Banana Date Smoothie

Hello everyone! Bluesfest 2015 is well underway and I couldn't be more excited for the acts to come. I love being in the sun, running into friends, getting to see acts that I've loved for years and new acts that surprise me!

If you're overwhelmed with the lineup, check out my favourite videos from featured artists in GLORIOUS YouTube playlist form..

This year's theme is On With the Show and for a lot of us, this could be a daily mantra! Mornings are usually a rush and, let's face it, having a pass for summer festivals can mean not having a lot of time for a snack before heading out in the evening for live music.

This recipe for my Banana Smoothie is really inexpensive and deliciously satisfying, high in fibre and really energizing. It's totally customizable with whatever toppings you could have on hand and all you need is a blender. This is a go-to snack for me.

The Arial Shot.
The Arial Shot.
Assemble in blender. Fancy blender or not.
Assemble in blender. Fancy blender or not.
Mid Blend.
Mid Blend.
Oooh.. backlit.
Oooh.. backlit.

Banana Date Smoothie
serves 2

2 frozen bananas
3/4 tsp cinnamon
4 pitted dates (medjool or baking dates)
1 cup milk of choice

Optional: 4 cubes of ice protein powder

Topping: 1 tbsp of one or a combo of the following: coco nibs (pictured), toasted coconut, chopped nuts

Throw it all in a blender and blend on high until smooth! This takes about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Top with your choice of something crunch and delicious.