IMG_1641I am a big smoothie drinker and this one is a new favorite. It is the perfect treat when you want something sweet, but nothing too indulgent. Nothing too indulgent is just what I want when the holidays are over!

The bananas and dates make this creamy and sweet. The flax and walnuts give it a delicious nuttiness. My toddler loves this smoothie and could probably drink the whole pitcher by himself!

IMG_1651I like adding some grassfed gelatin powder to my smoothies. If you are interested in using gelatin as a protein powder, be sure to get the green kind from Great Lakes. It dissolves great in cold things and has no detectable flavor! I love using this as a protein powder because it provides essential collagen and essential amino acids, without any additives like other protein powders. You can read more about the benefits of gelatin powder here.

IMG_1676

 

Banana Walnut Date Shake {Dairy-Free, Paleo}

Serving Size: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 2-4 dates, depending on desired sweetness
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed meal

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!
http://blog.meaningfuleats.com/banana-walnut-date-shake-dairy-free-paleo/

Recipe inspired by Giada’s Feel Good Food

4 Responses

  1. I love the looks of this shake! Perfect for post run : )

  2. […] Banana Walnut Date Shake  […]

  3. […] Banana Walnut Date Shake via Meaningful Eats […]

  4. Zully H. says:

    Just tried this today and it was really tasty. I added some honey for sweetness but I think this depends on how ripe your banana is. Also I didn’t have walnuts on hand, but pecans worked great!

Leave a Reply