Bali Banana Date Smoothie

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This simple Banana Date Smoothie is made with a combo of banana, dates, yogurt, honey, ice, and cinnamon, makes a refreshing and tasty concoction.

This simple Banana Date Smoothie is made with a combo of banana, dates, yogurt, honey, ice, and cinnamon, makes a refreshing and tasty concoction.
Banana Date Smoothie

I have tons of smoothie recipes, a few favorites are Kale Banana Chia Hemp Superfood Smoothie, Strawberry Peanut Butter Swirl Smoothie Bowl and Skinny Green Tropical Smoothie.

I’m super excited to share this guest post from my friend Heather. I met Heather a few years ago in San Francisco, and we’ve been friends ever since. She’s an inspiring, positive person – the kind of person you want to be around all the time. She’s also the nutrition expert for The Skinnytaste Cookbook, please welcome her!

This simple Banana Date Smoothie is made with a combo of banana, dates, yogurt, honey, ice, and cinnamon, makes a refreshing and tasty concoction.

Hi there, I’m Heather! I’m a dietitian and the founder of www.heatherkjones.com – a weight loss site that focuses on healing and hope instead of diets (ugh) and deprivation (no thank you!). I’m also the creator of Smaller Size Bigger Life, an online group coaching program for women who struggle with emotional eating, compulsive overeating, or body image issues.

I’m thrilled to guest post on Skinnytaste today (thank you, Gina!), and I’m so honored to be the nutrition expert in the upcoming Skinnytaste cookbook. Gina poured her generous heart into this beautiful book and I know you’re going to love it as much as I do!

So I’m a huge fan of green smoothies, in fact I drink a Skinny Green Monster at least a few times a week. But on a recent trip to Bali I discovered a banana smoothie that just blew me away.

The simple combo of banana, dates, yogurt, honey, ice, and (surprise!) cinnamon, makes a refreshing and tasty concoction, especially for sipping on steamy days. I drank one of these delicious smoothies every morning before heading to the pool or biking thru the rice paddies.

This simple Banana Date Smoothie is made with a combo of banana, dates, yogurt, honey, ice, and cinnamon, makes a refreshing and tasty concoction.

Here’s to a healthy and happy summer. Enjoy!

This simple Banana Date Smoothie is made with a combo of banana, dates, yogurt, honey, ice, and cinnamon, makes a refreshing and tasty concoction.

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This simple Banana Date Smoothie is made with a combo of banana, dates, yogurt, honey, ice, and cinnamon, makes a refreshing and tasty concoction.
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Bali Banana Date Smoothie

195 Cals 5 Protein 39 Carbs 1 Fats
Prep Time: 1 min
Cook Time: 4 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Yield: 1 serving
COURSE: Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINE: American
This simple Banana Date Smoothie is made with a combo of banana, dates, yogurt, honey, ice, and cinnamon, makes a refreshing and tasty concoction.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ripe medium banana
  • 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 pitted date, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 ice cubes

Instructions

  • Blend banana, yogurt, milk and honey until smooth.
  • Add dates, cinnamon, and ice.
  • Blend for 3 minutes more.

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothie, Calories: 195kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 136mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 31g
WW Points Plus: 5
Keywords: banana smoothie recipe, fruit smoothie recipe, healthy fruit smoothie recipes, Healthy smoothie recipes, smoothie recipes

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84 comments

  1. 1 1/2 datesor 1 1/2 cups of dates?

  2. I just had some for breakfast. It was a little sweet but very good. I think I used more then 1/2 tbs of honey. Next time I'll use less honey or take it out. Otherwise it was a great smoothie and different from my usual smoothies. Saving this one!

  3. Lovely bananas, I like it.

  4. I've made this and it's good, but it contains an entire day's worth of sugar grams. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that until after consuming and entering it into myfitnesspal. I won't make it again. Honestly, it seems kind of irresponsible to offer up a recipe like this on what is usually such a great site/healthy resource but its ultimately my fault for not paying attention to the details in advance.

    • Hey Erica – I did an article on Skinny Bits on sugar a while back. It's here… http://www.skinny-bits.com/2012/07/skinny-on-sweeteners.html

      Keep in mind that a lot of the sugar in this smoothie comes from fruit (bananas and dates), so you also get tons of nutrients with the sugar. And the added sugar comes from honey. This is from the post…

      There is nothing wrong with a little sugar, the problem is we eat WAY too much of it. Moderation is key. Limit yourself to around ten teaspoons (40 grams) or less of sugar per day. And because the closer to nature your food is, the better, stick with minimally processed sugar choices—think honey, raw sugar, real maple syrup, and molasses.

    • Erica, if you worry about too much sugar in this recipe, you can always eliminate honey. The smoothie won't be so sweet and you don't have to worry about too much extra calories. According to http://happyforks.com/analyzer you can save almost 8g of sugars.

  5. I like bananas, and I like the juice in the picture.

  6. Such a great combo! It's like a healthy milkshake! I made mine with 1/2 banana, a date, some lactose-free milk, ice cubes, and a generous dash of cinnamon. YUM.

  7. I made this the other day for lunch – my 2yo and I loved it!

  8. Great job with the pictures! It makes me feel like when I make this smoothie I'll immediately be transported to an island vacation 🙂

    • Thank you, Kelly! Bali is pretty magical 🙂

      • I was so excited to try this and finally splurged on the dates. Unfortunately I bought  mejdool dates (which is easier to find in the Midwest) and now the points are much higher-I even swapped 1/2 coconut/almond unsweetened milk so was hoping it would be lower but when I put it in the recipe builder I was surprised! I wish it was listed in the recipe as such.

  9. Wow Heather, you rock! I'm the much older you…lol! Seriously, I use my powers for good & not for personal gain & I have zero money, so some may say I'm stupid too! I've been on a mission for 13yrs now hoping I can help inspire people to have a healthier lifestyle…I lost 150 lbs on my own after waking up & realizing that dieting doesn't work, I was thin my entire life, but not in a healthy way…I don't believe everyone should be skinny, just healthy! So I'm you, To the person having gum surgery…OMG I had JAW surgery it was a nightmare…you need a good protein powder too, I use hemp…it's horrible tasting but it's 100% protein & fiber! When I had that stuff done I lost so much weight it was scary! I love you beautiful healthy people, I was a model & actress, I still look pretty good! Thanks for all the great recipes & photos, xo Andrea

    • Thank you so much, Andrea! CONGRATS on losing 150 pounds – that is awesome and I'm so very happy for you. I'm totally with you – healthy (not skinny) is the way to go! And I don't there is anything stupid about using your powers for good – I think it's beautiful 🙂

  10. Excellent. i will try your smoothie, on a site note, i tried signing up for your blog and was "timed out" i received an error and could not sign up.
    Dawn

    • Hey Dawn! Do mean my sign up freebie page? You can email me at heather@heatherkjones.com and I will get you on the list 🙂

  11. how would I substitute packaged chopped dates for the 2 dates called for in the recipes? I guess what I'm asking is what would the equivalent be?

  12. Having gum surgery Monday. Glad this came through today. Dates are yummy.

  13. Hello! I'm curious how you got 198 calories for this smoothie?! 2 medjool dates alone is 133 calories and a half a banana is 50. I even used unsweetened almond milk in place of 1% and used 0% fat oikos Greek yogurt.ny smoothie came out to be just shy of 300

    • Hello! So sorry – it should be 1 1/2 dates, not 2 (my typo – Gina is fixing). BUT you should use regular dried dates (20 calories per dates) instead of medjool dates (66 calories per date).

  14. How could I not want to try a smoothie from one of the most beautiful places in the world? I will definitely be trying this, but would add some unflavored protein powder to up the protein to the level I need.

    Loved seeing the mangosteen included on your fruit plate. To me, they are totally addictive. Too bad you didn't have any rambutan (my other favorite fruit)… 🙂

  15. OMG I TOTALLY wholeheartedly agree! When you are happy with yourself and your life you will want to take care of yourself! LOVE this recipe pinning!!!

  16. Made this for breakfast after muggy 4mi run this morning. Delicious! Added just a pinch of shredded coconut. Tropical goodness–thanks for sharing!

  17. wow, che meraviglia, beata te!!!!!

  18. Ditto to Anon – what is the food on the plate of fruit that is red with a white center? and looks a little like a brain. Smoothie recipe looks so yum, I never have them because they are usually high calories but I'll give this a whiz!

  19. This needs a lot of rum and/or vodka

  20. Not that it would be WW friendly, but this with a shot of rum would be a lovely pool side treat! 🙂