This smoothie has been my go to in the morning for breakfast or for an afternoon “treat”! And honestly.. sometimes I make it for a light dinner when I’ve eaten far too much that day!
Fun fact.. dates are supposed to be a great food to incorporate into your diet if you are pregnant because they are loaded with fiber and have natural sugar to keep you energized. They also contain iron, vitamin K, and potassium.
Actually, one of my friends was recently pregnant (Hi, Dana!) and was trying to eat more dates during her pregnancy tested this recipe for me and swears by it! She was having a tough time eating dates on their own and this was the perfect way for her to consume them.. deliciously 🙂
- 3 pitted dates
- 1 frozen banana
- 2-3 ice cubes
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter or 2 tablespoons peanut butter protein powder
- 3/4 cup oat milk or other non-dairy milk
- 1 tablespoon collagen powder
- 2 tablespoons protein powder
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend on high for about 30-60 seconds or until completely combined.. and enjoy!