Caramel like dates are blended with almond milk, cinnamon and sweet bananas to create a delicious, modern milkshake. The perfect healthy breakfast for someone on-the-go. Filled with lasting energy.
Take a Middle Eastern staple, the date, blend it with almond milk, throw in a banana and recreate the milkshake. Dates are a snack food celebrated in many cultures for their unrivaled ability to sustain energy levels over long periods of time. By incorporating dates in an unexpected way, it changes their often singular use - reimaging staple foods to something more exciting. For me, I’m all about finding a few simple ingredients that can add nutrition and a delicious take on a traditional meal, provoking the norm.
The milkshake: so creamy yet so full of sugar often causing stomachaches and energy crashes. Switch up the standard milkshake recipe and add dates for natural sweetness. Dates have a rich caramel like flavor that blends seamlessly with the creamy almond milk base. Taking this shake even further, add bananas and cinnamon for a luscious breakfast that has all but the stomach pains. This shake is a breeze – quick enough to make on the fly and will keep you filled with lasting energy, all thanks to a few dates.
Prep Time: 3 minutes | Cook Time: 3 minutes
Ingredients for the Date Shake:
- 1 cup almond milk
- 3 pitted medjool dates
- small handful of almonds
- 1 small ripe banana
- 3/4 cups of ice
- 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon honey
Simply place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until frothy and creamy! Make sure the dates are pitted before added to the blender. Add a little more honey if you prefer it on the sweeter side. Enjoy!
I hope you guys love this recipe as much as I have over the past 4 years! I first tried a similar drink in Italy and completely fell in love. It’s so creamy and delicious, yet healthy and light. Would love to hear how you incorporate dates into your everyday meals, savory or sweet – comment below and be sure to tag #8thandlake on instagram so I can see all your beautiful creations!
~ If anyones wondering some pictures were taken from a trip to Copenhagen last summer ~