My big sister (and best friend) was the first to introduce me to a healthier lifestyle, many years ago. I always respected her self-discipline with her diet and visibly watched her become healthier and happier. However, like all lessons my big sister tries to teach me, I had to experience things for myself. It wasn’t until I felt so terribly awful that I decided to take control of my food intolerances to become healthier and happier, too. Even though it took me awhile to fully adopt my new lifestyle, I still enjoyed the healthy things that tasted delicious. As northern New Jersey natives (we don’t all fist pump, I swear!), she kicked off my first foray into a healthy and organic world through a little store called Organico. My sister and I love their Almond Date smoothie. So here is my simpler, dairy free version of this yummy smoothie.