Can a smoothie impersonate a fruity milkshake? Yup. And it can do it without added sugars or processed ingredients. Don’t tell the kids.
The dates sweeten the smoothie as well as add additional fiber. Chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids as well as fiber and are rich in antioxidants. The chia seeds add a little crunch to this smoothie, but it is similar to the crunch from the strawberry seeds, so you won’t likely notice it. The peanut butter is a flavorful protein boost to sustain you.
You can absolutely add greens to this smoothie, but if you want to have this pretty pink color, keep them out. You can also swap out the strawberries for any other berry or combination of berries you prefer.
For extra smooth texture, soak the dates in coconut milk and water overnight. I just put the dates in the blender cup, add the coconut milk and water, then let it hang out til I’m ready to make smoothies in the morning. This step is not crucial, I just like it smoother when it works out.
PB&J SmoothieCourse: Breakfast, SnacksDifficulty: Easy
1 banana, frozen and broken into chunks
2 dried dates (*optional: soak in liquids overnight)
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup (about 4 large) frozen strawberries
1 tsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp all natural peanut butter
optional: handful spinach or kale
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- For extra smooth texture, soak the dates in coconut milk and water overnight. I just put the dates in the blender cup, add the coconut milk and water, then let it hang out til I’m ready to make smoothies in the morning.