green smoothie with banana and dates

Green Smoothie Recipe

with dates and bananas

This green smoothie recipe is one of my top favorites. I make it at least once a week and the reason why I love it so much, is because it’s a simple, smooth, sweet and my toddler loves to drink it (scroll to the bottom for proof). Besides being kid approved, it’s packed with iron, fiber, and many vitamins! I typically make one of three kinds of green smoothies that are family favorites every morning. This smoothie is one of them. It’s so good my toddler calls it “ice cream”.

I remember when I first started eating dates and putting them into my smoothies. I accidently bought dates that weren’t pitted, therefore they still had the seed inside and added them to my smoothie without pitting them myself. Let’s just say that was a really bad idea. I had hard pieces of seed in my green smoothie and it was hard and unpleasant to drink. So, as heads up, buy pitted dates!… Or don’t forget to take the seed out yourself.

How to make a green smoothie:


green smoothie with dates

Tips to Consider

This smoothie calls for almond milk, but you can supplement it for other types of milk. 

For maximum benefit, I would stay away from mixing dairy products with spinach. Spinach has a a high source of Iron and diary has calcium. The calcium blocks your body’s absorption of iron.

You can also use different kinds of leafy greens such as kale or chard. Sometimes I use a mix of all three. It’s entirely up to you.

If you are not accustomed to eating or drinking leafy greens I would recommend putting less greens until you’re accustomed to a green smoothie. 

Dates are earths natural candy, so too many will make your green smoothie very sweet! You can always tweek the recipe and add as little to as much greens and dates as you prefer. A green smoothie recipe calls for the right ratios but your taste buds are ultimately the judge! 

I use a Vitamix blender, it fully blends all the ingredients, leaving your smoothie as it should be… smooth. Pro-tip: Invest in a good blender


green smoothie in glass cup

When you're trying to take photos of your smoothie and your toddler can't help himself...

kid licking green smoothie
kid drinking green smoothie

#Toddler Approved!

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