The Vanilla Date Shake With Coconut and Pecans

I’m all about shakes, especially during the summer. They are so cold and refreshing, easy, and not to mention FUN! There are literally tons of different ways you can make shakes the possibilities are endless! I woke up one hot and muggy morning craving something cold but sweet. I saw the few dates I had left sitting in a Tupperware container on the kitchen table and thought, hmm maybe I can do something with this. So, here is what I came up with, and let me tell you, it was delicious…if I do say so myself ;).


In a blender mix together:

8 oz milk (I used vanilla almond but anything works…even water)

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (1/4-1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt if you don’t use protein powder)

2 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes

2-3 pitted dried dates

Small handful of pecans (almonds or walnuts would work just as well)

About 1 cup of ice


See how easy and simple! Shakes are a great high protein, low carb meal, and are perfect for taking on the go. Try out this recipe and I guarantee you will be just as addicted to shakes as I am!