I will claim this as a Beach Kitchen household recipe although it is firmly attributable to my other/ better half and not me. As a person with a sweet tooth inclined to add honey and cinnamon to smoothies, I was initially sceptical about the addition of salt. However, a small pinch of salt subtly brings out the flavour of the dates in this delicious, healthy drink that is great for a breakfast or snack on the go!
Ingredients (for 1 – 2 person serve)
- 3-4 fresh medjool dates
- 1/2 large banana
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- Pinch of salt (Today I used pink Himalayan salt. But another favourite of mine is Maldon – http://www.maldonsalt.co.uk/).
Pit the dates, slice the banana and add into a stand blender or stick blender glass. If using a stand blender, combine all ingredients (except salt) and blend, add pinch of salt, stir with a spoon and serve.
If using a stick blender, add 1/2 cup of the almond milk, blend, then top with the remaining almond milk and blend again. Add salt, stir and serve.