Dates Almond Milkshake

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What do you think about this quote? When I was shared this first, I got irritated, then I laughed… after long, when I was reminded of it again as I saw it somewhere else, I thought… When you fall, you have no one else to hold you and ultimately you land up on the floor. My mattamma would always say that falling is Pinwhen the angels that are holding you decide to just leave you for sometime. I used to first think of it like a joke – after all when our grandparents tell anything, we love to brush it off in first instance, don’t we? But I feel it is true. When you fall, whether it is physical or mental, the imbalance that comes with it makes you feel as though some force somewhere has just given up on you. It may be for a short period or for a long period. Physical falls are always just seconds, but impact lasts depending upon where you go hit yourself. I guess I don’t have to elaborate on mental falls! The floor may be there to hold you, but instead of lying there and thinking too much, get up and move on…

 

Off to today’s recipe – I clicked this milkshake eons ago, I really mean it!!! Though I keep making it often, it lands up directly to where it has to go rather than for photography, as I normally don’t have the patience to wait. And knowing that I have already clicked a picture which was good enough (as per me, that is!), I was really not bothered to click it again. Running through my drafts, I struggled to keep my jaws from dropping as to for how long this delicious milkshake has been pending! Hmm… I don’t want to gag about the marriage of dates and almonds, it is just out of the world. You don’t even have to make a milkshake – you just need to pop in a large date with a couple of almonds and slowly chew it, to know the magic!!! I always loved my dates and almonds separate, but once introduced to this combination, I am hooked and I know I wont give it up, not at least in the near future! If you have some time and patience to wait to have it as a milkshake, then this is one I would suggest you all to try. Definitely, a powerhouse of nutrients and energy… perfect for breakfast and after a workout. (take me out, in that second case! Hehe…)

 

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Dates Almond Milkshake

Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 15 dates pitted and chopped
  • 10 almonds
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp honey optional

Instructions

  • Soak the dates and almond in the water for at least 10 minutes, so that it gets slightly soft and your blender does not have a hard time grinding it!
  • Add all the ingredients in the blender and blend till smooth. Serve in tall glasses and devour!!!

Notes

You may want to peel off the almond skin, but I would suggest to keep it. Gives a delicious bite to the smoothie!
Honey is not required if the dates are already really sweet. It is suggested to add it to the final blending, once you check the sweetness of the dates.

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  1. Yummy milkshake ..want to drink the whole cup πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Asha… πŸ™‚

  2. I am writing that sentence in my brain "instead of lying there and thinking too much, get up and move on…". I am kind of person who think too much now I just want to get rid of this habit…

    Milkshake looks so delicious…which date is that? looks tasty.. …..

    1. Always better 2 imprint! Thank you so much Resna…

  3. Healthy n yummy one,I add few spicesin mine too

    1. Thank you so much Harini…

  4. lolx i really enjoyed your statement Raffy " instead of lying there on the "floor" go up n move on" hehe .. reminds me something you know what yesterday i fell down after coming out from the super market with the groceries in my hand; (the life of Recipespassion was in my hand hehe at that time)
    actually the floor was so slippery; may be that floor wanted me to fall on that lolx.. any how i stood up again within a few seconds moved to the parking area n the car ; told husband about that' he was keep asking r u ok ? r u hurt? why didn't someone picked you up? i answered angrily should i wait for someone n pick me up.. lolx.. it was quite a funny experience πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›
    ..
    anyhow dear raffy the dates almond shake is quite appealing.. shall give it a try i love nuttty milk i love date shakesss πŸ˜› pass the glass πŸ™‚ i will restore my energy lost yesterday n' will never fall on the floor lolx πŸ™‚ just kidding trying to freshen our minds πŸ˜€ sharing my experience hope you wouldn't mind sweety πŸ™‚ love you :* hugs

    1. I am some1 who keeps falling… my umma calls me "butterlegs"!!! πŸ˜€ Thanks a lot Monu…

  5. rich and creamy milkshake

    1. Thank you so much Amrita…

    1. Thank you so much Preeti…

  6. Love this combination…..

    1. Thank you so much Razina…

  7. I trust those words sis.. Beautifu drink, quite an energy booster.

    1. Thank you so much Priya akka…

  8. Looks delicious πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Shema… πŸ™‚

  9. Life is about moving on for sure. But sometimes the physical can be be damaging to our health and take time to recover. The shake is packed with lots of nutrients and I wish I can wake up to a big glass of it before I head to work.

    1. Yes, what you say is true… we have to be careful about falls that can be fatal! Thank you so much Nava…

  10. Love the statement.life is all about moving on.
    Btw love this combination

    1. Thank you so much Humi…

  11. You said it! Dates n almonds are really made for each other. So when should I come to drink it..he..he!

    1. Thank you so much dears…

    1. Thank you so much Prachi…

  12. Dates and almond is the next most imp thing in our house after water. We always munch on them. And this milkshake looks so delish..

    1. Thank you so much Suhaina…

  13. delicious and healthy….

    1. Thank you so much Femi…

  14. with the summer coming up these shakes are going to be a great option to indulge in…good one…

    1. Thank you so much Anupa…

  15. filling & delicious milkshake with great combo of dates & almond..

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  16. Refreshing and lovely milkshake…..and I feel life means…move on….. yup…true…get up and move on…..

    1. Thank you so much Remya…

  17. Tasty healthy drink. Have to try this drink. have all ingredients at home. Try this dish for sure

    1. Thank you so much Eliza…

  18. This looks like a very refreshing drink!

    1. Thank you so much Asiya…

  19. What an awesome way to enjoy the goodness of milk and honey!

    1. Thank you so much dear…

  20. Agree with that words 'go up and move on'. Want to drink that nutty milk shake

    1. Thank you so much Shaami…

    1. Thank you so much Babi…

  21. delicious shake.. healthy too

    1. Thank you so much Veena…

  22. very refreshing and delicious milkshake.

    1. Thank you so much Lisha…

  23. Healthy and delicious milkshake.. Never tried almond and dates combo, should try it sometime..

    1. Thank you so much Sona…

  24. Healthy refreshing drink..nice click πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Priya… πŸ™‚

  25. With the summer setting in real hard here, this is definitely something I must try πŸ™‚ I have never made a dry fruit shake for some reason!

    1. Thank you so much Priya… πŸ™‚

  26. Lovely milkshake.. You make some healthy and filling juices and shakes!!

    1. Thank you so much Pankthi…

  27. yummylicious healthy milkshake, now coming to ur quote above, I just wish I get enough strength whenever I undergo either of the falls, but terrible me can never do what you said Rafee, just without thinking much get up and move, I try hard n people with me even would fail to know what I undergo, leave alone others! πŸ™‚ But your post makes me feel relaxed n good! πŸ™‚

    1. It is all in our mind, Sangee… it is all in our mind! If we think we can never do it, we will never be able to do it… that is how much our mentality can effect! Hope this posts helps u dear… thanks a lot… πŸ™‚

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