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17-07-2012, 04:03 PM
Smoothies for Sehri (with Dates)

1. Best dates to use for smoothies are Medjool, de pitted and sliced
2. Soak dates in milk/water for few hours before use
3. Substitute yogurt and milk interchangeably if desired.
4. Skim milk/ Low fat blends better
5. Add oat bran, almonds, flaxseeds(linseed) etc for a healthier and energising kick
6. Freezing the fruit before blending will provide a creamier texture


Vanilla-Date Breakfast Smoothie
1 cup yogurt
1 cup milk
4-7 dates soaked in the milk overnight
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups ice cubes- optional
Blend. 2-3 Glasses

Simple Banana Oat bran smoothie
1 cup milk,
1 Tb oat bran,
1 Banana,
4 dates soaked in the milk overnight
Vanilla to taste - optional
Blend. 2 Glasses

Banana - Date Smoothie
250 ml plain yogurt
120 ml milk,
120 ml dates, fresh, pitted and chopped and soaked overnight in the Milk
2 bananas, sliced
8 ice cubes optional
Blend. 2 -3 glasses

Strawberry Smoothie with Dates
cup strawberries
cup almonds, soaked
3 dates, pitted and soaked
1 cup Water or Milk
Blend, 2 Glasses

Spiced Banana Date Smoothie
1 cup Milk
4 Medjool or other dates, pitted, chopped and soaked overnight in the milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/8 teaspoon Chile Powder*
1/16 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper*
3/4 cup sliced ripe banana
3/4 cup Ice - Optional
Blend. 2 Glasses
*Optional for a spicy kick

Dates Cornflakes Smoothie Recipe
Milk - 1 cup
Dates 4 soaked overnight in milk
Cornflakes - 2 tbsp
Honey - 1 tsp (optional)
Crushed ice - from a cube
Blend. 2 cups

Date Almond Smoothie Recipe
6-7 dates soaked overnight in milk
2 Tb of almond butter or ground almonds
2 medium bananas, sliced
2 cups milk
1.5 tablespoons honey
2 pinches cinnamon powder (optional)
1 vanilla bean, scraped (optional)
Blend, 3-4 cups

Apple and cinnamon smoothie
1 cup vanilla yogurt or milk
1 chilled apple, cored and cut into pieces
5 chilled Medjool or other dates, pitted and chopped soaked into the milk
teaspoon ground cinnamon
Blend, 2-3 cups

Apple and Date Smoothie

2 cups chilled, peeled and roughly chopped apples
8 dates, deseeded and chopped
1/2 cup chilled sour milk mixed with 1/2 cup chilled milk
2 tbsp sugar- optional
1/2 cup ice-cubes optional
Blend. 3-4 cups