Date Almond Smoothie


1/3 cup chopped, pitted dates
2 tablespoons warm water
2 cups vanilla almond milk, chilled
1/2 cup fat-free vanilla soy or dairy yogurt
1 very ripe banana, frozen
4 ice cubes
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, plus extra for garnish


Put the dates in a bowl and drizzle with warm water. Let them soak for 5 minutes to

soften, then drain. In a blender, combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth and frothy. Pour into glasses and garnish with nutmeg.

Dietitian’s tip:

Be sure the almond milk is ice cold and the banana is thoroughly frozen. Peel and halve the banana before freezing.

Nutritional Info

Serving size:

1 cup

Amount per Serving:

142 calories / 3 g protein / 96 mg / 2 g fat / <1 g monounsaturated fat / 1`g saturated fat / 0 mg cholesterol / 28 g carbohydrates / 4 g sugars / 2 g fiber