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Delicious Date Smoothie (Vegan, high in Omega 3)

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Ah dates. That flurry of excitement, of expectation. The buzz of the unknown, and the possibilities still to come. The…oh wait.

Well, date smoothies are still exciting! Right? Delicious, certainly, when made this way.

We’re in complete denial that summer is coming to an end, whatever the looming rain clouds and reddening leaves might tell us.

So we’re not giving up without a fight – we’re going for one more summer recipe! This date smoothie is a lovely summer cooler, perfect for hot days and long evenings. That being said, I’d eat it at any other time of the year, too!

What’s in a smoothie?

The best thing about smoothies is that they’re easy to tailor to just how you like it. For us, when we can keep things vegan, we will. And this date smoothie is fantastic with non-dairy milk, so that’s what we’ll use.

Our favourite is oat milk (with almond milk being a close second) but to be honest it works so well with any milk in it.

If you really feel like you can’t do without dairy milk, then it might be worth thinking about our 30 Day Vegan Challenge to help show you the way.

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Omega 3 fatty acids

Omega 3 is also a pretty big topic in the vegetarian world, and one that it probably pays to be wary of. It’s a heavily studied fat with more and more studies being conducted all the time.

Although it would now seem that omega 3 probably doesn’t play as big as role in cardiovascular health as previously thought, there are still many other glaring benefits of the fat, particularly those linked to the brain.

Flaxseeds are one of the very best vegetarian and vegan ways to get your omega 3s, so we’re definitely throwing a tablespoon into this date smoothie.

If you have a particular aversion to flaxseeds then chia seeds are a great alternative – you’ll just need to give the smoothie a few minutes longer to let the chia soften and expand.

Are we done?

Pretty much, yep. Just one more tip for the night before you make your smoothie: peel the banana, chop it, put it into a freezer-proof container and throw it into said freezer.

Then, when you come to use it, you’ll have an extra chilled, extra refreshing date smoothie ready and waiting.

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Delicious Date Smoothie
4.77 from 17 votes
Delicious Date Smoothie – take your dates to the next level with these impressively tasty and animal friendly smoothie that’s packed with omega 3s!
Cuisine:Global
Prep Time:3 minutes
Total Time:3 minutes
Servings:1 person
Calories:403kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 banana (ideally frozen the night before)
  • 1 ¼ cups oat milk (or your fav plant-based milk)
  • 4 dates, dried
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Making sure your banana is peeled, throw it into your smoothie maker/food processor.
  • Add the milk, dates, flax seeds and cinnamon. Give it a good blend.
  • Done! Easy peasy.

NOTES

Need more smoothies? We’ve more than got you covered, then. Here’s a kiwi breakfast smoothie with a kick, and here’s a high-protein blueberry smoothie. In fact, here’s a whole page of them! Treat yourself 😉

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Delicious Date Smoothie
Amount per Serving
Calories
403
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Sodium
 
146
mg
6
%
Potassium
 
835
mg
24
%
Carbohydrates
 
82
g
27
%
Fiber
 
11
g
46
%
Sugar
 
55
g
61
%
Protein
 
8
g
16
%
Vitamin A
 
690
IU
14
%
Vitamin C
 
10.2
mg
12
%
Calcium
 
494
mg
49
%
Iron
 
3.6
mg
20
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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11 comments
  1. 5 stars
    Lol I literally just said “please be good” to my smoothie before tasting it and then yelled “HOLY SH&T!” Absolutely delicious!

    1. It’s awesome isn’t it? 😀
      It might also have to do with your “wish”, haha

      1. Can I use Chia seeds instead of flax seed?

    2. Hahaha, that’s brilliant! 😀

  2. Thanks for sharing this recipe im using flaxseeds for my diet and can add this up to my diet list. im just wonderingwhere can i buy dates becuase i know they only grow in the middle east. thats going to be a challenge but im willing to try and look for dates in my place.

    1. I hope you can find some, Jimmy! The smoothie is definitely worth it 🙂

  3. Loved the pics. Nice recipe. 🙂

    1. Glad to hear, Teja!

  4. 5 stars
    My latest obsession: DATES! head online for a yummy smoothie and this caught my eye. AMAZING flavor, indeed; verrrry refreshing. (No flax, substituted Chia seeds & used almondmilk.) this one is a keeper!!thank you

    1. Your version sounds cool! I’m gonna try it 😀

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