A thick and creamy shake that is packed with goodness!
- 4 chopped dates
- 1 frozen banana, skin removed
- flesh of ¼ avocado
- 1 tbspn pumpkin seeds
- 2 tbspn cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup low-fat milk or water
Soak the chopped dates in a few tablespoons of boiling water and allow them to soften for a few minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
Chop the banana into a few chunks and pop into a blender or food processor.
Add the remaining ingredients, including the soaked dates, and blend thoroughly before serving.
- This smoothie has a slightly coarse texture because of the seeds and dates. If you prefer to have a smooth shake then replace the pumpkin seeds with peanut or almond butter and soak the dates for a little longer before adding them.
- For a rich chocolate taste, try using raw Dutch cocoa. You can buy it at some supermarkets, health stores and specialty food stores.
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