chocolate smoothie with almond butter and dates

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.

Hope you all had a lovely summer weekend!

Almond Butter Date Smoothie

Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Keyword smoothie


  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 6 dates (pitted)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 cup ice cubes (optional)
  • dash maple syrup (optional)


  • 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.
Keyword smoothie

Last Updated on July 28, 2014 by Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD

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