Almond Butter Date Smoothie


This might be my favourite smoothie. It’s so yummy and satisfying.

And it tastes like dessert.

Its sweetness comes from dates and very ripe bananas, so you don’t need to feel guilty that your tastebuds think you’re having a milkshake for breakfast. A delicious chocolate-banana-almond milkshake, yum.

The healthy fat and protein from the almond butter give it true staying power – it’s the one breakfast-with-a-straw that I find will actually keep hunger at bay until lunch.

We just got back from a fun camping trip so I’m going to keep this short and sweet. I may have to rent a power washer to get the layers of dirt off of my little guy!

Thought I’d include a blooper pic, because I thought it was funny and it is soooo my life right now – chipped nail polish, chubby fingers making a move on my smoothie…

Hope you all had a lovely summer weekend!


Almond Butter Date Smoothie
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Serves: 2
  • 1 ⅓ cups milk
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 6 dates
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 4 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 cup ice cubes, optional
  • maple syrup or sugar to taste, if desired
  1. Combine milk, bananas, dates, cocoa and almond butter in the blender container and process until completely smooth, about 30 seconds on high power. Add the ice cubes and blend again if a thicker smoothie is desired, or blend in a bit of sugar or maple syrup if you prefer it sweeter.

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    Love this flavour combination! I’m having something similar right now and REALLY wish I threw in some cocoa!! Next time!

    • Jennifer Pallian

      It takes it over the top, Katrina, you won’t regret it! :)

  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health

    i like how you are keeping it real with chipped nail polish and baby’s hand.

    • Jennifer Pallian

      Hahaha thanks, Dixya! ;)

  • Sarah

    I love this! It looks really filling and yummy

    • Jennifer Pallian

      It is! :)

  • Thalia @ butter and brioche

    i am a massive almond butter fan.. never thought to transform it into a smoothie though! looks too delicious!

    • Jennifer Pallian

      Thanks, Thalia!

  • Kylie @ immaeatthat

    Yumm!! This looks awesome! I have this huge thing for almond butter in smoothies…makes it taste almost cake-like to me:) LOVE IT!

    • Jennifer Pallian

      Love your blog name, Kylie!


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  • Ddeevaa

    This is about a 700 calories smoothie! Insanity. It can definitely be done with half the ingredients and half the calories…

    • Jennifer Pallian

      Actually, Ddeevaa, there are 472 calories per serving – which is completely reasonable for a breakfast meal, and less than most muffins or a breakfast sandwich. But of course you’re welcome to adjust to your preferences.

  • Sondi

    This is one of my all-time favourite smoothies. I use non-dairy milk due to lactose intolerance, and it’s equally delicious. Sometimes, I’ll throw a handful of spinach in there too, just for a l’il green boost. Where did you get those cute straws? I’ve been seeing them all over the blogosphere in foodie photos, and I must have them.