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.
Date, Cardamom and Banana Smoothie
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.