1 cup juice (or juices, pick your flavor)
1/2 to 1 banana, very ripe (more than just a few brown speckles) (frozen is optional)
7 dessert or 4 medjhool dates, without pits.
Everything else is optional (flavor enhancers, nutrition enhancers)
Use fresh dates because they are softer and easier to blend.
If you must use old dates, pre-soften them first by slicing them twice and steaming them in a little water.
Blend liquid and dates first, then add all other ingredients and blend.
Blend first at a low speed to break anything hard or frozen, then at a higher speed till smooth.
Yeilds 1 3/4 cups smoothy. Serves 1 or 2.
This is a good tasting high-calorie and easily digestable breakfast drink.
When I was in Southern California, or Georgia, my favorite juices were fresh apple and peach, mixed half and half.
The original vegan smoothy (before smoothies became popular in the early 1970s) had just 3 ingredients: dates, banana, juice.
After smoothies became popular in the USA, commercial establishments started adding all kinds stuff to them, including dairy. If you like your smoothies vegan, make them yourself or find a commercial place that is willing to make them to order.