Such a delicious breakfast treat for a hot morning …. or for lunch on any given day for my littlest miss and mister!
It packs quite a few calories but it will keep you full for the whole morning because of the protein and fibre.
You will need a good high powered blender/processor for this recipe. I’ve made it in my Nutribullet and Bellini and both work well.
- 500ml cold milk of choice (my favourite is unsweetened almond milk)
- 1 large frozen banana
- 2 medjool dates, pitted
- 4 tbsp rolled oats
- 2 heaped tsp sunflower seed butter (here)
- good pinch of pink Himalayan salt
- 8 ice blocks
- OPTIONAL – 1 tsp maple syrup (I tend to leave this out for me)
Place the oats on the processor and blitz until fine (Speed 9, 8 seconds)
Place the banana, syrup (if using), salt, seed butter and about 25mls of milk in the processor/blender and pulse a few times.
Scrape down the sides. Then while the processor is running, add in the dates one at a time. Process for a further 20 seconds (Speed 4 during the addition then up to 7 for 10 seconds).
Add in the rest of the milk and the ice blocks (through the chute whilst running) and process until well combined and fairly smooth. (Speed 6)
If you’re using a bullet style blender, use half of the ingredients in each of 2 large cups.
*I’ve recently been using cow’s milk as my husband’s taste preference. I use 1/4 full cream milk and 3/4 cold water.