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Banana Almond Date Shake

banana smoothie

It’s summer and there are tons of amazing fruits in season. But sometimes I just want bananas!

This Banana Almond Date Shake is more like a smoothie nutritionally (woohoo!), but it’s simple ingredients make it thick, creamy and sweet enough to make you feel like you’re drinking a shake. Could there be anything better?

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Banana Almond Date Shake
 
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A thick and creamy smoothie that tastes every bit as good as a shake!
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup organic Greek yogurt
  • 5 pitted dates (if using Medjool, which are very large, 3 may be enough)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp rolled oats
  • 12 raw almonds
  • 2 frozen bananas, broken into chunks
  • Ice cubes to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine almond milk, yogurt, dates, vanilla, almonds and oats in a blender. Pulse a few times.
  2. Add banana chunks and a few ice cubes and blend until thick and smooth. If you like a thicker consistency, add more ice cubes or another few chunks of banana.

Thank you to KitchenAid for sponsoring this Diamond Blender giveaway!

13 Comments

  • Reply
    Danielle
    July 21, 2014 at 6:11 am

    Love the blue blender, so cute!

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    Erica
    July 21, 2014 at 6:56 am

    I would never thought to throw dates in my smoothie!! Can’t wait to try this…

  • Reply
    danielle
    July 21, 2014 at 8:01 am

    This smoothie sounds awesome! I just started adding dates to mine and I love the bit of sweetness it adds.

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    shelley
    July 21, 2014 at 11:44 am

    This is so good with dried figs, too!!

  • Reply
    Vicky Carlson
    July 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Those look delish! The blender is so cute too!

  • Reply
    Linda
    July 21, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    My favorite – Banana, walnuts, maple syrup, protein powder, almond milk! Even better in a RED Kitchen Aid 🙂

  • Reply
    Katie K
    July 22, 2014 at 7:02 am

    This smoothie sounds great! Can’t wait to try it.

  • Reply
    Crystal @ Simply Playful Fare
    July 22, 2014 at 8:09 am

    This looks yummy! It’s kind of like a more sophisticated version of the banana milkshakes my mom used to make when I was a kid. Quite a bit healthier too!

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    Aly
    July 22, 2014 at 10:25 am

    This sounds delicious! I’ve never thought of using figs before.

  • Reply
    Cyn
    July 22, 2014 at 10:29 am

    This shake looks yummy! I’ve been loving all the summer drink recipes!

    Thanks for the blender giveaway…how do we enter to win?

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    Yvonne condes
    July 22, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    I’ll have to try that smoothie. Did you happen to see the mother jones article about almond milk? You’ll think it’s interesting/amusing.

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      Amelia Winslow
      July 23, 2014 at 10:53 am

      Didn’t see that! I’ll check it out. Store-bought almond milk is hardly nutritious…this time I used homemade…but the taste is a nice change from regular dairy!

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    Kate N
    July 23, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    I adore the blue! It shouts delicious and healthy.

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