This super-chocolaty smoothie is a tasty nondairy option. Dates offer richness and a caramel-like sweetness--naturally--while boosting fiber by about 2g. Creamy peanut butter (or almond butter) adds a boost of healthy fats to help you feel full.
3 pitted dates
3/4 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk (such as Almond Breeze)
1 cup ice
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup vanilla soy yogurt
1/2 banana, sliced and frozen
2 teaspoons natural peanut or almond butter
Dash of instant coffee or espresso granules (optional)
How to Make It
Place dates in a small bowl; cover with hot water. Let stand 3 minutes or until softened; drain.
Place milk and dates in a blender; blend 30 seconds or until pureed. Add ice and remaining ingredients; blend 30 seconds or until smooth.