• July 28, 2014

    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!


    • 1 ? 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.


    Hi, I'm Jennifer Pallian, BSc, RD. I studied cooking, baking and food chemistry in a university lab, have years of experience as a professional test kitchen recipe developer and providing technical baking support to bakeries and home bakers. Want to know why your bread didn't rise? I've got your back.I now work full-time as a blogger, putting the years of science and baking to work right here. On Foodess, I share the best recipes in my arsenal - tested-till-PERFECT recipes for cozy baking, easy recipes for weeknight meals and delicious globally-inspired comfort food, plus lots of science-based cooking and baking tips. Welcome!

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