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Banana-Coconut Jungle Smoothie

Any kid would go bananas for these creamy, chimp-inspired smoothies, sweetened naturally with dates. Be sure to use a coconut milk beverage (like one from So Delicious or Silk) found in the dairy case or alternative milk aisle.

Active time: 5 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes


  • 8 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 4 large ripe bananas
  • 3 cups unsweetened coconut milk beverage
  • 3 tablespoons almond butter
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish


  1. Place dates in a heatproof bowl; pour enough boiling water over dates so that they're completely covered. Allow dates to soften for 15 minutes; drain and coarsely chop.
  2. In a blender, add dates, bananas, coconut milk, almond butter, and cinnamon. Blend until completely smooth.
  3. Pour into 4 glasses, garnish with cinnamon, and serve.
Serves 4

Per serving: calories 390, fat 11 g, protein 3 g, carbohydrates 75 g, dietary fiber 9 g.

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