Here in SoCal we have these wonderer things called Date Shakes. Oh, how they lift my spirits after a day of hiking. They’re like a diabetic coma waiting to happen but they’re so good. I decided that I needed to try making a “healthier” version at home and now that date season appears to be upon us, it’s the perfect time. Plus, I figured if I could get the basics down now it will only make my summer all that much sweeter.
So, let’s get out the blender and get to it!
1/2 c dates
1/2 c vanilla yogurt, low sugar
3/4 c ice
Milk, almond milk, or coconut milk
Ice cream or frozen yogurt, only if you really want to go there. Haha!
Add the dates, yogurt, and ice to the blender. Add a splash of milk (your choice). You’ll need to keep adding a little at a time until you reach the consistency that works for you. If you want it to be a little sweeter then you could add some honey. I personally found it to be sweet enough without it. Dates have a lot of natural sugar already and even with a vanilla yogurt that didn’t contain a ton of sugar it was still sweet. But, use your personal taste as a guide.
Have a wonderful weekend guys!