Date Shake with Toasted Nuts

February 27, 2014

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Author Notes: This yummy frosty treat is like a combination of a milkshake and a smoothie. It is from Louisa Shafia's book The New Persian Kitchen and is based on a drink called majoon. Though you don't need to use all of the nuts she lists, use at least some! They add a fabulous crunch to the drink.fiveandspice

Serves: 2
Prep time: 10 min

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, peeled and frozen
  • 8 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 3/4 cup to 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon each: toasted coconut flakes, toasted chopped almonds, toasted chopped walnuts, toasted chopped pistachios, and toasted sesame seeds
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Cut the banana into 1-inch-thick slices and place them in a blender. Add the dates, yogurt, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, ice cubes, and 3/4 cup water and blend until smooth. Add an additional 1/4 cup water if the shake is too thick.
  2. Pour the shake into glasses and top with rows of the coconut flakes, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, and sesame seeds, and serve.

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Reviews (3) Questions (0)

3 Reviews

kimberly.godwin March 23, 2014
This was probably one of the best smoothies I've made yet. Yum. Perfect if you like a little sweet in the morning.
 
tnevins March 4, 2014
I thought that this was absolutely delicious. The only change I made was to decrease the dates to 4 (mine were very large). It was cold, thick, and sweet but nicely balanced with the yogurt. I topped mine with pistachios, almonds and coconut.
 
Author Comment
fiveandspice March 8, 2014
Awesome!