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Date smoothie

Here’s a recipe for a super easy smoothie that can be used as an easy breakfast or a high protein and energy snack option after a workout.


2-3 dates, pitted

1 small banana, peeled and chopped (option to be frozen for a creamier texture)

1 Tbsp. peanut butter (no added sugar & salt) – you can actually use any nut butter of your choice here like almond or cashew!

150 ml low fat milk

100 ml low fat plain yoghurt

Ice cubes

1 scoop (30g) protein powder (optional- I would suggest vanilla or chocolate flavor so the flavor of the smoothie doesn’t change too much)


Place the above ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until smooth.

To serve, pour into a glass or into a shaker if you are on-the-go.

Easy peasy!

Image credit: Girl on the Range

Sumaiya Essa

Sumaiya Essa RD (SA), completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics at the University of Kwazulu Natal in Pietermaritzburg. Having always believed that “you are what you eat” and chose this career in nutrition and dietetics to educate, inspire and encourage people to make the right food choices. As the great Hippocrates once said, “Let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food”. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on this blog are entirely my own. This website is for informational purposes and please be aware that any information contained within this website should not be considered as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not replace physical treatment with a medical professional.