I love a simple smoothie recipe, but sometimes I want a nice sweet treat. That’s where this easy 4-ingredient date smoothie comes in handy.
Dates are an amazing fruit that adds a ton of sweetness to any smoothie they are added to. They add a hint of caramel-like flavor to the smoothie that really makes this smoothie recipe pop.
This simple smoothie recipe is perfect for alleviating your sweet tooth. Without all the sugar of candy. And it’s only 4 easy ingredients! Drink this delicious smoothie in the morning, after your workout, or for dessert.
With the banana and vanilla extract, the date smoothie is taken to another level. The bananas bring a creamy texture to the smoothie. While the vanilla adds an extra flavor that compliments the caramel-like dates.
There is a little more prep to this date smoothie, but it still only takes about 6 minutes to make. So, give it a try and see how you like it!
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How to make this delectable date smoothie
To get the best consistency for the date smoothie, make sure your dates are nice and soft. If they seem a little hard, soak them in milk or warm water for about 5 minutes.
Remove the pits from the dates, then add all the ingredients into the blender.
Blend until it reaches your desired consistency. The smoothie will likely have bits of dates inside of it, and that is okay. It won’t make it harder to drink, nor change the texture too much.
- 2 cup unsweetened plant-based or regular milk
- 2 frozen or fresh bananas
- 6 – 8 Medjool dates, pitted
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
1. Add the softened and pitted dates, bananas, vanilla, and milk into the blender.
2. Blend for about 2 minutes, or until smooth.
3. If you want the date smoothie thinner, you can add more milk.
4. Enjoy it as a drink, or the base of a smoothie bowl.
A healthy smoothie doesn’t have to be a boring smoothie. With the dates and hint of vanilla, this 4-ingredient smoothie is full of complex flavors. It’s sweet, caramelly, and rich. What could be better?
Instead of reaching for a tub of ice cream, make this sweet date smoothie instead. It’ll save you from eating too much sugar, but it will be just as fulfilling.
Try this simple date smoothie, and let me know in the comments how you enjoyed it!
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