Vanilla Date Breakfast Smoothie

Adding dates to a basic almond milk and fruit smoothie adds a blast of unexpected sweetness. It’s a healthy breakfast treat or a cooling summer snack.

Serves: 1Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 1


  • 4 large pitted dates
  • Water
  • 3⁄4 cup almond milk
  • 2 medium bananas, peeled
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 1⁄4 tsp. vanilla


  • In a small bowl, cover dates with water and soak for at least 10 minutes. Discard soaking water and add dates and all other ingredients to a blender.
  • Process about 1 minute on medium speed until smooth.