Banana Date Shakes – A Delicious Way to Start the Day
I’m a big fan of green smoothies, and most days I start the day with a berry smoothie that’s heavy on the greens. Some days, on the other hand, I feel like something different.
One of my favorite green smoothies for days that I just want something quick and delicious is a Banana Date Shake. This one is so yummy that my kids are happy to drink it – even if it IS a beautiful emerald green (my daughter doesn’t tend to appreciate that in a fruit smoothie). Here’s my recipe.
Banana Date Shake recipe (serves 3 large servings):
- 4 cups cold water
- 2 tbsp flaxseed (pre-ground, if you don’t have a Vitamix)
- 4 cups spinach (or more – I use about 8 cups)
- 5 dates, pitted (I use medjool dates)
- 1/4 cup dried shredded coconut (unsweetened)
- 2 frozen bananas (peeled)
Put water, flax, spinach, dates, and coconut in blender – blend til smooth. Add frozen bananas, blend til smooth.
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Nutritional breakdown (per serving) [nutritiondata.com] :
This food is low in Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C and Manganese, and a very good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin K.
- calories 250
- fat 5 grams – high in both Omega-3 fatty acids
- protein 4 grams
- dietary fiber 7 grams
- Vitamin A 77% DV
- Vitamin C 30% DV
- Vitamin K 244% DV
- Thiamin 10% DV
- Riboflavin 10% DV
- Vitamin B6 25% DV
- Folate 26% DV
- Calcium 10% DV
- Iron 11% DV
- Magnesium 25% DV
- Phosphorus 10% DV
- Potassium 24% DV
- Copper 19% DV
- Manganese 50% DV
- Phytosterols ~16mg