Banana and Date Smoothie

One night, when home alone (Jóhannes was on a business trip in Portugal) I looked into my fridge and there was nothing in it apart from soy yoghurt and nail polish. I knew I had some overripe bananas lying around as well so that only meant one thing, banana smoothie (without the nail polish obviously)! I decided to add some dates as well to make it extra filling since I wasn't bothered to cook a dinner just for myself. The smoothie was wonderful and ever since this night I often make it for my family.

You will need a food processor or a blender to make this smoothie.

Smoothie packed with fibre, protein and potassium

This recipe is:

  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose (dairy) free
  • Nut free
  • Vegan

Banana and Date Smoothie

Serves 2 people


  • 350 millilitres (11½ fluid oz) soy yoghurt (you can also use regular yoghurt)
  • 10 dates, chopped coarsely
  • 2 large bananas, very ripe
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (from a health food store)


  1. Chop the 10 dates and place them in a small bowl and cover with warm water for 20 minutes.
  2. Drain the dates and place in a blender or food processor.
  3. Add the 2 bananas, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 350 millilitres soy yoghurt.
  4. Blend for 15 seconds or until completely smooth.
  5. Serve immediately.


  • For a thinner smoothie add a little soy milk (or any other milk you prefer).
  • You can use maple syrup instead of the agave nectar.