Gluten Free Banana Almond Date Smoothie

Gluten Free Banana Almond Date Smoothie

I am pretty sure if Gwyneth lived closer to me we would be best friends. We have a lot in common. In fact, we’re basically the same person. She has two kids, I have two kids.  She has a rock star husband, I have a husband who I think is a rock star. She’s given up gluten and looks and feels great. I have given up gluten and feel pretty good. Her blog is called Goop, I said “goop” three times just this morning: “Please wipe that goop off your face before you go to school,” “Can you please wipe up that goop?” and “What the heck was that goop I just stepped in?”


So Gwynnie (her close friends call her that, as do I) has a friend named Cleo.  And this Cleo has a smoothie that is featured in Gwynnie’s latest cook book, you may have heard of it. It’s All Good?  True, I have slightly ripped Cleo’s smoothie off, but … well, I’ve made it a lot better. I’ve added chia, cinnamon and protein powder, which makes it a serious contender for breakfast for my kids who often wake up not wanting to eat. Cleo likes hers as an afternoon pick me up, which could also be nice.

Sorry Cleo, but if Gwynnie had seen my recipe first, I think I would have made the cut – but whatevs.

Gluten Free Banana Almond Date Smoothie


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon ground chia
  • ½  teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups cold unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop of your choice of protein powder. I use a chocolate whey protein powder. *Optional


Throw everything in a blender and whizz it up. Drink immediately.

If you have frozen bananas that’s always nice, but if not, throw in an ice cube, or don't, it will be cold enough with cold almond milk.

Makes 3 small servings or 2 full servings.



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  1. Mitch
    April 26, 13:44 Reply

    Sounds delicious. Smoothies are great, our 20 month old has them regularly for breakfast… loves his “moovie”. We will definitely try out this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Annette
    April 27, 11:54 Reply

    If I can’t use almond (or soy) milk, what would you use to substitute?

  3. Heidi Pyper
    April 27, 14:38 Reply

    HI Annette,

    Can you drink rice milk or regular milk? Either would work.

    Thanks for reading!


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