When it is Ramzan, looking up to a healthy regime gets quite important though. Because we are fasting for like ¾ of the day, our metabolism rate drops down. Unlike regular days, we need to measure the food we eat to provide the right amount of energy for our body. With this say, I won’t just discourage the unnecessary stuffing of our mouths with pakoras, chaat, and other flavorful items one after another (in iftaar) only, but also take account of what we have in sehri as well. If not done right, we usually get concerns like overeating, dizziness, weight gain, acidity, and alike. So, in today’s blog post, I have come up with a smoothie for suhoor/sehri. Banana & date smoothie as we call it. It isn’t much fancy, but a simple one.However, all ingredients are rich in the components that keep you full and energized through the day.
Note: According to me, there is not one defined way to make some smoothie. You just need to understand what kind of & how much nutrient it holds for you – that’s it. Pick your options and experiment (including an increase/decrease of quantities) with them occasionally. You are free to make adjustments as per your liking. All organic foods benefit in a unique way.
- 2 large frozen bananas
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
- 3-4 dates, pitted
- ½ tbsp cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- ½ cup oats
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp almond or peanut butter
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
Prep time – 5 mins
Cook time – 1 min
- Put all ingredients in a blender
For toppings, you can be as creative as you can or maybe skip it away.
P.S: I have used One Arab Vegan’s recipe and did it my way to some extent. Like instead of non-dairy milk, I used dairy milk and also didn’t include oats and vanilla protein powder. Rest is the same.