Recipes and Cooking Almond-Date Smoothie 3.2 (27) Add your rating & review Start your morning off right with this easy breakfast smoothie. Dates, almond milk, and a banana help make up this hearty smoothie. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on January 27, 2017 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 10 mins Servings: 2 Yield: 3 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ½ cup unsweetened almond milk ½ cup medjool dates, pitted 1 small banana 2 tablespoon almond butter 1 tablespoon honey (optional) 1 cup ice cubes Directions In a medium bowl combine the almond milk and dates; cover and chill overnight. (Or place dates in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water; let stand 10 minutes. Drain and cool slightly.) In a blender combine milk, dates, banana, almond butter, and if desired, honey. Cover and blend 30 seconds or until smooth. Add ice and blend until smooth. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 429 Calories 12g Fat 85g Carbs 6g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 2 Calories 429 % Daily Value * Total Fat 12g 15% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Sodium 173mg 8% Total Carbohydrate 85g 31% Total Sugars 70g Protein 6g Vitamin C 3.4mg 17% Calcium 344mg 26% Iron 2.1mg 12% Potassium 1071mg 23% Folate, total 30.8mcg Vitamin B-6 0.4mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.