Date, Cardamom and Banana Smoothie

Dates are a favourite food in our household during the month of Ramadan when we fast from dawn to dusk. So I thought I would incorporate it into a smoothie for a healthy drink.

Dates are good for you. They contain calcium, sulphur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, magnesium and lots of fibre. And there is a good reason too why they are recommended to break the fast. Dates help you avoid overeating as they are a low GI food and help reduce the feelings of hunger.






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Date, Cardamom and Banana Smoothie

Recipe by:
Abderazzaq Noor


10 dates, de-stoned
2 cups milk (skim, low fat or full fat – whatever floats your boat! You can also use a non-dairy option such as soy or almond milk)
1 banana, diced
½ teaspoon ground cardamom


1. Blend the dates with a little milk until you get a smooth paste
2. Add the rest of the milk, bananas and cardamom and blitz away for a couple of minutes
3. Chill and serve.

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Serves: 2 - 3 people

2 Responses to “Date, Cardamom and Banana Smoothie”

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    • Somali Kitchen

      We enjoyed reading your foray in Somali food and just love your ‘can do it’ attitude! Try using almond milk – it made a delicious smoothie. The date, cardamom and banana smoothie isn’t traditional but we Somalis love bananas – we eat it with our lunch and dinner; dates are grown in the parts of Somalia we come from and cardamom is a must have spice in Somali kitchens. So combining all these flavours with something modern like a smoothie seemed very appropriate! We are thinking of trying it with camel milk if we can get some in Melbourne – now that would be very Somali!!!


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