This super-chocolaty smoothie is a tasty nondairy option. Dates offer up lots of richness and a caramel-like sweetness—naturally. As a bonus, they also boost fiber by about 2g. The smoothie recipe is designed to make just one serving, since weekday breakfasts are often solo meals; you can easily double the ingredients to serve 2. 

Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD
Recipe by Cooking Light March 2017

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Greg Dupree

Recipe Summary

active:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Yield:
Serves 1 (serving size: about 2 1/3 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place dates in a small bowl; cover with hot water. Let stand 3 minutes or until softened; drain.

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  • Place milk and dates in a blender; blend 30 seconds or until pureed. Add ice and remaining ingredients; blend 30 seconds or until smooth.

  • Variation 1

  • Chocolate-Peanut Butter: Decrease chocolate almond milk to 3/4 cup and vanilla soy yogurt to 1/2 cup; add 2 tsp. natural peanut or almond butter when processing remaining ingredients in Step

  • Serves 1 (serving size: about 2 1/4 cups)

  • CALORIES 329; FAT 11g (sat 3g, mono 7g, poly 4g); PROTEIN 9g; CARB 54g; FIBER 7g; SUGARS 33g (est. added sugars 10g); CHOL 0mg; IRON 3mg; SODIUM 186mg; CALC 368mg

  • Variation 2 Chocolate-Raspberry: Omit ice. Add 1/2 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries when processing remaining ingredients in Step Serves 1 (serving size: about 2 1/3 cups) CALORIES 326; FAT 2g (sat 5g, mono 7g, poly 5g); PROTEIN 9g; CARB 65g; FIBER 10g; SUGARS 39g (est. added sugars 13g); CHOL 0mg; IRON 3mg; SODIUM 200mg; CALC 491mg

Nutrition Facts

302 calories; fat 7.2g; saturated fat 0.5g; mono fat 2.7g; poly fat 2.5g; protein 9g; carbohydrates 58g; fiber 7g; cholesterol 0mg; iron 3mg; sodium 200mg; calcium 483mg; sugars 37g; added sugar 13g.
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