Banana Date Raspberry Smoothie

You already know how much I love a good smoothie – usually right after the gym or in between meals to keep my day balanced. I changed things up a bit this time and blended certain ingredients separately to create a three-layer smoothie instead of mixing everything together. I kept the raspberries half-frozen, only leaving them out to thaw for a short amount of time before smashing them with a spoon. I love the unique frozen yogurt texture this created, and ditching the straw to opt for a spoon was a fun touch.

INGREDIENTS  (makes 1 large smoothie or 2 smaller smoothies)

1 cup frozen raspberries, slightly thawed
2  bananas
2 dates
2 tbsp. coconut flakes
1 cup almond milk

DIRECTIONS

In a jar, smash raspberries with the back of a spoon. Leave some pieces chunky.
In a blender, blend 1/2 cup almond milk, 1 banana, 2 dates, 2 tbsp. coconut flakes. Pour over raspberries.

In the same blender (you don’t have to wash it), blend 1 banana and the remaining 1/2 cup almond milk. Pour on top of banana-date layer. Top with a few raspberries and more coconut flakes. Enjoy!

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  • This looks absolutely delicious! I have to try it!
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  • Rose D. Frenchtown, NJ USA

    Looks amazing! Do you use medjool dates?? I know they may be high in calories but I love them best!!

  • Ivana Džidić

    yammy!!!!!!!