Banana Peanut Butter and Date Smoothie

  • This banana peanut butter & date smoothie is a healthy alternative to curb your sweet tooth! Sweetened naturally with dates, this smoothie is going to be your new favorite "dessert!"

    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.

    This banana peanut butter & date smoothie is a healthy alternative to curb your sweet tooth! Sweetened naturally with dates, this smoothie is going to be your new favorite "dessert!"

    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.

    This banana peanut butter & date smoothie is a healthy alternative to curb your sweet tooth! Sweetened naturally with dates, this smoothie is going to be your new favorite "dessert!"

     

    This banana peanut butter & date smoothie is a healthy alternative to curb your sweet tooth! Sweetened naturally with dates, this smoothie is going to be your new favorite "dessert!"

    This banana peanut butter & date smoothie is a healthy alternative to curb your sweet tooth! Sweetened naturally with dates, this smoothie is going to be your new favorite "dessert!"
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    Banana Peanut Butter and Date Smoothie

    This banana peanut butter & date smoothie is a healthy alternative to curb your sweet tooth! Sweetened naturally with dates, this smoothie is going to be your new favorite "dessert!"
    Prep Time: 5 mins
    Total Time: 5 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 1 smoothie
    Calories: 510kcal
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    Ingredients

    • 1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
    • 1 ripe banana
    • 4-5 pitted dates
    • 1 frozen banana
    • 2 tablespoons natural creamy peanut butter
    • 1/4 - 1/2 cup ice
    • Optional: your favorite protein powder. I recommend vanilla or chocolate flavored so it doesn' affect the flavor of this smoothie too much.

    Instructions

    • Place all ingredients into a power blender (like a Vitamix) and blend until smooth. If you like it thinner, add more almond milk.

    Notes

    Feel free to use whatever nut butter you like. We have made this with almond butter and cashew butter before and it's just as delicious!
    Nutrition Facts
    Banana Peanut Butter and Date Smoothie
    Amount Per Serving (1 smoothie)
    Calories 510 Calories from Fat 171
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 19g29%
    Carbohydrates 81g27%
    Fiber 11g44%
    Sugar 48g53%
    Protein 12g24%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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  • Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today says:

    I can imagine how amazingly it tastes <3

  • Michelle says:

    Yum! What great flavors! I am making this tomorrow morning for my kids. I think they will love it and makes a great start to the day.

    • Julie says:

      Absolutely!

  • Dates SAVED me when I did a sugar free challenge, and now that Ben is starting one, I’ve been on the hunt for recipes he’ll enjoy as a sweet treat in the evenings. This smoothie is perfect!

    • Julie says:

      Omg, it’s the perfect smoothie for the sugar-free challenge!

  • Heather Christo says:

    PERFECT flavor Combo!!

  • Amy says:

    This sounds amazing! What kind of almond milk do you use – unsweetened/sweetened?

    • Julie says:

      Sorry, I just realized I forgot to write that in. Unsweetened! :)

  • Karen says:

    Would almond butter work instead of peanut butter?

    • Julie says:

      Yes! I’ve made this before with almond butter and it’s just as delicious! I’ll reference that in the notes section of the recipe. Thanks!

  • Gaby Dalkin says:

    I’m ALWAYS looking for new smoothie recipes. This sounds like an awesome flavor combo!!

  • Jenny Flake says:

    This combo sounds amazing!!!! Love!

  • wendy says:

    Best sweet fix for a strict no refined sugar plan! It was perfect and delicious and just what I was looking for!

  • Kimberly says:

    Hi! In the recipes it says 1 frozen banana and 1 ripe banana? Is 2 bananas total correct?

    • Julie says:

      Correct :)

  • Mia says:

    This honestly is the best smoothie I have ever tried. It is really delicious. I can’t wait to make this for friends! If you are reading this, you seriously need to go out to get these ingredients and see what we are talking about!

  • Katie H says:

    How many calories are in this?

    • Julie says:

      I am not sure. I do not count calories.

    • noglutensugarvegan says:

      Around 200 kcals for the bananas (when medium sized)
      Around 150 kcals for the dates (300 kcals per 100 grams)
      200 kcals for the peanut butter (2 tablespoons)
      40 kcals for the almond milk

      This 1 smoothie will come down to almost 600 calories. I mean, it’s a great smoothie, super tasty but please don’t think it’s a healthy snack or dessert, just because it has no “sugar” (it does by the way have 40 grams of sugar, which is about the same as 2 cans of soda)

  • Annika says:

    This is a game changer! Love this stuff it’s so good, thanks for the awesome recipe !

  • Dipankar Das says:

    I used to take it after workout. I also add milk in it, it’s really yummy and good for health.

  • Christine says:

    This smoothie is delicious. I tried it with 2 frozen bananas as I like a thick consistency and it whipped up nicely. The dates have naturally HIGH sugar content. I added protein powder, chia seeds and flaxseed. The flavor was a little bit better before the vanilla protein powder was added but….. protein.

    • Julie says:

      Sounds great! I love a thicker consistency with my smoothies too.

  • Jacqueline says:

    Delicious!! I used one room temperature banana instead of 2 and only used 3 large ice cubes. The flavor of this smoothie is a nice change up from my usuall orange juice based smoothie. I definitely will be making this again!

  • Wendy Adkinson says:

    I usually make berry or cherry smoothies in the morning and was looking for something different. This smoothie was delicious I added spinach (I tasted it before I added it) and it didn’t seem to change the flavor at all but did turn it bright green.

    • Julie Wampler says:

      A little color doesn’t hurt a delicious drink! Glad you enjoyed!!

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