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  • Sep 14th 2015
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We recently gave away a Magnetic Drive Blender to the KitchenAid fan who could create the best smoothie recipe. The lucky winner was Rekha K Mangalore, a doctor from Melbourne, with her Salted Caramel Smoothie. We were impressed with how sweet and delicious this healthy smoothie tasted.

When do you like to enjoy this smoothie?

I love this smoothie anytime I feel like dessert but usually post gym; that's why I add the salt.

How did you come up with this ingredient combination?

I initially started making this smoothie with banana and brown sugar. I wanted to make it a little healthier so I improvised and replaced the sugar with dates.

Rekha - KitchenAid Smoothie competition winner

What are you looking forward to most about receiving the KitchenAid Magnetic Drive Blender?

I currently own a very old blender which I brought with me from India years ago when I moved. I love the KitchenAid brand. I own a KitchenAid Food Processor and I’ve never been disappointed. I have always wanted a high power blender and was thrilled when I saw this one!

I look forward to making more different smoothies and nut butters. I also want to try and make a cashew mayonnaise too.

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • 4 medjool dates
  • 1 banana
  • 1½ - 2 tsp of cacao-maca powder mix
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1½ teaspoons chia seeds

Method

  1. Add all ingredients into the Magnetic Drive Blender and choose the Icy Drinks/Smoothies setting.
  2. The Icy Drink/Smoothie setting will power through ice and blend fruit at the same time to create a super-smooth texture.

Rekha’s Tips

  • Regular cow’s milk tastes just as good
  • If it’s too sweet you can reduce the number of dates
  • Freezing the banana makes it wonderfully thick and creamy
  • If you are feeling indulgent add some cacao nibs

Learn more about the Magnetic Drive Blender.