Dry Fruit Banana Smoothie Recipe

Dry Fruit Banana Smoothie

Dry Fruit Banana Smoothie

Dry Fruit Banana Smoothie is a creamy healthy drink loaded with healthy nuts to give an energy boost. It is prepared with a perfect blend of dried fruits, banana, and milk making it a great gluten-free energy booster.

In India flavoured milks are quite popular all year round and different varieties are prepared depending on the region and weather. I remember growing up, if I was not in a mood to eat especially during the scorching heat in the summers, my mother would often make a milkshake for me. It was a perfect summer cooler, healthy, filling and nutritious. This Dry Fruit Banana Smoothie is my new favourite drink! It is a healthy drink full of nutrients.

Other recipes you might like to try are Mumbai Style Dry Fruit Milkshake, Healthy Sugar free Strawberry Smoothie, Kadhai Milk/Masala Milk, Thandai, Mango Shake, Mango Lassi and Mango Falooda.


1 deseeded date
2 dried figs
6 unsalted cashew nuts
2 unsalted walnuts
5 unsalted almonds
6-7 unsalted pistachios
1 banana
1½ cups milk
2 tablespoons honey (optional)

For Garnishing
½ teaspoon finely chopped unsalted almonds
½ teaspoon finely chopped unsalted pistachios



Soak the date, figs, cashew nuts, walnuts, almonds, pistachios in ½ cup of lukewarm water for about an hour.

After half an hour, strain the dry fruits.


Add banana, strained dry fruits, milk and honey in a blender. Blend for a minute or two until well combined.

Pour the smoothie into a chilled glass to serve and top it with some with some chopped almond and pistachios.

Tips & Variations

  1. I have not peeled the almonds as it adds fiber to the smoothie, however if you wish you can use peeled almonds.
  2. You can use any milk for this recipe like almond milk, soy milk or oats milk.
  3. I prefer to use cold milk and sometimes add a couple of ice cubes while blending.
  4. Always soak the nuts for about an hour in lukewarm water so that it is easy to grind the nuts.
  5. Use good quality dates for the best flavour. I would suggest pitted dates for this recipe as they are easier to chop, and it will save you some time as you won’t have to deseed them before blending.
  6. It is best not to use figs that are too dry and chewy because you may have some trouble blending them even after soaking.
  7. You can add other nuts like raisins, pine nuts, hazelnuts or macadamia nuts.
  8. You can also flavour the smoothie with ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon or 1 to 2 pinches of nutmeg or ¼ teaspoon of rose or kewra water.
  9. Use ripe banana for this smoothie.
  10. Instead of honey, you can add castor sugar or brown sugar.