Yummy Date smoothies brings in Lot of iron to your diet

 

Date palms are one among the oldest cultivated trees, they have been grown in North Africa for at least 8,000 years. These desert trees are amazingly fruitful, producing up to 200 dates in a cluster.

Fresh dates are classified according to their moisture content, falling in to three categories: soft, semisoft and dry. Most varieties available are semi soft.

Nutrition Value of Dates

  • Fat – 0%
  • Carbohydrates – 6%
  • Vitamin A 1%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron – 1%

In Ancient times a bowl of dates was offered on the table at each meal as a sign of hospitality.

The major health benefits of Dates are,

  1. Dates contain high amount of potassium, an important mineral so it helps in preventing bone loss in women and also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  2. It helps for preventing cancer since it contains high polyphenols than other fruits and vegetables.
  3. A serving of 12 dates provides 15% or more of the recommended dietary allowance of iron and niacin, which helps in reduce blood pressure.

Here we shall see some yummy smoothie recipes of dates,

Banana Date Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 medium bananas, ripe
  • 1/4 cup pitted dates, such as Medjool
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds, soaked if time allows
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 4 ice cubes
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Dash of sea salt

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a blender and purée on high until smooth, about one minute. Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon and salt. Best if served immediately. Makes about 4 cups total.

Creamy date Smoothie

This is simple yet delicious smoothie, ready to go for a healthy fast breakfast smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 3/4cup whole milk
  • 1/3cup halved pitted dates
  • 1/2cup cup ice

Preparation

place the milk and dates in a blender. Cover and refrigerate until the dates have softened, about 15 minutes. Add the ice and blend until smooth and frothy.

Green Pink Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 5 dates
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • A handful of spinach

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a blender and purée on high until smooth, about one minute. Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon and salt. Best if served immediately. Makes about 4 cups total.

Avocado Date smoothie

Ingredient

  • 1 banana, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup homemade coconut milk or nut milk
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • ½ large avocado, peeled
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a blender and purée on high until smooth, about one minute. Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon and salt. Best if served immediately. Makes about 4 cups total

 

 

 

 

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