Dates are a mainstay of the fasting and feasting traditions of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Dates have a texture similar to jam and a sweetness that will make your jaw drop. Imagine them as plump prunes scented like toffee. You may prepare nutritious and tasty beverages by combining them with other fruits, milk, yoghurt, and nuts. Make dates, smoothies and drinks this Ramadan to maximise their benefits.
There is no denying the significance of dates during the holy month of Ramadan. This nutritious fruit has several purposes throughout Ramadan, from being eaten at sunrise to prepare for the day's fast to being used in a variety of recipes during iftar. While filled dates and date-based desserts are common, dates may also be used in various healthy smoothie and shake recipes. These drinks are not only delectable but also provide an immediate burst of energy. Let's check out seven different date smoothies recipes.
Banana dates smoothie
To make this, all you need are some ripe bananas, unsweetened peanut butter, dates and milk of your choice. Churn all the ingredients in a blender and keep the desired consistency. Add ice or use frozen bananas and cold milk to chill it.
Dates go spinach green smoothie
You may sweeten your green smoothie with dates and use blanched baby spinach as the base. Blend date and spinach with mango, avocado, and your favourite nut butter; the resulting smoothie won't taste like vegetables. When mixed with rolled oats, the resulting smoothie has the viscosity of a thick and creamy milkshake.
Green smoothie, Image Source: Pexels
Almond butter date smoothie
Those who don't like the taste of peanuts or have an allergy can use almond butter to make a creamy beverage. This yum dates smoothie or milkshake for Ramadan can be your go to drink during non-fasting days. Use almond milk, Medjool dates, and almond butter to blend well in a juicer. Add some flax seeds for nutrition and a nuttier taste. Serve it chilled.
Coffee date smoothie
Yet another unique smoothie recipe with dates for the festive season. Blend your favourite coffee with almond milk and bananas for a delicious smoothie. Dates lend natural sweetness, while oats and chia seeds provide a thickening agent. Add ice cubes to this recipe to make a refreshingly cool beverage.
Date by chocolate smoothie
A chocolaty date smoothie, Image Source: simmertoslimmer.com
Pick soft dates of your choice, molten dark chocolate, almond butter and dairy or vegan milk. Chop the dates into small pieces and discard the seeds. Pour all the ingredients into a blender and churn till they turn into a smooth and lumps-free beverage. This will be a favourite of kids.
Apple dates oats
Get the goodness of all these incredibly healthy ingredients. Soak 1 tablespoon of rolled oats overnight in coconut milk. Chop one apple into bite-size pieces. Use deseeded dates of your choice and chop them into fine pieces. In a high-speed blender, transfer the dates and apple to a puree to make the shake. Add milk if required. Add the soaked oats, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon powder and some ice cubes. Churn them well, pour the smoothie into a glass and serve chilled.
Date yoghurt smoothie
Take inspiration from the Persian shake called majoon, which means "a mix of items." You will surely love this decadent date smoothie and include in Ramadan iftar spread. To make this smoothie, blend ripe bananas, dates, almond milk, yoghurt and almond butter. Add vanilla essence and cinnamon powder to give it a distinct aroma.
This Ramadan let your health have a date with dates smoothies and enjoy the festivities with the goodness of these tiny powerhouses of nutrition.