This smoothie satisfies a sweet craving without relying on something that is full of refined sugar. Bananas and dates act as our sweeteners, which are whole foods that havent been refined and they are also full of minerals and nutrients. You can use any dairy free milk you like.
1 cup unsweetened, plain or vanilla almond milk (hemp, hazelnut and soy milk are good too)
2 pitted Medjool dates, chopped
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 Tbsp almond butter
Pinch sea salt
1 tsp alcohol free vanilla
½ medium banana, frozen
5 ice cubes
½ cup cold coffee, optional
- Place the nut milk, dates, cocoa powder, almond butter, sea salt, vanilla and banana in a blender and process until completely smooth. You may need to blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute, depending on blender speed, to get the dates to break down.
- Add ice cubes (and coffee is using) and blend again until smooth and frosty (about 5-10 seconds). Pour into glasses and enjoy immediately.