Sweet Treats: Banana Date Milkshake

Don’t be alarmed. This isn’t a milkshake in the traditional sense. I haven’t abandoned a healthy lifestyle and regressed back to those childhood memories of fast-food drive-thru windows and hot pink creamy who-knows-what-is-actually-in-this “milkshakes.” (Ah, those were the days.) This “milkshake” is however,  the perfect creamy sweet treat to get you through that late afternoon energy slump or plain old sugar craving. But considering it has no ice cream or added sugar, you don’t need an excuse to make it anyway. And I suggest you do as soon as possible.



Banana Date Shakes

Serves 4

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 6 pitted Mejool dates
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until very smooth and creamy. Garnish with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon.


Filed under Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Gluten-free, Heather Platt, Vegetarian

3 responses to “Sweet Treats: Banana Date Milkshake

  1. Claudia

    Hi heather, did you go to northwood hills elementary by any chance?


  2. Anonymous

    omg that looks so yummy! can you make it with soy milk or almond milk or would that be weird?


    • HP

      Yes. You could definitely use soy or almond milk. I would add an extra banana to thicken it though since the almond milk wouldn’t be as creamy.


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