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If there was ever a time that I could truly say how much I love a smoothie, this banana peanut butter and date smoothie would be it. I make this smoothie daily. It’s the perfect post-workout drink (you can easily add in vanilla protein powder to this) or the perfect after-dinner treat to curb that sweet tooth.
Since I’ve been on my sugar-free challenge, this is what I have been having as a treat every evening. It’s naturally sweetened due to the dates and it literally tastes like a dessert and it’s actually GOOD for you because there is NO added sweeteners! It’s all-natural and tastes like a million bucks.
Seriously, it’s SOO good. I’m 100% hooked and I’m never hooked on smoothies. I even got my coworker to make it one morning and he loves it! When I say I’m truly in love with a smoothie, this is the one.
With this smoothie, to preserve the flavor, I use ice and frozen bananas. I love my smoothies thick so the amount of ice you use will definitely vary depending on how you like your smoothies! I don’t recommend using frozen fruit in this unless you want a mixture of fruit flavors but I beg you try this just as is first and tell me you don’t love it just for its pure banana, peanut butter, and date flavor.
Banana Peanut Butter and Date Smoothie
- 1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
- 1 ripe banana
- 4-5 pitted dates
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 tablespoons natural creamy peanut butter
- ¼ - ½ cup ice
- Optional: your favorite protein powder. I recommend vanilla or chocolate flavored so it doesn' affect the flavor of this smoothie too much.
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- Place all ingredients into a power blender (like a Vitamix) and blend until smooth. If you like it thinner, add more almond milk.
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Saturday 20th of May 2023
Just a note from a blood sugar perspective- this is crazy high in carbs (all sugars and carbs become the same thing in your blood) so if you’re looking to keep level stable blood sugars see how it works for you. Dates are natural but all dried fruits are incredibly sugary! Peanut butter will slow down absorption a bit, but for reference this is 4x the carbs of a slice of cake. Or 8 scoops of ice cream. It’s not like a dessert, it IS a dessert lol
Thursday 9th of February 2023
So I used regular milk and extra peanut butter but this was phenomenal! I never measure anything so I hope it’s just as good tomorrow!!! Dates are way too sweet to eat alone but now I can finally get them in!
Tuesday 18th of October 2022
Really enjoyed this. I made it pretty much as shown except I used 3 Medajool dates and slightly less peanut butter. Highly recommend if you’re trying to not use refined sugar in your diet, as I am.
Thursday 4th of August 2022
This was really good. Thanks for the recipe. I had to alter mine slightly-i used pitted prunes instead of dates and peanut butter. Delicious.
Wednesday 20th of July 2022
Very good. Personally I like my drinks really cold so I think next time I'd only use frozen bananas.