Walnut-Date-Cinnamon Smoothie
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Walnut-Date-Cinnamon Smoothie

Submitted by: Solimar Pepler

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 5 Minutes

Servings: 2

This is a recipe from famed chef Aida Mollenkamp. These are very filling and so satisfying. I LOVE making these for the family. So delicious! Enjoy :) **Please note that the serving information for the proteins, fats, and carbs is based on 1 serving of the smoothie.

Ingredients

    1 c. walnuts

    1 c. Greek yogurt

    3/4 c. date

    1 tsp. vanilla extract

    1/4 tsp. cinnamon

    1 c. ice

    4 oz. walnuts

    3 c. water

    1 tbsp. honey, raw

    1 tsp. vanilla extract

    1 pinch sea salt

Directions

SMOOTHIE: -Combine FIRST FIVE ingredients listed above in the carafe of a blender and blend on high until the dates are broken up and the mixture very smooth, at least 1 minute. -Add the 1 cup of ice and blend briefly on high until ice is just broken up. Pour into chilled glasses and serve immediately.

WALNUT MILK: (This makes 4 cups!) -Place 4 oz of walnuts in a bowl and cover with water. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside at room temperature to soak at least 1 hour to 12 hours (this helps make them blend smoother). -Drain walnuts and rinse thoroughly. -Combine the walnuts, 3 cups water, honey, vanilla, and salt in the carafe of a blender then blend on low until very smooth, at least 2 minutes. -Serve as is, or if you desire a smoother milk, pour through cheesecloth or a coffee filter to strain. (Will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator.)