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Ginger Almond Date Smoothie

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I confess I have already written about this smoothie back in March of last year, but it has been making regular appearances in my life lately and I feel the need to tell you again how splendid it is.

I used to buy this smoothie at Healthy Home Market but as is the case with most things I buy at health food stores I was alarmed by the price and knew I could just make it at home for significantly less money. So here we are.

Ginger Almond Date Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 chunk of fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds
  • 2 pitted dates
  • cinnamon
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk

Just throw it all in the blender and puree it up.

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I don’t use fresh ginger much beyond just this smoothie but I love it so if you have any ginger recipes you love please send them my way. I need ideas.

Also, what’s your favorite go-to smoothie combo? I’m not big on the fruity blends (berries, pineapple, etc.). I always lean more towards these milkshake-y flavors.

17 Comments

  1. I’ll have to try this one! I tend to gravitate more toward milkshake-y over fruity flavors as well.

    • Katie Katie

      Looks awesome! Thanks!

  2. cori cori

    Where do you buy your dates? They’re so f-ing expensive!

    • Katie Katie

      Trader Joe’s!

    • If you have access to a warehouse club-type store, they have great prices on dates. I get mine at Costco… 2lbs of medjools for under $10. (usually 8.99)

  3. C C

    I like PB&J smoothies – frozen banana, frozen raspberries, dollop of peanut butter, plus water or almond milk and blend. Reminds me of a PB&J sandwich.

    • Katie Katie

      Yes! I love these too!

  4. OMG that looks really good…

  5. Ashley Nichole Ashley Nichole

    Sadly I’m allergic to bananas. What would make a good alternative?

    • Katie Katie

      Good question! The frozen banana is there to add thickness and a little sweetness. If you’re not vegan you could freeze 1/3 cup yogurt and toss those cubes in. If you’re vegan you could try any frozen fruit of choice (although it will alter the flavor)–I think frozen pineapple would be killer in this! OR you could also try freezing 1/3 cup applesauce. And then just play around with how much milk you need. You may need more or less to thin it out to the right consistency so just add it a little at a time.

    • amy amy

      avocado is another option

    • Katie Katie

      Yes! The addition of oats is so crucial.

  6. Kate Kate

    Do you think I could use date syrup instead of dates? Just because that’s what I have on hand!

    • Katie Katie

      Yep! Probably like a tablespoon but more or less depending on how sweet you want it.

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