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Power Smoothie

Nathan Congleton / TODAY
Prep Time:
5 mins

Chef notes

These smoothies are great anytime of the day. They make an awesome on-the-go breakfast as well as a great midday snack. I love smoothies so much because of their versatility — the ingredient possibilities are endless.

Technique tip: This smoothie works best when the bananas and berries are frozen.

Swap option: Add berries, stone fruit like peaches or nectarines; sub honey for dates; use nut butters in place of nuts if your blender is not high-powered. My favorite addition to a smoothie is mango. Make it green with spinach, kale or nutrient-dense collard greens.


  • 1 cup almond milk or fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup raw slivered almonds
  • 1 ripe banana, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, frozen
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup ice cubes


Place milk, avocado, dates and almonds in the blender, followed by frozen fruit and ice.

Blend all together until smooth, adding a bit more liquid if necessary.