Banana date smoothie

Banana date smoothie

Dates are nutritional powerhouse fruits that are in season during the winter.

This banana date smoothie is great for the immune system and digestion.

Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients in this banana date smoothie.

Almond milk:
It is an excellent source of calcium, vitamin E, folic acid, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.Almonds are natural powerhouses and have shown benefits in lowering cholesterol, brain health, heart health, weight loss, and more. Almond milk is a great alternative to dairy milk and a great base component for any smoothie. Almonds  are gluten-free and low in carbs.

Bananas:

They are an excellent source of natural sugars. Bananas have shown health benefits in the area of cancer prevention because of their high levels of antioxidants. They also help aid in digestion, promote healthy bones, lower blood pressure, and more.

Cinnamon:
This potent spice is packed with health benefits. It boosts brain function, protects against heart disease because of calcium and fiber, regulates blood sugar, and more.

Chia seeds:

They are high in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, which help reduce disease-causing inflammation. Chia seeds have also shown benefits in lowering cholesterol and boosting energy levels.

Dates:
These desert fruits are potent cancer fighters. They are also a natural laxative, help treat anemia, boost energy, and increase sexual stamina. The list goes on and on.

Process the following ingredients in a blender:
1 banana
1/2 cup of dates
1 cup of almond milk
2 Tbsp of chia seeds
1/2 tsp of cinnamon

Make sure ingredients are organic
Enjoy!

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REFERENCES:
1. “Dates: The Candy That Grows on Trees.” UCLA. UCLA, n.d. Web. 22 Dec. 2014.
2. “Nutritional and Functional Properties of Dates: A Review.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 22 Dec. 2014.
3. “What Are Dates Good For?Mercola.com. Mercola.com, n.d. Web. 22 Dec. 2014.

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