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Banana & Dates & Coconut Smoothie

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Banana & Dates & Coconut Smoothie

Third week of my ‘One Smoothie Recipe a week’ challenge and I have a very sweet and filling smoothie. This week’s fruit box had bananas and dates so I used these two as my main ingredients and added some coconut milk and yoghurt. The recipe makes two glasses of smoothie, great for starting your day full of energy.

Ingredients for banana & dates & coconut smoothie

What’s inside

The main ingredients for this week’s smoothie are bananas, dates, coconut yoghurt and coconut milk. I use two bananas for this recipe, one of them at room temperature and the other one is frozen. You can put it in the freezer chopped from the previous night or an hour before making the smoothie. Make sure that your dates don’t have any stones in them and then cut them in half before adding them to the blender. I also add some chia seeds for some extra fiber and goodness.

Health Benefits

This smoothie is packed with nutrients. It’s detoxifying and great for digestion. Here is a breakdown of the most important nutrients that each ingredient offers:

  • bananas: vitamin B6, B12, potassium and magnesium
  • dates: vitamin A, B1, B2, B3 and B5, fiber
  • coconut: protein, manganese, B vitamins
  • chia seeds: fiber, proteins, omega-3 fatty acids

Storage

You could store it in the fridge for the next day in an airtight bottle or make it the previous night for a quick breakfast.

Watch the Video

Banana & Dates & Coconut Smoothie

One Smoothie a Week - Week #3: This is a very sweet smoothie recipe that is perfect for busy mornings! The main ingredients are bananas, dates, coconut milk and coconut yoghurt. A detoxifying and digestion enhancing smoothie, great for starting your day full of energy.
Category: Drinks & Smoothies Difficulty: Easy
Servings

2 servings

Prep time

10 minutes

Cooking time

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas (1 at room temperature & 1 frozen)
  • 4 dates without the stones
  • 1/2 cup coconut yoghurt
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 4 ice cubes

Instructions

  • Chop one banana and freeze it for an hour or more.
  • Chop the other banana. Remove stones from dates if not pitted.
  • Add all ingredients to the blender and give it a few spins.

Storage

You could store it in the fridge for the next day or make it the previous night and have it for breakfast.

Nutrition Info (per serving)

Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 3g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Fiber: 6g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 562mg | Sugar: 0g

I am not a nutritionist. The nutrition information has been calculated using an on-line calculator, and is intended for information and guidance purposes only. If the nutrition information is important to you, you should consider calculating it yourself, using your preferred tool.

This recipe is: gluten free, naturally sweetened, vegetarian, vegan, egg free, dairy free, nut free, baby & toddler friendly
Recipe keywords: banana smoothie, pitted dates smoothie, coconut milk, coconut yoghurt, detoxifying smoothie, digestion enhancing smoothies

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