A thick and creamy shake that is packed with goodness!
How to make:
1) Soak the chopped dates in a few tablespoons of boiling water and allow them to soften for a few minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
2) Chop the banana into a few chunks and pop into a blender or food processor. I always use my amazing Kenwood Food Processor, it comes with a jug attachment!
3) Add the remaining ingredients, including the soaked dates, and blend thoroughly before serving.
Adapt it: This smoothie has a slightly coarse texture because of the seeds and dates. If you prefer to have a smooth shake then replace the pumpkin seeds with peanut or almond butter and soak the dates for a little longer before adding them.
Top tip: For a rich chocolate taste, try using raw Dutch cocoa. You can buy it at some supermarkets, health stores and speciality food stores.