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Spiced Date Breakfast Smoothie

  • Author: Our Sweetly Spiced Life
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


This smoothie is really easy to throw together and tastes amazing. Nut milk and bananas form a base that is kicked up with sesame seeds, cardamom, star anise, vanilla, and cinnamon and then sweetened with dates. 


  • 2 C unsweetened almond milk (or unsweetened coconut almond blend)
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 8 medjool dates
  • 4 green cardamom pods (seeds removed for use; pods discarded)
  • 1/2 star anise
  • 2 Tbsp white sesame seeds 
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Add all ingredients to blender.
  2. Blend and enjoy!