Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Beginnings and a Light and Healthy Banana Date Smoothie

Light and Healthy Banana Date Smoothie
I hope everyone is looking forward to a new year and fresh beginnings. I’m not one for making resolutions. Many years ago I realized that making specific statements did not work for me. So what I do now is think of actions or behaviors that I would like to work on. For example; this year…..I will think positive thoughts and try and be present each and every moment, especially around friends and family members. Building meaningful relationships is important to me and will set a good example for the younger ones.

Ingredients for a Light and Healthy Banana Date Smoothie

It’s day one of the new year and a great time to encourage healthy eating habits. Another area for me to work on as we have had more than our share of sugar laden sweets and heavy foods this holiday season. I decided to begin this morning with a light breakfast beverage. One that was full of flavor, not too fussy and quick to make. For this smoothie all you need is a frozen banana, a couple of dates, rolled oats, organic peanut butter, almond milk and a few ice cubes. This is a delicious and filling way to start your day.

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year!

Tip: Keep frozen bananas or some kind of fruit in your freezer at all times. Great way to bulk up your smoothies.



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Healthy Banana Date Smoothie

prep time: 10 MINScook time: total time: 10 mins
It's a new year, take care of yourself and enjoy this nutritious banana and date smoothie.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 frozen banana, cut into one inch slices
  • 2 Medjool dates, pits removed
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cups almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter, or nut butter of your choice
  • 3 ice cubes

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Blend all ingredients until combined. Pour into a glass, enjoy!
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Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

37 comments:

  1. Making resolutions is not my thing either. This smoothie sounds really tasty and GOOD for you too!

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    1. Thanks Angie, hoping for a great new year!!

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  2. Happy New Year to you Cheri. I never make resolutions as keeping them is so hard for me. And what a lovely and a healthy start to a New beginning. So much in love with this smoothie.

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  3. I'm not one for making many resolutions either..But I am one for aiming for a delicious life =) Your smoothie does indeed look to be a wonderful way to start 2017 =)

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  4. I'm not one to make resolutions and just try to keep my moderation in tact. Smoothies are such a great way to get a lot of vitamins packed into one glass of goodness. I never think to freeze bananas. Thanks for that reminder. Happy New Year!

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    1. I like that Lea Ann, moderation in tact. Makes a lot of sense. Take care xo!

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  5. I have a recipe for almond milk on my fridge waiting to be made. I also don't make resolutions. Love your goals for this year.

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    1. Would love to see that recipe Tandy, heard homemade is so much better.

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  6. I remember having my first date shake in southern California! Heaven. But I'm loving all the same flavors in your recipe, but lightened up!!

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    1. Thanks Liz, dates are a great way to sweeten up things, trying to cut down on sugar, it is the hardest thing to do ever......

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  7. I love this date shake, Cheri! I always keep frozen blueberries, and strawberries in the freezer but I never thought of freezing the bananas too. Great idea! We are going into soup and salad mode this week :)

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    1. Thanks Susan, we are too, today I made a chicken and wild rice soup for dinner. Love this time of year.

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  8. Healthy eating and building more relationships is on my list as well. Happy New Year.

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    1. Thanks Karen, Happy New Year to you and your husband as well. Heard you are getting some weather. Take care!

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  9. This sounds wonderful, I love that there are oats in here along with all the other ingredients - I'm sure this would keep me satisfied for hours!

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    1. Thanks Chris, the oats also add a little texture, was pleasantly surprised. Take care!

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  10. Love the way you are going into the new year Cheri! Hope you have a wonderful year ahead :)

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    1. Thanks Phi, love the New Year, you also have so many great things going on, so happy for you!!!

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  11. Well.... it's not quite a date shake, but it does sound awfully good! Good for you starting on the right foot! (I'm still on the left...)

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    1. Lol, well that is perfectly okay. Take care David, glad you guys had a nice trip.

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  12. i'm thankful for whomever discovered the sweetening power of dates--what a great alternative! beautiful beverage. :)

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    1. I know they are wonderful, today I had a couple in my oatmeal with walnuts, delicious!

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  13. Happy New Year Cheri! Your Smoothie looks delicious! Pretty picture!

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  14. I will definitely try it...
    Thanks for sharing..
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  15. That smoothie looks amazing and new years resolutions? Yeah I stopped making them years ago. Life is always a journey and that is my resolution.

    Thanks for joining the DI & DI Link Party.

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    1. Very well put Christine, happy 2017 to you!

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  16. This smoothie sounds amazing! I try to set and achieve goals no matter the time of year. There is no bad time to set out for improvement.

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    1. Hi Laura, I know I think that you have to be ready to make the changes, then goals are much more achieveable.

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  17. I love how you have incorporated oats in this delicious smoothie. Your Banana Date Smoothie sounds delicious, as well as a great start to the New Year! Thank you for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by April, enjoy your recipes.

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  18. I would have never thought to put dates in a smoothie. This recipe is a great way to start the day!

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    1. Thanks Kris, the dates bring a little sweetness.

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