Frozen banana & Date Smoothie Bowl

 

     Smoothies are a great way to blend your favourite fruits and ingredients together to create a quick, easy and healthy breakfast, dessert or snack on the go. 
Dates are a small yet a powerful fruit that are packed with minerals, vitamin B1, 2, 3, 5, C and D and are a natural source of good sugar and fibre. No wonder breaking the Ramadan fast starts with a couple of dates. 

     Bananas are an excellent source of energy and fibre, and when frozen lend smoothies a luxurious creamy texture that mimics the smoothest ice-cream. 

     Using frozen bananas is a perfect solution to enjoy a luxurious, guilt free, dairy free and low calorie ice cream alternative. 

 

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Ingredients: 

Servings: 2

  • 2 large banana, frozen 
  • 5 dates 
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds 
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 
  • 1 tablespoon hazelnuts, dry-roasted 

 

Method: 

* Freeze the banana by peeling it and wrapping it in plastic wrap then store in the freezer. 

* Chop the frozen banana and place it along with the deseeded dates, cinnamon, toasted sesame seeds and the nutmeg in a powerful blender. 

* Blend until the consistency is that of ice- cream. 

* Place the hazelnuts into a mortar and crush. 

* Scoop the frozen smoothie into a bowl and top with the crushed hazelnuts. 

 

Tips: 

* A powerful blender is required for a frozen smoothie bowl. 

* Whenever your bananas are at the stage where they are too ripe to eat fresh, freeze them peeled. 

* Blend frozen bananas with other frozen fruits for alternative flavors, such as strawberries, blueberries or mangos and decorate with chopped fresh fruits. 

 

Per Serving: 220 Calories; 6g Fat (20.8% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 45g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 4mg Sodium.