Chocolate addicts unite for this delicious 5 ingredient gluten and dairy free chocolate date smoothie!
True story, growing up I used to have a banana chocolate milk shake every day after school. My mom would make one for me and my brother to enjoy while she cooked our family dinner. It was a cool and refreshing treat that we always looked forward to.
But now I’m smarter and wiser and those banana chocolate milkshakes were not the smartest idea! Bananas may seem like the perfect option for a grab and go snack, but if it’s not balanced with a healthy fat, all of the health benefits are lost. You will be left with a fast sugar rush that will leave you crashing later.
So how do I still enjoy my smoothies and chocolate milkshakes without the bananas. Medjool dates are my favorite option. Sure medjool dates are high in natural sugar, but they’re delivered in a smaller portion than bananas. So when you eat more than one or two, because let’s face it, you can’t just stop with one date, you won’t feel guilty! And medjool dates can replace bananas while still giving you all the healthy fiber, carbs and protein for sustained energy. I love using Natural Delights Medjool Dates that that natural sweetness and perfect amount of energy to get me through the day!
Other health benefits of medjool dates include:
- high in fiber to help relieve constipation
- great source of natural energy to give you long lasting energy boosts
- high in calcium to strengthen your bones
- regulates blood sugar levels
- contains more potassium per serving size compared to a banana to improve brain function and muscle growth.
So now you know and you can start making these amazing 5 ingredient gluten and dairy free chocolate date smoothies and feel energized all day long!
Yields 1 smoothie
2 minPrep Time
2 minCook Time
4 minTotal Time
- 1/2 cups frozen cauliflower rice
- 3 Natural Delights medjool dates
- 1 Tbsp. cacao powder
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until thick, creamy and smooth!