Monday, September 29, 2014

Simple Vanilla Bean Date Shake {No Sugar Added}

My mom whipped this up the other day. I loved it so much that I had to share it with you. Whenever she's hankering for something sweet she makes a healthy date shake. It's simple and so yummy and much better for you than the traditional ice cream shake.

i n g r e d i e n t s:

10 pitted dates
1/4 cup cream
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1 cup ice
2 cups of purified water

d i r e c t i o n s:

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a glass. I'd suggest using a spoon to reach the dates and vanilla beans that settle on the bottom. 

Simple as that...

Best part^

Monday, September 1, 2014

Sweet and Creamy Almond Macadamia Nut Milk

1 cup almond
½ cup macadamia
1 cup pitted dates
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 cups of water
sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon {optional}

-Add first 5 ingredients into a blender and blend until the nuts have turned into a fine pulp.
-Slowly pour the blended mixture though a fine mesh {sieve} that has been placed over a large bowl. Use a spoon to scrape through the sieve – helping the milk drain.
-If serving right away, pour the clean nut milk into a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake, pour and serve.
-Sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon

*Keep refrigerated and drink within 5 days.

Keep the leftover nut pulp for healthy "Protein Bites" in lieu of cashews.