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Salted caramel smoothie with date caramel

Salted caramel smoothie

Sarah's Recipes
A sweet and salty smoothie made with salted date caramel that tastes like a caramel milkshake.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Date Caramel 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 440 kcal

Equipment

  • blender
  • food processor

Ingredients
  

Salted Date Caramel

  • 15 Medjool dates pitted, soaked
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 kettle hot water

Smoothie

  • 3 tbsp date caramel see above
  • 1 ripe banana medium size
  • 1 cup milk of choice I use 2% dairy
  • 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower optional
  • pinch salt optional

Instructions
 

Salted Date Caramel

  • Cover dates in hot water and soak for 1 hour.
  • Drain most of the water, leaving approximately 2 tbsp of the date water remaining. Add all the soaked dates and date water to a food processor.
  • Add maple syrup and salt to the food processor.
  • Blitz in your food processor until fully combined and creamy. This will take some patience and wall-scraping. Add more water periodically to thin the mixture to desired consistency. Note: My food processer is low-powered and this part took about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the date caramel to an airtight container. Sprinkle salt on top. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Enjoy on toast, as a dip for apples, on top of your favourite ice cream, or in the salted caramel smoothie recipe below!

Salted Caramel Smoothie

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

To reduce the calories, you can omit or reduce the maple syrup in the date caramel and/or use only 2 tbsp of the date caramel or 1/2 tbsp of peanut butter in the smoothie. 
This is a fluid smoothie. For a thicker smoothie, use frozen banana and reduce the amount of milk. 
Keyword Caramel, dates, healthy, nutritious, Smoothie, sweet & salty