Banana Date Smoothie

Banana Date Smoothie

Mix up this simple and delicious banana date smoothie for a healthy breakfast perfect for lazy mornings or an on the go meal. Loaded up with proteins and fats, it’ll fuel you up without slowing you down!

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Banana Date Smoothie

It never seems like there’s enough time in the mornings for everything we’re trying to accomplish. Anyone else feel like this or is it just me and Joelle? We make plans, set the alarm, and prep as much as possible the night before. It never seems to be enough, though. We are inevitably rushing around to be ready to run out the door on time.

For mornings like these, having a smoothie for breakfast works nicely. It’s a meal I can eat while getting ready or can take it with me to eat on the drive. This banana date smoothie is a great, healthy choice for these mornings. It’s an easy breakfast meal to eat on the go, but also is a meal that I don’t have to feel bad about. It’s chocolatey and delicious while also giving great proteins, fats, and nutrients to fill me up and last until lunch time. Having only 8 ingredients, all of which are staples in our house, means that we can have this banana date smoothie whenever we want.

two mason jars of hemp protein banana breakfast smoothie with a jar of hemp hearts in the background and medjool dates and cacao nibs (healthy chocolate and raw chocolate) nearby

If you’re not a breakfast smoothie kind of person, this also makes a great snack. Make it for you and the kids after school or use it as a meal replacement during the day. It can even make a delicious dessert for after other meals. This banana date smoothie would perfectly finish off a tasty dinner. Better yet, it would be a dessert that would leave you feeling energized, not weighed down and tired like some sweets do. Joelle has a definite sweet tooth (my weakness is more savory snacks) and so anytime we can find great sweet treats that don’t leave us feeling awful is a win.

Let’s get to it!

Why we Love this Banana Date Smoothie!

I’m not sure about all of you, but a go-to breakfast choice that we have on hand basically all the time is a win for me. All of the ingredients used to make a delicious banana date smoothie are staples that we have in the house regularly. Even if you don’t normally have these on hand, they are easy to find and can be purchased at most grocery stores. Many of the pantry items in this breakfast smoothie can be ordered online as well!

two banana date smoothies with healthy chocolate from cacao nibs and protein from almond butter and hemp seeds. sweetened naturally with medjool dates

Dates:

Dates are a favorite sweetener for us and we use them in all sorts of recipes. They are a natural sweetener and have a low glycemic impact, so they’re great for managing blood sugar. Dates have great antioxidants and provide some magnesium and potassium, too! We love using dates in smoothies, like this Spiced Date Smoothie!

Bananas:

Bananas are always on hand in our house; we probably go through 3 or more bunches a week. They are great sources of potassium and vitamins like B6 and C. Bananas are known to help keep healthy skin and to aid in digestion, as well as to help with digestive issues. Make sure they’re nice and ripe for this smoothie and they’ll add in some more sweetness as well. If they’re starting to turn black, peel them and freeze them in a Ziploc bag and then use them frozen in this banana date smoothie!

Almond Butter:

As we’ve tried to cut way back on how much meat we eat, it seems like we go through a ton of nut butters. I’m okay with that trade, though, as I love peanut butter and other nut butters! Almond butter gives good fats and proteins to this smoothie, as well as a host of vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, manganese, and copper. If you need another great snack to use almond butter in, try these Cranberry Cacao Energy Bites!

Almond Milk:

Almond milk will give many of the same benefits of almond butter. This is our go-to nut milk for smoothies, coffee, and in just about any other recipe that would use a milk. If you get unsweetened almond milk, you won’t be adding unnecessary sweeteners into your smoothie. It’s a low calorie option that is packed with good fats, proteins, vitamin E, and more.

Hemp Seeds/Hearts:

Hemp seeds or hearts are loaded up with healthy fats and lots of protein. They’re also a good source of omega-3 and omega-6, as well as many other vitamins and nutrients. We love having a bag of these on hand to put in smoothies, top salads, or even just to munch on. You can also blend them with water to make a quick hemp milk!

Cacao nibs:

Cacao nibs are a great, healthy alternative for chocolate lovers. They are minimally processed, are lower in sugar than most other cocoa products, and offer a host of great vitamins and nutrients such as zinc and iron. Cacao nibs are a great source of fiber, healthy fats, and protein. They’re also a great source of antioxidants! If you’re someone who likes to just eat chocolate plain, bear in mind that cacao nibs likely won’t taste the same as a bar of chocolate. They’ll taste closer in flavor to a very dark chocolate. But they can lend a great chocolatey flavor to snacks and desserts. They give a great boost of chocolate in this banana date smoothie or go perfectly in this Classic Healthy Chocolate Granola!

up close picture of hemp hearts, or hemp seeds, in a mason jar. great vegan protein source

This banana date smoothie is so easy to put together, tastes amazing, and is loaded up with so many great nutrients. It’s sure to energize you for whatever may come your way during the day! Just dump your ingredients in the blender (we love our Vitamix and use it everyday!), blend, and enjoy! You can even make a double batch if your blender will hold it all. Just store it in the fridge in containers or mason jars for breakfasts or snacks later in the week!

Enjoy our Banana Date Smoothie!

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Banana Date Smoothie

  • Author: Our Sweetly Spiced Life
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Description

Mix up this simple and delicious banana date smoothie for a healthy breakfast perfect for lazy mornings or an on the go meal. Loaded up with proteins and fats, it’ll fuel you up without slowing you down!


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Ingredients

  • 6 dates
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/3 Cup almond butter
  • 3/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/4 Cup cacao nibs
  • 2 Cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 6 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth
  2. Enjoy!

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Cory

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