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Date and Banana Smoothie

Tahini, Banana and Date Milkshake
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Prep Time:
5 mins

Chef notes

During the month of Ramadan, us Muslims consume a lot of dates when we break our fast. With the abundance of dates in most homes, it only felt right to repurpose the dates into a smoothie to drink in the morning before starting our fast. Dates have plenty of fiber and sugar to help replenish us and keep us fueled through the day.


  • 1 banana
  • 5 dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1/2-1 cup milk of choice


Combine all the ingredients into a large blender and blend. Adjust the thickness by adding more or less milk, and adjust the sweetness by using more or less honey. Pour into a cup and enjoy!