Almond milk has been a popular substitute to dairy milk since the Middle Ages. It consists of finely ground almonds mixed with water. Low in fat and calories yet high in nutrients and protein, almond milk is a potent energy drink that also makes a delicious shake. In this recipe, vanilla almond milk is sweetened with dates and flavored with banana, yogurt (or fat-free vanilla soy), and nutmeg. The ingredients are processed in a blender together with ice cubes to create a healthy and refreshing beverage.