No, this isn’t where you go out on the dance floor and rev it up with your partner (although that sounds like fun…) This beverage offers an energy boost of another kind that will jump start your morning, noon…and night.You are already dialed into the health benefits of almonds, as they are a highly nutritious food to eat any time of day. They provide protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and Omega 3s. When you pre-soak them, the nutrients are alive and the body assimilates them by removing ‘enzyme inhibitors,’ helping your digestion.
Coconut milk is highly touted for its healthy fat benefits which acts as a transporter of accompaniments, and cinnamon is great for regulating blood sugar. Dates are a wonderful substitute for any type of sweetener because they are in the purest form, although a little goes a long way on the sweet barometer. It’s important to buy them organic, as just like other dried fruits, commercial varieties are heavily laden with pesticides.
Date Shake – Makes 1-2 servings
In blender, combine the following:
- 1.5 cups coconut milk (or any nut milk of your choice)
- 1.5 cups coconut water (I prefer O.N.E. Brand)
- 1/2 cup pre-soaked raw almonds, drained
- 2-3 organic dates, pitted
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- Ice as needed
Mix until smooth and creamy. This is a very rich drink, so you ‘may’ want to share it.