Bananza Date Smoothie

This smoothie reminds me of an horchata except this uses almond milk instead of rice milk.  This icy and refreshing beverage will give you all your morning sugar cravings while ingesting fruit!  Either drink this on the go or pair with a nice granola.  I love using dates because I can substitute it for real sugar!

Bananza Date Smoothie - The Kitchen Bistro

1 serving

1 cup almond milk
2-3 ice cubes
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 banana, chopped
6 pitted dates, chopped

Chop the dates and banana to make sure the dates are really pitted because more often than not, the dates still have the pit in them
Add everything but the ice cubes (or leave them out) to the blender and whizz away!  The blender might need a couple minutes to get the dates chopped.  Lastly add the ice cubes.

I found that when I added everything at once, the ice cubes froze the pitted dates and made it harder to blend.

I use unsweetened everything like unsweetened almond milk; regular, vanilla, and chocolate would taste fantastic too!
I also keep frozen bananas on hand but raw bananas work great too

Bananza Date Smoothie - The Kitchen Bistro