People go b-a-n-a-a-s for bananas because they have been long praised for their high potassium content. But, did you know the tasty, tiny little jewels, Medjool dates contain 50% more potassium by weight than bananas?
This recipe swaps out bananas and uses Medjool dates instead, for an irresistible caramelly flavored smoothie that tastes more like a milkshake, but is much healthier.
For added health benefits, add some protein powder (preferably plant derived) and top with inflammation-fighting cinnamon, for some extra flavor and spice.
Since creating this smoothie, I’ve been making a (Medjool) date each morning.
Medjool Date Shake
- 1 cup pitted Natural Delights Medjool dates
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons protein powder (optional)
- pinch cinnamon
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
Add almond milk, dates, and vanilla to a blender, and purée. Add ice cubes and continue to blend until the mixture is completely smooth. Pour into a serving glass, top with cinnamon, and enjoy immediately.