So, date shakes.
I don't really have much to say except that if you've never had one, you're missing out on something really wonderful. Every time I make one for dessert my brother says, "Mace, can I have mine without the dates?" and I tell him no and he drinks the whole thing anyway.
Below is the version I make often- often as in three times in the last five days. What can I say? I bought dates at Costco on Saturday. 💁
recipe based on one from sprouted kitchen
[ makes 2 shakes ]
1 1/2 bananas, frozen
4 Medjool dates, pitted
4 small scoops vanilla ice cream
1/2(ish) teaspoon cinnamon
In a blender or food processor, pulse the bananas and dates together to chop, then blend until mostly smooth.
Add the ice cream, cinnamon, and a generous splash of milk and blend. Add more milk if necessary.
...And that's all there is to it.