Spinach and date smoothie

Spinach and date smoothie

There's this great little Swedish coffee shop near me in Bermonsdey. They make all sorts of delicious cakes (yes, even gluten free ones!) and their coffee is top notch. But what I like the most about this place is that the terrace is used by a talented local florist who makes the most beautiful flower arrangements, which are also on display throughout the shop. One of my favourite things to do on weekends is buy a lovely little bouquet for special occasions like birthdays or dinner parties (or, let's get real, Saturdays). 

During a recent visit, I took a chance and tried a freshly made smoothie instead of a slice of lemon polenta cake. I was quite intrigued by the description - a date and spinach smoothie? Such a simple combination... why had I never thought of this before? When it arrived at my table it was such a beautiful shade of light green that I knew even before tasting it that I made the right choice. I enjoyed the drink so much that the following weekend I decided to try to recreate it at home. My version of this simple spinach and date smoothie has become one of our favourites at home.

-xo KA

Spinach and date smoothie

This smoothie is a breeze to make. The spinach goes unnoticed thanks to the sweetness from the bananas and dates. I love green smoothies and juices because they are an excellent way to sneak in some green plant power before noontime.

Ingredients:

  • 2 medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup freshly boiled water
  • 2 frozen bananas, chopped
  • 1 cup baby spinach, packed
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Method:

Place chopped dates in a small bowl and cover with freshly boiled water. Let sit for 5 minutes so that the dates soften and start falling apart. Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients in a high-speed blender or in the container of your immersion blender. Drain the dates, and add them in with the other ingredients. Blend until smooth and enjoy straight away.

Serves two.

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