This Salted Caramel Smoothie combines banana, medjool dates, peanut butter, ground flaxseed and salt. Blend these ingredients up with some plant-based milk and you have a deliciously sweet smoothie that tastes like salted caramel.
Salted Caramel Smoothie Ingredients
Medjool Dates: This particular variety of date adds a sweet and subtle caramel-like taste to this smoothie. As an added bonus, they are also rich in fibre, antioxidants and potassium. They are larger in size compared with other varieties of dates, so I recommend chopping them into smaller pieces so they blend easier.
Banana: You can use fresh or frozen bananas depending on the season, either will work just fine.
Peanut Butter: Any peanut butter will work just fine. However, I personally love Mayver’s Peanut Butter. It’s made in Australia from nothing but roasted peanuts and a pinch of salt.
Plant-Based Milk: Any plant-based milk will work, I recommend any from the Pure Harvest range.
Protein Powder: The ground flaxseed in this smoothie adds some extra plant-based protein and healthy fats. You could also add a vegan protein powder to this smoothie to make it a bit more hearty (particularly if you’re consuming this as a meal or post-workout). I use a flavourless protein powder from Amazonia in my smoothies for a little extra protein.
Prepping and Storing
If you don’t have a lot of time during the week, this smoothie is super simple to create for breakfast or a snack. If you’re more into meal prepping on the weekend, you could make a batch and freeze it into smoothie cubes. This makes it even easier to whip up during the week.
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Salted Caramel Smoothie
- 2 banana
- 4 Medjool dates
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup plant-based milk
- Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until smooth.
- Serve as desired!