Favorite Raw Till 4 Recipe: Banana Date Smoothie
One of the things I love about Raw Till 4 is the simplicity of eating. Yes, you have to eat a lot of calories, and it can be a challenge to eat all you should each day. It’s a challenge physically, to cram that much food into your stomach. And, it’s a challenge mentally, as it goes against everything you’ve done in the past, in terms of restricting calories to lose weight. So here another raw till 4 recipe that is cheap, high in calories, quick and easy to make, and tastes amazingly sweet.
The easiest way to get enough calories on the Raw Till 4 diet plan is to eat alot of bananas and dates. And the easiest way to eat bananas and dates is to blend them with ice and water to make a delicious banana milkshake.
At it’s most basic, all you need is 7 bananas, 4 dates, enough water to make it drinkable, and some optional ice to make it cold, and easier to enjoy. Mix all that in a high powered blender, I use a Vitamix 5200 with 64 oz jar, and bam, you have a 1000 calorie raw till 4 approved meal in less than 2 minutes!
I’m a big believer in getting your greens into as many meals as possible, so I also would throw in 2 cups of organic baby spinach to this smoothie. It only adds 14 calories to the meal, but adds lots of rawsome vitamins, and even 2 grams of protein.
There you have it, a 1000 calorie meal that costs about $2.00, takes less than 2 minutes to prepare, and tastes GREAT! Now, you have no excuses when it comes to getting enough calories following the Raw Till 4 program.
Here’s a handy recipe card for my favorite banana date spinach milkshake.