Almond Date Shake (Healthy Ramadan 2015)

Wow, I cannot believe that my week of healthy Ramadan recipes is over already. It’s been a fun challenge to find clean, nutritious recipes and test them out to see how they would do before and after fasts. To finish up the recipes, I present my almond date shake.



I’ve grown to love dates since we found this amazing supplier here in Southern California, who has the softest, plumpest, sweetest medjool dates I’ve ever eaten. I ate a lot of dates during my pregnancy, and till now, I just grab one or a few on the go for quick energy. Dates are definitely a superfood.


Even though we do open our fasts with dates (the perfect solution for a hungry, sluggish person after a day of fasting), dates are actually good any time of the day. In the morning, a date shake would fill you up and provide energy throughout the day.

This almond date shake is just a few simple ingredients..Dates, milk, and almond butter. There’s no worrying about whether whole almonds won’t blend well enough (we can’t all afford the Blendtec or Vitamix, you know), because I just use a creamy almond butter instead.


For added nutritional boost, you could throw in a tablespoon of chia seeds as well. I also like adding ice since it helps to cut down on the sweetness of the shake. Three dates is a LOT of sugar (but it’s the good kind).

So without blabbering on, I will let you check out the recipe. Thanks so much for following me on this week’s food adventure. I truly hope the recipes inspire you to make small healthy changes to your Ramadan menus so you are full of energy and strength, and are focused on doing your best each day of Ramadan.
Almond Date Shake

Almond Date Shake


  • 1 small ripe banana, peeled
  • 1 tbsp creamy almond butter
  • 3 medjool dates, pits taken out
  • 3/4 cup cold milk (whole, 2%, almond, soy, etc.)
  • 2 ice cubes
  • Optional- 1 tbsp chia seeds


  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender or smoothie blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. If adding chia seeds, stir in after blending.


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