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.
Date with Fate Smoothie
Yield: 1 serving
* 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
Combine ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.