Vanilla Smoothie

This vanilla smoothie packs in the protein without any added powders. This healthy recipe is simple to make and contains minimal whole-food ingredients. The whole family will love it for breakfast or a midday treat!






Health Benefit:

Dairy products like milk and yogurt are great sources of calcium for strong and healthy bones. Bananas and dates are naturally sweet and contain fiber for gut health. Nuts provide healthy fats that help keep you fuller for longer.





  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 2 TBSP nut or seed butter
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into one-inch coins
  • 2 pitted dates 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

You can substitute/add any of the ingredients for some of your favorites. You can use any type of nut or seed butter, or omit completely. You can also use a plant-based or dairy milk. Add cocoa powder to make a chocolate smoothie. Add more ice or more liquid depending on your consistency preference. 

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Add two cups of ice to a blender

Step 2

Next, add frozen banana, nut butter, dates, and vanilla extract

Step 3

Finally, pour in milk of choice

Step 4

Blend until smooth; Add more liquid if needed

Step 5

Portion into cups; Enjoy!