I love watching Freelee the banana girl on YouTube. She’s a vegan who eats so much fruit and veg you wonder why she isn’t obese – but the vegan lifestyle she sticks to means she can eat as much as she likes as she is fuelling her body with heathy plant food. You can read more about that on her website: The Banana Girl.
Although I’m not vegan, or even vegetarian, her lifestyle both intrigues and inspires me to eat well and exercise. One of the things she often makes in her vlogs is something she refers to as datorade. It’s basically a blend of dates and water – she often adds other things into it, such as vanilla essence or cocoa powder.
Chocolate Datorade Recipe
When I got some dark chocolate cocoa powder by Dr Oekter in my October Degustabox, I new I wanted to make something healthy to fuel me while training for my next 10k run. I decided to make my own version of Datorade.
- 7 date with the stone removed
- 2 bananas
- 12 raspberries
- 2 teaspoons of dark cocoa powder
- about 250ml water
I blended all the ingredients together – you can use milk or coconut water if you wish and add more if you don’t like your smoothies to be as thick.
After I had got the consistency I like, I poured it into a glass and added some raspberries as a bit of decoration.
It was delicious and isn’t too sweet that it feels naughty! It’s a great way to get some fruit and fibre into your diet!