Green Smoothie Recipes With Bananas, Dates, and Coconuts
These green smoothie recipes for banana, date, and coconut smoothies are some of my absolute favorites! In my opinion, its combination of healthy carbs, fat, and protein offers a nourishing and fulfilling combination of ingredients. Unsure about the combination of ingredients? I promise it’s delicious, but it also offers a whole plethora of health benefits!
Most of us are familiar with the health benefits of bananas. For example, bananas are a great source of dietary fiber and potassium. Bananas have two times as many carbohydrates as an apple, five times as much Vitamin A and iron and three times as much phosphorus. From offering protections from certain types of cancers to boosting your immune system, it’s no wonder that many people consider bananas a super food.
Likewise, dates are one of the richest sources of dietary fiber around. They are also excellent sources of calcium, sulphur, iron, and potassium. Dates help in fighting constipation, intestinal disorders, weight gain, heart problems, sexual weakness, diarrhea and abdominal cancer. Dates are also considered an important element in developing strong muscles. They can also prevent the development of stomach cancer.
Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is classified as a “functional food” because it provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content. Did you know that nearly 1/3rd of the world’s population relies on nourishment, in some form or fashion, from the coconut?
So, to make the banana, coconut, and dates green smoothie recipes, here are the ingredients you’ll need to have:
- 1 organic banana, previously peeled, cut into chunks, and frozen
- 2-3 organic, pitted dates, preferably soaked in water for 10-15 minutes to soften
- ½ cup organic coconut milk plus 1 cup water or 1 cup yogurt or kefir plus ½ cup water
- 2 raw egg yolks from a trusted source or 1 serving vanilla protein power- optional: if you want your smoothie to contain some protein
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Each of these ingredients should be added to your blender, one at a time, and blended together until they reach a smooth, creamy consistency. Add a small amount of water if needed to thin out the consistency of the smoothie. These green smoothie recipes will make approximately 1 cup of smoothie, but you can easily double the ingredients if you need to make more.