4-Ingredient Healthy Date Shake (Vegan + GF)

This healthy date shake is made with frozen bananas instead of ice cream and requires only four simple ingredients. It’s dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan. 

This healthy date shake is made with frozen bananas instead of ice cream and requires only four simple ingredients. It's dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan.

Date shakes are a well-known Palm Beach dessert. While I’ve never been to Palm Springs to experience a real date shake I heard about their deliciousness from friends while at the Date Summit last year. Dates blended into a milkshake sounds like absolute perfection so I knew right away that I needed to recreate the date shake at home.

To make it a tad bit healthier I decided to use banana ice cream instead of vanilla ice cream. This is an easy swap because frozen bananas work like a charm at creating a cold, creamy, milkshake-like consistency. They also add a little extra sweetness to the shake.

This healthy date shake is made with frozen bananas instead of ice cream and requires only four simple ingredients. It's dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan.

The remaining ingredients are quite simple — dates, almondmilk and ice. I used Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk, which is my favorite variety, especially for sweet applications like smoothies and shakes.

As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, EBF is teaming up with Almond Breeze for their Serve Up Your Best campaign. As part of the campaign, the brand is sponsoring the Team USA Volleyball athletes.

When I think of volleyball my mind immediately goes to beach volleyball and I honestly can’t think of anything better than a healthy date shake to sip while sitting on the beach watching a volleyball game. Heck, it would even be a good option if you’re playing!

This healthy date shake is made with frozen bananas instead of ice cream and requires only four simple ingredients. It's dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan.

I made these shakes on a day Maria was over and we both downed them in like 2.5 seconds. We were in the middle of cooking and shooting recipes, it was crazy hot outside and these shakes were the perfect cooling treat.

This healthy date shake is made with frozen bananas instead of ice cream and requires only four simple ingredients. It's dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan.

Of course this date shake is ideal for dessert, but considering it’s made with fresh fruit and almond milk I don’t see why you couldn’t have it for breakfast or a snack — especially if you’re headed to a workout. It’s full of energy and carbs to power you through!

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4-Ingredient Healthy Date Shake


Description

A thick and creamy date shake made with frozen bananas instead of ice cream. It’s dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan.


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Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Place dates and 1/2 cup almond milk into a high powered blender and blend until dates have broken down into small tid-bits. Add frozen banana chunks, remaining almond milk and ice cubes into blender and blend until smooth. Add additional almond milk if the shake seems too thick. Pour into glasses and enjoy

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 shake
  • Calories: 256 |
  • Sugar: 47g |
  • Fat: 1g |
  • Carbohydrates: 65g |
  • Fiber: 7g |
  • Protein: 3g

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk

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  1. I make this delicious shake at home. the taste was great. After 7 days continue to use I saw my skin glow and I gain weight 0.5 Kgs. I will recommend to those who have anemia or lack of irons problem.

  2. 47 grams of sugar is all the sugar you need in a day. If you were bringing the sugar down to 15-20, what would you change?

    • You can’t.
      Banana and dates are naturally high in sugar.

      You can dilute it more by adding more ice/almond milk but that kind of defeats the purpose of drinking date shake which is to enjoy a naturally sweet treat.

  3. I also dd greek yogurt to mine for the pro-biotics or sometimes a little cinamon spice, just to switch it up a bit !!

  4. I remember when I lived in Arizona my husband and I would always stop in Dateland on our to San Diego for a date shake, they were so good! This shake looks so good, healthier and I don’t have to go on a road trip to have one!

  5. I came across this golden nugget of information and thought you might find it useful/interesting.
    Or maybe you already know about this…either way, here it is:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21280989

    …a prospective study was carried out on 69 women who consumed six date fruits per day for 4 weeks prior to their estimated date of delivery, compared with 45 women who consumed none…It is concluded that the consumption of date fruit in the last 4 weeks before labour significantly reduced the need for induction and augmentation of labour, and produced a more favourable, but non-significant, delivery outcome. The results warrant a randomised controlled trial.

    • That very study is why I’m here, looking for a way to incorporate dates into my diet, since I’m not a HUGE sweetness fan ATM.. I thought of sticky date pudding first, but would have to eat 100 slices to get to the 6 dates a day lol fingers crossed this shake works 😉

      • Yes, my search to incorporate dates into my diet before delivering my baby is how I ended up here as well. I’ve already been freezing banana slices to make ice cream, to help prevent leg cramps. What a bonus that this delicious shake has both bananas and dates. It tasted perfect! Thank you for this recipe.

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