I can’t get enough of this new smoothie recipe. In fact, I’m sitting here finishing one right now and contemplating making another. It’s delicious and packed with vital nutrients. Don’t let the ingredients or the color scare you away, somehow this just works…in an incredible way.
Banana, Date & Almond Butter Smoothie
2 dates (pitted)
2 tablespoons ground flax seed
1 scoop protein powder (unflavored & optional)
1 scoop almond butter (pb would work too)
Big handful of fresh spinach
5 ice cubes
water or almond milk (I use unsweetened vanilla)
Fresh dates are perfectly sweet on their own so this smoothie doesn’t require any added sugar. I love that.
If possible, use unflavored protein powder so that you can avoid all of the added sugars that come with the flavoring. Keep it natural. If you go for almond milk instead of water, seek out the unsweetened vanilla flavor. Again, reducing sugar is always a good thing.
Spinach, dates and flax seed are packed with fiber and potassium which help with blood pressure, digestion and heart health.