MMM Day 7: Maple Date Smoothie

I drove home to Wisconsin today to – guess what – help make syrup. The trees weren’t running today so there’s no sap to pick up, but hopefully after a good freeze tonight we’ll have plenty of sap tomorrow. With any luck, we’ll be able to do some cooking tomorrow evening!

If you don’t know how sap becomes syrup, I think this song by Pete Seeger sums up the process pretty well, especially the important detail that you need warm days and freezing nights (more on that tomorrow!).

In anticipation of tomorrow’s work, I think an energy drink might be in order. And what better fuel than maple syrup?

Maple Date Smoothie
1 small banana
small handful walnuts
3 or 4 whole dates (no pits!)
1 – 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
1/8 c. yogurt
1/4 c. milk

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!

Maple Date Smoothie


4 responses to “MMM Day 7: Maple Date Smoothie

  1. I’ve been craving shakes. Have a great time at home maple-ing away!!!

  2. Don’t laugh, but the thought of making syrup sounds really fun. (I’m sure it’s labor intensive, but so worth the effort.)

    • Rufus – it is really fun! It involves some work, but there’s a fair amount of joking around, eating peanuts and kicking back a few beers that goes into the process as well. 🙂

  3. Pingback: Maple Syrup A-Go-Go and Recipe Roundup | The Heavy Table - Minneapolis-St. Paul and Upper Midwest Food Magazine and Blog

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