Date & Nut Spice Protein Shake

Date & Nut Spice Protein Shake

Can a protein shake be cold and warm at the same time? Well, this is close. It has the warming qualities and spices that envoke fall, but its obviously frozen. I am anything but traditional with my protein shakes, so this flavor will  be the first of many fall shakes. Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 6-8 oz unsweetened flax milk (or your preferred alternative milk)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use vega sport performance)
  • 1 tbsp unsalted almond butter (I used my homemade cinnamon vanilla almond butter)
  • 2 medjool dates (chopped)
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg & clove to taste
  • Optional toppings: granola & dried apricots

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Instructions:

  1. Blend the ice, banana and flaxmilk together a bit before adding other ingredients. This lets the blender focus on the hard stuff and will make your shake smoother in the end.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and serve!
  3. Additional toppings that taste great: dried apricots, vanilla granola, coconut, more cinnamon and definitely more almond butter.

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Nutritional Facts:

Not including granola or dried apricots

Calories: 394

Carbs: 58g

Protein: 30.5g

Fat: 11.5g

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*This recipe contains 7.5g of fiber and is high in potassium, calcium & Vitamin A. The cinnamon is great for metabolism, stabilizing blood sugar and is a great source of antioxidants.

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