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I created this smoothie for breakfast this morning, and we both thought it was delicious and perfect for Fall.

Vanilla Spice Smoothie

1 1/2 c. milk (I used almond milk)

3 pitted dates (or another sweetener of your choice)

2 ripe bananas

2 cups ice

1/3 c. raw cashews

1/3 c. raw almonds

1/4 – 1/2 t. vanilla extract (depends on your tastes)

Dash of cinnamon

Dash of nutmeg

Strawberry Shake version:

Omit the cinnamon and nutmeg

Add 1 1/2 c. frozen strawberries

Add a few more dates or 2 T. maple syrup

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie version:

I haven’t actually tried this yet, but I am sure it will be delicious!  I’ll update the post with instructions soon . . .


Blend and enjoy!


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We don’t get out much.  No huge surprise since we have 5 children ages 5 months to 7 years.  Few people are daring enough to take on the brood by themselves, and we are too miserly frugal to pay them anyway.

But, we do love our smoothie dates.  Late at night, Jason and enjoy piercing the lovely, slumbering silence with the deafening screech of the Vitamix – sheesh that thing is loud – and make our favorite date night smoothie.

Being the health nuts that we are, this is a huge treat for us.  It doesn’t even taste healthy :)!

1 c. almond milk

2 c. ice

1 ripe banana

6 – 8 pitted dates

1/4 c. unsweetened dried coconut

1/4 c. almonds

1 – 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder

Blend, pour, and suck through a straw with your sweetie!

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