Date with Fate Smoothie

The inspiration for this one comes from the Garden Isle.  I’m not sure how the topic of smoothies came up, but a friend from the north shore of Kauai mentioned that Moloa’a Sunrise Fruit Stand made a mean date smoothie.  The very next day I threw some dates into a simple banana nut smoothie and swooned.  Now, I’m all about throwing dates into milk-based (dairy or non-dairy) smoothies for sweetness.  And now that I’m off sugar for a couple weeks, I’m all for a little sweetness in my life.

As it turns out, this smoothie is nothing like Moloa’a’s (which I later found out has papaya, mango, banana, coconut, dates, macadamia nuts and rice milk- yum), but it’s great in its own right- it makes for one killer breakfast or dessert smoothie.

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Date with Fate Smoothie

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:

* 1 banana, broken into several pieces
* 1 cup almond milk
* 6-8 dates, depending on your desired level of sweetness (reduce to 3-4 if you have the larger Medjool variety)
* 1 cup ice

Directions:

Combine ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

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5 Responses to “Date with Fate Smoothie”

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    Mindy — August 3, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    I LOVE dates (bacon and cheese anyone?!)and I drink a smoothie every morning, but not once has it crossed my mind to combine the two. Thanks for the great idea!!!

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    CATE — August 3, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Yeah, dates and bacon are pretty much the best thing ever! I always get too lazy with stuffing the cheese inside though :) Instead I usually stuff them with an almond- gives it a nice crunch.

    Thanks for your comment :)

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    Alexandra — December 12, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I had this smoothie from Mooloa's while I was in Kauai. I think it definitely needs Macadamia nuts to be the real deal :)

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    Heather Gonzales — February 1, 2013 at 7:43 am

    We are finishing up letter ‘D’ week with my pre-schooler and I made these for breakfast. They were a big hit, even with the kids! I love how they have no added sweetener.

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    • Cate — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:00 pm

      So glad you liked them Heather! If you’d like an adult version (and like coffee), you can add in some instant coffee crystals. It’s like a healthy-ish frappuccino :)

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