!



23 comments:

  1. this looks amazing...what a yummy combo! i need to learn to make my own almond butter now! tried to use dates in my smoothie last time..but maybe my blender sucks..it didn't really blend it properly ><

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  2. Love this and totally love your blog. Your writing and photography is impeccable! Have added you to my links!

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  3. Looks good... and with prices of bananas coming down, totally affordable to make! ;)

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  4. Sounds and looks delicious. Beautiful photography as always. Can I ask you...do you peel your bananas before you freeze them because I freeze bananas for smoothies/cakes etc but find they are hard to peel once frozen.

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  5. As always: beautiful pictures again and your smoothie will be delicious.Maybe my private cook will try to make it!We like reading your blog.
    Gerda

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  6. I just replaced my blender after going 6 months without one. I need to get back into the smoothie habit. This sounds delicious!!

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  7. This looks yummy - and a perfectly healthy addition to breakfast! Thanks!

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  8. healthy and delicious smoothie looks wonderful

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  9. Thanks for the super sweet words friends - always much appreciated!

    I'm also happy that banana prices over here in Australia are finally coming down. This means you can look forward to more banana recipes!!

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  10. sounds super. For the smoothie, is it a pre requisite that the banana be frozen? or are fresh ones just as good ?

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  11. Hi there - yes, fresh ones are just as delicious! You might want to add some ice if you prefer the smoothie cold. Enjoy!

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  12. Looks like creamy perfection to me...delightful!

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  13. Must be very delicious, I like the mix of delicate flavors.
    It's just a sublime smoothie as you said, mmmm.....

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  14. Wonderful mix of flavors, fruits and nuts!

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  15. looks very deliciuos! And it is really healthy: perfect for a fresh breakfast! I join your blog.. see you! kisses
    Luisa
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  16. This looks like the absolute perfect breakfast treat! I am going to make myself one as soon as I get myself some fresh dates!

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  17. Looks delicious and brilliant idea of freezing the bananas.

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  18. OMG looks sooo good! def gonna have to try this one out!


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  19. Fantastic smoothie! I don't usually see dates added to smoothies, but what a great idea! A very healthy and tasty drink.

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  20. This sounds amazing! Dates are so good for giving that sugar hit without the sugar! I have some frozen bananas too, must be fate!!

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  21. This looks beautiful - I love banana smoothies!

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  22. Oh yum! I'm trying this on Monday - thank you for the recipe.
    Congrats on your top 100 nomination in Voices of 2013. So glad I found you

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