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Banana Date Smoothie

January 13th, 2011 · 19 Comments

Banana Date Smoothie
Banana Date Smoothie

So I posted an “Image of the Day” of some Chinese Dates and it got me in the mood for some dates. I just happened to have some date rolls in the fridge, go figure! And for lunch I had already decided to make a banana smoothie, so what better confluence than to combine my love of “Date Shakes” with “Banana Smoothies” minus the ice cream.

I know it is cold outside for most folks in the northern hemisphere these days, but hey, I am toasty inside and I have these bananas getting really ripe!

The Ingredients…

Two medium ripe bananas

Ripe Bananas
Two medium Ripe Bananas

Date Rolls, four ounces

Date Rolls
Date Rolls

DanActive Immunity Drink, or three ounces yogurt

DanActive Immunity Drink
DanActive Immunity Drink

Tropical Fruit Blend or any frozen fruit

Tropical Fruit Blend
Tropical Fruit Blend

Two Cups Frozen Fruit

Two Cups Frozen Fruit
Two Cups Frozen Fruit

Here is the simple recipe for a refreshing and healthy treat.

Ingredients
4 Ounces Date rolls or pitted dates, diced (weight measure)
2 Medium Bananas, ripe, peeled, cut into slices
3 Ounces Immunity drink or yogurt (volume measure)
1 Cup Filtered cool water
2 Cups Frozen Tropical Fruit blend, or any frozen fruit
Procedure Steps:
1. Combine all ingredients into the pitcher of a blender.
2. Blend until smooth and creamy.

To Serve: Pour into glasses and add a straw!

Yield: 3 cups (24 fluid ounces)

Bon appetite!
CCR
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©2011 CCR

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19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 OC2SeattleNo Gravatar // Jan 13, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Nice spin on the date shake!

  • 2 Boudreaux RyanNo Gravatar // Jan 13, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Hey Sara,
    Glad you like the re-mix!

    Ryan

  • 3 GloriaNo Gravatar // Jan 13, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I like the idea of using dates. When using less sweet fruits in my smoothies I add a bit of honey but would be able to omit it if using dates. And no need to apologize to us northern folks for offering up a frosty treat recipe. We here in Winterpeg are the long time Slurpee capital of North America and we’re a balmy 17 F here today (normal high 9F).

  • 4 Boudreaux RyanNo Gravatar // Jan 13, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Gloria,
    Wow, 17 degrees F, oh boy! I have added honey in some smoothie recipes, but the natural sweetness of the frozen fruit and the dates in this case eliminates the need for any additional.

    Ryan

  • 5 Kate @ Diethood.comNo Gravatar // Jan 13, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I’ve never had a date smoothie, yet it sounds delicious … I need to try it!

  • 6 DrickNo Gravatar // Jan 13, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    very nice flavors I bet…. those are some pretty fabulous looking date rolls – and yep, it cold as you know what down here, too cold for a icy smoothie (I say that as I sip my bourbon & coke)

  • 7 kitchenarianNo Gravatar // Jan 13, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    I love dates and I love smoothies, but I have never had dates in my smoothie. This I will have to try. Thanks for the recipe!

  • 8 torviewtorontoNo Gravatar // Jan 13, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    delicious healthy combination

  • 9 TerraNo Gravatar // Jan 13, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    This sounds so good, I have been craving a smoothie. Guess it is time to go get me a new blender, my blender died. I enjoyed a smoothie in Tucson with dates in it, was so so good:)
    Take care,
    Terra

  • 10 Leanne @healthfulpursuitNo Gravatar // Jan 14, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Dates in a smoothie… mmm how delicious! I’m a huge dried fruit smoothie gal. Great combination!

  • 11 MeganNo Gravatar // Jan 14, 2011 at 12:53 am

    I was wondering if we were going to see this recipe. I cant wait to try it! Thank you Chef Ryan. ;)

  • 12 5 Star FoodieNo Gravatar // Jan 14, 2011 at 9:03 am

    A wonderfully delicious and healthy smoothie! It is just the perfect nutritious breakfast! I love the dates here!

  • 13 Boudreaux RyanNo Gravatar // Jan 14, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Hi Natasha,
    Indeed, it is an amazing nutritious liquid meal for any time of day.

  • 14 Boudreaux RyanNo Gravatar // Jan 14, 2011 at 9:38 am

    @ Kate, please do give it a try.

    @Drick, now I bet some rum added to the smoothie would not hurt either.

    @kitchenarian, so glad to hear that.

    @Terra, Indeed, a new blender sounds like a plan.

    @Leanne, I bet dried pineapple would be good addition as well.

    @Megan, You know the date image got me inspired too.

  • 15 zerrinNo Gravatar // Jan 14, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    A great scrumptious dessert for me! Looks yummy!

  • 16 GraceNo Gravatar // Jan 18, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    My son loves smoothies. I am always looking for creative new recipes. Never would have thought to add dates. Delicious, thank you!

  • 17 sherry leeNo Gravatar // Jan 19, 2011 at 7:52 am

    great recipe!

  • 18 A. L. WiebeNo Gravatar // Mar 20, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I just had to make this as soon as I read it, Ryan.
    I found it to be a bit too thick for my blender to handle, so seeing as how it’s Sunday afternoon, and all my chores are done, I had to thin it with a bit of vodka (Ididn’t have any bourbon, Drick lol).
    YUM!

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