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Holiday Smoothies

Photo: Thomas J. Story

Prep time 15 mins
Freeze time 1 hr
Total time 1 hr, 15 mins

Serves 10

Recipe by Ayesha Curry, star of Ayesha's Homemade on the Food Network and author of The Seasoned Life (Little, Brown and Co., 2016). "I created this on the fly when I wanted something sweet and nondairy," says Ayesha. It's an excellent sub for eggnog.


  • 4 bananas, peeled, sliced, and frozen
  • 8 Medjool dates, pitted, coarsely chopped, and frozen
  • 3 cups canned coconut milk, chilled
  • About 1/2 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg

Nutrition Information

  • calories 229
  • caloriesfromfat 58 %
  • protein 2.2 g
  • fat 15 g
  • satfat 13 g
  • carbohydrate 27 g
  • fiber 2.5 g
  • sodium 9.5 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a blender, whirl bananas, dates, coconut milk, and 1/2 tsp. nutmeg until bananas are smooth and dates are finely chopped. Pour into 10 chilled 4-oz. glasses and top each with a pinch of nutmeg.

The Seasoned Life (Little, Brown and Co., 2016)