This is one of many easy healthy recipes for smoothies that can also have some advantageous physical effects as well.
Quite a few detox recipes make use of dates because of the very high tannin content which has a laxative quality that helps clean out the digestive tract. Dates are also folk medicine treatments for fevers and sore throats. Some even believe they are an effective remedy for over consumption of alcohol.
What gets lost in this discussion about benefits is that dates have a great taste and go well in a number of easy healthy recipes including smoothies. Here dates are combined with peanut butter to create a really interesting smoothie you really need to try.
Its also easy to turn this healthy smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.
In your favorite blender mix:
- 1/2 cup chopped date
- 2 tbsp. peanut butter (smooth)
- 1/2 cup silken tofu
- 1 previously frozen banana, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt