I'm a late bloomer when it comes to smoothies. I discovered just about a year ago that everyday smoothies are so enjoyable and good for my belly and overall health. My smoothie formula is simple: fruit to make it fruity, banana to make it creamy and hearty, dates to make it sweet, and water for the liquid. Works every time. I love to blend a batch of fresh smoothie for me and my love first thing in the morning. Or sometimes he will be the one making it. He likes it a bit thicker and sweeter, I like it more liquidy and not too sweet.
This vibrant orange, banana and date smoothie is best of both worlds. Perfectly sweetened and not too thick or thin. I have loved this combo for many months now. The orange and banana go so well together. Orange gives this nice and fresh citrus flavor and banana makes everything creamy. I usually use dried and pitted dates to make my smoothies sweeter. Just pour some boiling water over the dates and let them soak for a couple of minutes or soak them the night before. Then they will be soft enough to blend.
My other favorite smoothie combos are this cherry smoothie and this refreshing green kiwi smoothie. Both are fabulous. And this orange smoothie is definitely in the top 3. Make yourself a batch and enjoy with bright new morning or after a workout.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2 large glasses or 4 smaller glasses of smoothie
- 10 dried and pitted dates
- one medium orange
- 2 bigger ripe bananas
- 1 cup / 240 ml water
Pour some boiled water over the dates and let them soak for a couple of minutes. Peel the orange and bananas and put them into the blender along with water and drained and rinsed dates. Blend until smooth.