One of the first items I carried over to my new apartment last week was my Magic Bullet Blender. I’ll admit, I’m not sure why I did that, since I use it a lot and hadn’t actually brought any food with me to the new place, but there it was, sitting on an empty counter, waiting to be plugged in after an exhausting day of moving boxes.
So, I decided to buy ingredients to a smoothie I’d never made before: a banana and date smoothie, something I tried for the first time this past Mother’s Day at True Food Kitchen Chicago and fell in love with. It was filling and sweet and disappeared pretty quickly at the table, especially once I passed it around for the rest of my family to try (they loved it, too).
My version was a simplified smoothie with only three ingredients, but it tasted just as great in my opinion.
Banana and Date Smoothie
Inspired by True Food Kitchen
- 1 banana, sliced into smaller pieces
- 5 dates, pitted
- 1 cup of vanilla almond milk
- 1 handful of ice
I use ice when I know I’m going to drink the smoothie right away without any time for the ice to start melting. When I bring smoothies to work, which includes a 20-30 minute drive each night, I instead use banana chunks that were frozen ahead of time so it doesn’t taste watered down by the time I sit down at my desk.