I have been knocked out by a nasty virus for over a week. It turned out to be a great kick off to a spring diet. Not one I would recommend though. I have slept more than I have been awake and lost my appetite and sense of taste. So – now that I am finally recovering, I have pulled out my juicer and my blender from the cupboard and I am juicing and blending my way to more energy. I find a lot of inspiration in this beauty of a book and this is my new favorite way to start the day.
- 3/4 cup / 180 ml almonds
- 2 cups / 5 dl water
- 4 medjool dates
- 1/4 vanilla bean or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 banana for added texture and nutritional value, optional
- Split the vanilla bean, remove the seeds and chop 1/4 of the pod. Store the rest in an airtight container for tomorrow’s smoothie.
- Put all ingredients in a blender and let it whip. It will take a couple of minutes to get a smooth texture.
- Serve over ice.
Yields 3 large servings