Posted by: Cooking Thyme | August 15, 2011

Date Shake

This milkshake is so healthy, in many ways, dates may be considered as an almost ideal food, providing a wide range of essential nutrients and potential health benefits. Dates are a very good source of dietary potassium. I personally can live on just dates and milk for weeks

Date Shake (6)

  • milk
  • dates
  • roasted almonds
  • pinch of ground cinnamon

It’s delicious and dead simple. Just chuck 20 stoned dates into a liquidizer with milk and whiz until smooth. then add almonds and a pinch ground cinnamon and whiz again. Serve straight away.

Dates have been a staple food of the Middle East for thousands of years. They are believed to have originated around the Persian Gulf, In later times, traders spread dates around South West Asia, Northern Africa, Italy and Spain. Later dates were introduced into Mexico and California by the Spaniards.

There are more than 100 types of dates, for me one of the best is Deglet Noor – which means date of light in Arabic – so named because the centre appears light or golden when held up to the sun. This is a leading date in Libya, Algeria, and Tunisia, and it’s also grown in California and Florida.

 

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