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Playing Date and Banana Breakfast Smoothie

This date and banana power breakfast smoothie is inspired by the traditional Mexican beverage, Horchata. Horchata is made by soaking rice and adding flavorings. Instead, make a heartier, healthier version using rolled oats.

Ingredients

For the Horchata:
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken into tiny pieces
  • 4 cups water
  • Agave nectar, as needed (between 3 tablespoons and ¼ cup)
For the smoothie:
  • 1 cup lactose-free fat-free milk
  • 1 banana
  • 4 dates, pitted, plus 2 for garnish
  • 2 cups ice
  • Ground cinnamon, for topping

Yield

Serves: 2

Preparation

In a large pitcher, soak the oats, cinnamon and water for a minimum of 30 minutes. Blend the mixture (including the cinnamon) in a blender. Strain and sweeten with agave nectar, to taste.

Use 2 cups of Horchata for smoothie, you can refrigerate the rest and enjoy later. Combine 2 cups Horchata, lactose-free fat-free milk, banana, dates and ice in a blender and purée on high until smooth, about one minute.

Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon and garnish with a date. Best if served immediately. (Makes about 4 cups total.)