3 cups (24 fluid ounces) unsweetened almond (or coconut) milk
1 pound Medjool dates, pitted
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (30 g) unsweetened cocoa powder (Dutch-processed is best, if possible)
14 ounces (5 to 6 bananas), sliced and frozen on a baking sheet in a single layer
Place the milk in your blender first, followed by the dates and cocoa powder. Blend until completely smooth. Add the frozen banana slices, and blend again until smooth.
Serve immediately. Store any leftover smoothies covered in the refrigerator. It may thin a bit but should stay relatively thick.
Originally published on the blog in 2013. Recipe proportions tweaked slightly, video and photos new, text modified.