Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

3 T. blanched almonds
1 cup water or apple juice
2 dates, pitted
2/3 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen, destemmed
1 banana, peeled, and broken into 2-inch pieces

In a blender, place the almonds, and process for 30 seconds to finely chop. Scrape down the sides of the blender container, add the water and dates, and process for 1 minute. Add the remaining ingredients and process an additional 1-2 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately

*Variation: substitute other fruit or berries in the recipe, as desired.

Yield: 2 Cups


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