Saturday 15 February 2014

Smooth runnings! A healthy smoothie!

Taken at Jamaica Inn cottage 5.

Dates, almond milk and bananas come together for a sweet tropical smoothie with unexpectedly sophisticated flavors! Thick, smooth and creamy and sweet. Just such a treat! It’s almost hard to believe that it’s healthy, but it really is amazingly nutritious. The almonds give you an super dose of powerful plant protein, while their huge quantities of vitamin E will leave your skin glowing. The bananas fill you up with life giving potassium and magnesium, the cinnamon keeps your blood sugar perfectly balanced and the dates give you a very much needed intake of fibre. It’s like drinking liquid health, even though it tastes like dessert. How perfect is that? It will also satisfy even the strongest sugar craving as it really is so indulgently sweet, which makes it a perfect afternoon pick-me up, after dinner treat or sweet breakfast. It only take 3 minutes to make so you wouldn’t be tempted to stray to the chocolate while you wait either!

Vegan and glutin free~
1 c. fresh almond milk
1 large banana or 2 small
1/2 tsp. cinnamon 

1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 Majool Dates, chopped
1 cup Ice

Place all ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.

I often have this as a quick and easy breakfast or dessert after dinner... it is so delicious!

Nutritional facts: Almond milk is one of the most nutritionally valuable milks we can consume. It is high in a number of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, iron, fiber, zinc and especially high in calcium. Almond milk is low in calories, and low in fat. Almond milk is lactose, gluten, casein and cholesterol free; it's also free of saturated fats.

Compared to cow's milk, almond milk is the much healthier choice. Almond milk contains a wide variety of the vitamins and minerals that your body needs to function. Almond milk also contains high levels of antioxidants, so it can help prevent many types of cancer and slow the signs of aging. 

Picture taken at cottage 5 Jamaica Inn


  1. Tried this yesterday.............LOVE! Thanks! Trish

  2. I make this smoothie twice a week! Love it! Helen


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