This post was actually suppose to be for a Date and Almond Smoothie recipe, but in my hastiness, I grabbed my bag of dried figs instead of dried dates in our pantry. I didn’t realize it (even as I took this photo) until I finished making the smoothie. Once I noticed my mistake, I gave it a taste to see if it was good enough to still write a post and it was! I felt it was just as good as using dried dates. Even my daughter kept asking more “milkshake”.
I first had this smoothie when we used to live in Loma Linda and once in a while would order produce and meal kits from The Prep Table. One time I ordered a kit for a Date and Almond smoothie to give it a try and was so surprised at how tasty it was. It was super easy to make and helped us incorporate healthy ingredients to our diets like dates and almonds.
You can make this smoothie with any kind of milk you prefer. A positive is that the dried fruit and bananas have so much natural sweetness you don’t have to add any extra sweeteners. I’ve used whole milk in the past but today I used coconut milk and really liked it. I’ve also seen some recipes add turmeric which I was tempted to do, but left it out today to keep it as similar to the smoothie recipe from The Prep Table as possible. So if you’re in a smoothie or snack rut, give this recipe a try, I think you’ll be very happy with it!
Fig or Date and Almond Smoothie (Makes 1 large serving or 2 small servings)
1 cup milk (coconut, almond, or cow)
1/4 cup dried figs or dried pitted dates
1/4 cup almonds
1/8 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 cup ice
1. Blend on high until very smooth.
2. Pour into glass and enjoy!
Creamy, sweet, and refreshing!
On that note, see, I promised you guys my next post would be about food!