Californian Medjool Date Smoothie Recipes

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Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

3 Medjool Dates, Pitted

1 Frozen Banana

1 tsp Cacao Powder

Method

Place almond milk, pitted dates, peeled banana and cacao powder into a blender. Process until smooth. Pour into a cup and drink straight away.

Peanut Butter and Strawberry Smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

2 Medjool Dates, Pitted

5 fresh strawberries, hulled

2 tablespoons peanut butter

2 ice cubes

Method

Place almond milk, pitted dates, strawberries, peanut butter and ice cubes into a blender. Process until smooth. Pour into a cup and drink straight away.

Creamy Green Smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup Coconut Water

1 cup Spinach

4 Medjool Dates, Pitted

½ Avocado ½

Pear 2

Ice cubes

Method: Place spinach, medjool dates, peeled avocado, pear, coconut water and ice cubes into a blender. Process until smooth. Pour into a cup and drink straight away.

Californian Medjool Dates are available loose in the produce section of your local supermarket.

If you follow our recipes you may have picked up by now that we are big fans of dates and use them to sweeten a lot of our dessert recipes. Not just any dates, we use Californian Medjool Dates as we find them full of flavor, big in size and juicy. Medjool dates are loaded with calories, carbohydrates, proteins and no fat. They also have a great amount of dietary fiber - their soluble fiber is important in regulation of blood sugar as well as levels of cholesterol. Californian Medjool Dates are great for controlling sweet food cravings. Their high fiber content keeps you full for long hence curbing the cravings. Have Californian Medjool Dates as a snack on the go dipped in nut butter, use to sweeten desserts, hold together bases in raw cheesecakes or to add a thick texture to smoothies. You can find lots of recipes that incorporate “the King of dates” at www.californiandates.co.nz.

Below we have 3 smoothie recipes using these dates that you are going to love!

*all recipes serve 1.