I am a big smoothie drinker and this one is a new favorite. It is the perfect treat when you want something sweet, but nothing too indulgent. Nothing too indulgent is just what I want when the holidays are over!
The bananas and dates make this creamy and sweet. The flax and walnuts give it a delicious nuttiness. My toddler loves this smoothie and could probably drink the whole pitcher by himself!
I like adding some grassfed gelatin powder to my smoothies. If you are interested in using gelatin as a protein powder, be sure to get the green kind from Great Lakes. It dissolves great in cold things and has no detectable flavor! I love using this as a protein powder because it provides essential collagen and essential amino acids, without any additives like other protein powders. You can read more about the benefits of gelatin powder here.
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup ice
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 2-4 dates, depending on desired sweetness
- 2 tablespoons flax seed meal
- Place all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!
Recipe inspired by Giada’s Feel Good Food