Are you planning on eating healthier this year? Start the New Year off with healthy smoothie recipes like green smoothies, a red berry smoothie, or a pineapple, banana, coconut smoothie. We also have a recipe for a banana and date smoothie below.

banana and date smoothie

Banana and Date Smoothie

Smoothie ingredients:

  • Frozen bananas
  • Pitted dates
  • Coconut
  • Honey
  • Almond milk
  • Flaxseed

what can you put in a smoothie

What are good things to add to date smoothies?

Date smoothies (like this one) are delicious, however, if you want to change them up with different ingredients, here are a few options for you:

  • Coconut milk
  • Peanut butter
  • Cocoa powder
  • Oats
  • Agave nectar
  • Chia seeds
  • Nut butter
  • Hemp hearts

How to make a date smoothie

how to blend a smoothie

To make a quick and easy smoothie it’s as simple as adding all of your ingredients to a blender and blending until thick and smooth.

However, we have a couple of tips for making your smoothie even better.

Do you put ice in a smoothie?

You absolutely can put ice in a smoothie. However, if you use frozen fruit, as we did, then there really is no need to add ice too. If you do choose to add ice, make sure to add the softer ingredients to the blender first, and put the ice cubes on top before blending.

Tip: Put the bananas in the freezer the night before you are going to use them.

How to blend dates in a smoothie

Personally, I don’t mind chunks in my smoothie at all. However, if you don’t like the date chunks in yours, there’s an easy way to make your date smoothie much smoother. Let your dates soak in the milk or in warm water for about 10 minutes before roughly chopping and then blending them.

You can also add a little more liquid to your smoothie to thin it out. Add the liquids to the blender first, then the softer ingredients, and top it with the frozen ingredients to help it blend better.

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banana and date smoothie

A quick, easy, and healthy banana and date smoothie with coconut.

Course:

Breakfast

Keyword:

smoothie

Author: Tonya Staab

  • 2
    Bananas
    frozen
  • 10
    Dates
    pitted
  • 2
    tbsp
    Flaxseed
    gound
  • 2
    cups
    Almond milk
  • 1/4
    cup
    Coconut flakes
    or shredded coconut
  • 1
    tbsp
    Honey
  1. Put all of the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.