Saturday, August 17, 2013

Almond Goodness Recipe

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.

  1. Almond Date Shake Recipe

    Prep Time: 5 mins
    Cook Time: 30 mins
    Servings: 4

    2 tablespoons warm water
    ½ cup dates, chopped
    2 cups vanilla almond milk, chilled
    1 banana, ripe and frozen
    ½ cup vanilla soy (fat-free) or dairy yogurt
    8 ice cubes
    1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (prepare extra for garnish)

     1. In a small bowl, combine dates and warm water. Soak dates for about 5 minutes or until dates soften and then drain.
     2. Prepare blender and combine dates, almond milk, ripe banana, yogurt, ice cubes and 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg. Blend for 30 minutes or until smooth and frothy.
     3. Pour over tall and chilled glasses and garnish with a dash of nutmeg.

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