Category: Beverages

Dreamy Date Coconut Smoothie

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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.

Dreamy Date Coconut Smoothie

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.

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I finally committed. I made the Dreamy Date Coconut Smoothie (conveniently, many months after Ramadan) and it was everything I had dreamed of!

Dreamy Date Coconut Smoothie

Dreamy Date Coconut Smoothie

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
  2. For a thinner consistency, add more milk
  3. Best if made fresh and used within 2 days
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Orange Spritzers

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I have a serious obsession with brunch. If I could host brunch every weekend, I would be a very happy person. I mean, really, who doesn’t love eating around late morning/early afternoon, getting together with the girls, and eating perfectly portioned and styled foods? You get extra points if you can host at an outdoor venue on a gorgeous fall or spring day. The go-to brunch drink of most people’s choice is Mimosas. However, if you’re trying to keep your brunch a little less boozy, it’s time to venture into spritzers. They are so easy to make, you could whip up a pitcher-full as your guests take their seats.

I usually measure out most of my recipes, but this one is so simple, there’s really not need to. Also, that way, you can adjust the juice-to-fizzyness ratio to your liking. What’s great about these spritzers is that you can make them in any flavor — just change out the juice.

Orange Spritzers

Ingredients

  • Orange Juice (I used pineapple-orange juice)
  • Club Soda
  • Lime Juice
  • Orange Slices, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, fill about 1/4 of the pitcher with club soda
  2. Fill the rest up with orange juice
  3. Add 1-2 tablespoons lime juice and mix
  4. Pour into glasses garnished with orange slices
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