Craving sweets? This milkshake is a great, non-dairy alternative to traditional shakes that are typically high in processed sugars. The shake is high in protein and healthy fats, containing dates for naturally sweet flavor and chia seeds that, when blended, will provide a creamy, milk-like consistency.
- 1/2 cup (overflowing) raw almonds
- 16 oz water
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp unsweetened, shredded coconut
- 6 medjool dates, pitted
- 4 pieces of ice
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- optional: 2 tsp agave nectar (amber) or raw honey
Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth.
Note: If the consistency remains grainy, your blender may not be strong enough to blend nuts. Try soaking the almonds overnight before blending.
Lisa Gatti is a nutrition and digestive wellness expert, and owner of Culinary Therapy, LLC, a global nutrition practice based in NY. Culinary Therapy is all about simple, delicious food for great health. Lisa believes in food as medicine and remedy, helping clients with digestive issues and chronic conditions get to the root cause of their health problems, make simple shifts in their diet, and feel really well again so they can focus on living the life they were meant to live.
To find out more about Lisa's programs, visit CulinaryTherapyOnline.com. There she offers a great free, downloadable E-Guide,“The Top 3 Foods You Should Be Eating, But Probably Aren't."