Recipe: Banana, Date & Almond Butter Smoothie

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

1/2 banana
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.

  1. Jessica 10 years ago

    This looks amazing! I love making green smoothies…yum. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Robin Long 10 years ago

      Your welcome Jessica! Give it a try and let me know what you think. Be careful, it’s incredibly addicting 🙂

  2. Madeline 10 years ago

    I miiiiggght be in love. Never was one for dates, much. But excited to experiment more with them since they are soooo good for you and cleansing! 🙂 I may go the hemp protein powder route, since whey protein has always freaked me out a little (I know, weird…I think I’m becoming more and more anti-dairy, but maybe I should just get over it). Excited to try!

  3. Cindee 9 years ago

    I love almond milk in smoothies and cereal yum. That also is the brand I love. Do you know carb protien etc. Weight watcher info. Thanks

    • Robin Long 9 years ago

      Hi Cindee! Unfortunately, I don’t have the weight watchers info for the almond milk. I’m not up to speed on how they calculate their points these days. Sorry, wish I could be of more help!

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