Back in April, I was in Amman and had the very fortunate luck to try out Seed Healthy, a health food shop specializing in juices, smoothies, and organic food. I’ll be honest, it wasn’t luck. I had been following Seed Healthy on Instagram for a while and just had to check it out. I’m so happy I did because I tried the most delicious date smoothie, and took one to go for my mom.
I had totally forgotten about the smoothie, until this Ramadan. Ramadan is really the only time of year I actively eat dates. Mostly because I break my fast on dates. It’s no surprise then, that the first week of Ramadan, I decided I was going to whip up my own version of a date smoothie. Every afternoon I’d think about it, make sure I had all the ingredients I needed, and every evening I’d get so distracted by the actual meal that I wouldn’t get around to making the smoothie I was craving just a few hours earlier.
I finally committed. I made the Dreamy Date Coconut Smoothie (conveniently, many months after Ramadan) and it was everything I had dreamed of!
- 8 Dates, pitted
- 2 Bananas
- 2-3 cups Milk
- 1/2 cup Ice
- 1/4 cup Shredded Coconut
- ¼ cup raw Almonds, chopped or 2 tablespoons Almond Butter
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Cocoa Powder
- Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
- For a thinner consistency, add more milk
- Best if made fresh and used within 2 days