Delicious Coconut date almond chia smoothie great to start a day
I am smoothie person who love to throw a few ingredients in blender and make delicious drinks. Yes I make smoothie very often. Nowadays I skip adding any added sugar to smoothie. Yesterday I made this coconut date almond chia smoothie, as I need to finish some bananas. Yes I added bananas also. Result was absolutely scrumptious. You can finish the entire glass in one sitting.
I am a coconut fan; yes love it in all form whether it is coconut oil or coconut milk, maybe because I was born and brought in part of India where coconut is abundant. Without coconut we don’t know to make curries. Also coconut is not used in teaspoon or tablespoon; we used it in cup or even a whole coconut for a single dish.
This recipe is inspired from Sasha Seymour’s Coconut Everyday book. I borrowed this book from the library. It has lot of coconut recipes. I would love try few recipes from this book, and of course with my own twist. I won’t say this is a sugar free smoothie. Yes I added dates. Dates are sweetest fruit with high in natural sugars like glucose, fructose, and sucrose. But eating them in moderation is okay.
For making this smoothie, first grab pitted 3 dates; I used Medjool dates, and then added whole almonds, if you have almond butter use that. I read that eating stuffed dates with almonds and walnuts is healthy snacking idea. Then add coconut milk, water, ½ banana, chia seed and cinnamon. I did not add any ice as I used thawed coconut milk, if you want you can do that. This is absolute vegan treat even you can make ice cream from this one or even a morning oatmeal, options are endless.
This smoothie is thick and rich also taste like almond joy/payasam (Indian sweet pudding). I love it. If you make a date with this smoothie you won’t be disappointed. It is absolutely delicious!
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This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.