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Avocado and Date Smoothie

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We are finishing up our Cooking with Astrology “Scorpio” meal with a creamy, Avocado and Date Smoothie for breakfast. I searched and searched for a unique breakfast, and this one intrigued me the most. I will warn you, there are a lot of steps to this smoothie. I was not able to find blanched almonds, so I had to blanch them myself!

Avocado and Date Smoothie in a small glass sitting on a blue and green spiral placemat, with a plate of dates, avocado and almonds in the background

How to blanch almonds:

Boil water in a saucepan. Add the almonds and cook for one minute. Drain the almonds and dry with a towel. Squeeze the almonds out of their skins, carefully or they will shoot across the room, and you have blanched almonds…..

blanched almonds on a paper towel lined baking sheet

Pretty easy, right?

How to make an Avocado and Date Smoothie:

The next crazy step is cleaning the dates with orange water. Warning, it smells like industrial floor cleaner! I was too chicken to taste it…..it smells like industrial floor cleaner!

Wipe the dates with the orange flower water. Cut and remove the pits.

pitted dates on a cutting board

Let’s move on to the avocado. First you want to slice around the outside of the avocado with a knife…..

a pitted avocado on a cutting board with a blue knife and the pit

Then you want to “whack” the pit with your knife, and twist the pit to remove it. Next you are going to run a large spoon between the skin and the flesh of the avocado…..

avocado flesh scooped out with a spoon resting on a cutting board with the avocado pit, blue knife and other half in the background

and scoop it out. Super easy!

In a blender combine the dates, avocado, almonds, honey, and half of the milk. Puree until smooth.

avocado, milk and almonds in a blender

Pour through a strainer into a bowl, pressing with the back of a wooden spoon to extract as much liquid as possible.

strain the avocado and date smoothie through wire mesh until smooth

Stir in the remaining milk and 1 cup of cold water. Adjust sweetness by adding more honey if necessary.

blend the milk and honey into the avocado date smoothie

Serve chilled.

Recipes for this month’s Scorpio meal:

Moroccan Butternut Squash Soup

Chicken Tagine with Olives & Lemons

Moroccan Orange Cake

Enjoy!!

Avocado and Date Smoothie in a small glass sitting on a blue and green spiral placemat, with a plate of dates, avocado and almonds in the background

Avocado and Date Smoothie

Light and refreshing Avocado and Date Smoothie that is perfect for breakfast, a snack or post workout!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Moroccan
Keyword: date, avocado, honey, milk, smoothie, blend, recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 399kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 4 Medjoul dates
  • orange flower water
  • 1 large ripe avocado peeled and pitted
  • ½ cup blanched almonds
  • 1 quart milk I used coconut milk (box)
  • 1 Tablespoon honey

Instructions

  • Wipe the dates with the orange flower water. Cut and remove the pits.
  • In a blender combine the dates, avocado, almonds, honey, and half of the milk. Puree until smooth
  • Pour through a strainer into a bowl, pressing with the back of a wooden spoon to extract as much liquid as possible.
  • Stir in the remaining milk and 1 cup of cold water. Adjust sweetness by adding more honey if necessary.
  • Serve chilled.

Nutrition

Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 826mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 326mg | Iron: 1.1mg

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5 Comments

  1. Lisa, I cannot stop laughing over the second Ryan picture – you caught me so off guard I nearly choked on my coffee! Too HILARIOUS! 🙂 This is a completely unique take on a smoothie, I would never in a zillion years would have thought of this! Pinning and buffering! Have a happy Tuesday, my funny friend! xoxo

  2. I never would have thought to combine avocado and date in a smoothie – but it actually sounds eich to me! Pinned 🙂

  3. I adore avocados and wish I could afford to eat them every day. I just started to incorporate dates in my diet and am looking for recipes. What is the significance of the orange flower water?

  4. Hooray for Scorpios! =) I’ve actually never had an avocado smoothie, but I made some avocado pudding the other day and it ended up way tastier than I would have guessed. This looks like a fun combination!

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