• July 28, 2014

    Almond Butter Date Smoothie

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    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

    This deliciously creamy and indulgent smoothie is filling, nutritious and tastes like dessert.
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Course: Breakfast
    Cuisine: Canadian
    Keyword: smoothie
    Servings: 1
    Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD


    • 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.
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    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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