Banana Walnut Chocolate Date Shake
Updated: Feb 17
Need a Date...Shake? This recipe came to life when one of my favorite local eateries @roam_burgers added a Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Milkshake to their menu. I wanted one so badly. It was literally the first thing that came to mind after my 5-mile walk but I knew the after effect would be a potential tummy ache and subsequent sugar crash, losing all the benefits of my hard-earned miles.
Instead, I got to work on this dairy-free, refined sugar-free version that will knock your socks off and lead your cravings in a happy, guilt-free direction. With just a short list of whole food ingredients, including:
And the nutritional benefits include a healthy dose of:
vitamins & minerals
All that in a delicious drink. And it's so simple...
Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Date Shake
12 sweet walnut milk ice cubes*
1 cup coconut milk (for thicker consistency use full fat, for low-fat use light)
6 Medjool dates, pitted and soaked if not moist
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon (can use more if desired)
dash sea salt
2 TB raw cacao nibs (some reserved for garnish)
1) starting with ice cubes, add all ingredients except cacao nibs to a high-speed blender and blend until combined. Taste and adjust flavors as desired.
2) Add cacao nibs (reserve some for garnish) and pulse until they are broken up but still "chips."
3) Pour into glasses, top with extra cacao nibs, and enjoy!
*if you don't have sweet walnut milk prepared in advance, simply soak 1/2 cup walnuts in hot water for about 20 minutes and add to blender along with 12 ice cubes. You may need to add more dates and vanilla for extra sweetness.
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