Maca Cinnamon Date Shake

Maca Cinnamon Date Shake

  • What's in it?

Non-dairy milk, maca powder, dates, almond butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon, ice

  • Where did I find it?

Kimberly Snyder, Maca Malt Shake 
  • Why do I like it?

This shake is such a treat.  It is sweet from the dates, but not too sweet.  It is creamy and really satisfies the desire for something decadent.  The maca powder gives it a depth of flavor which makes it special almost like a date shake that you get from a date farm in Palm Springs!

I am always trying to find good recipes that add in superfoods like maca so this one is a must have for the health benefits, taste and texture.

  • Any recipe notes or tweaks?

Update:  I have been recently cutting back on the amount of sugar (even natural sugars), so I tried this with using only one date - it was great!  So you don't need to use the full amount the recipe calls for and still have a wonderful treat here.

I used vanilla flavored almond milk (check the label to make sure it doesn't have many objectionable ingredients like carageenan) instead of coconut milk.  

You might want to soak the dates in hot water for 10 minutes if they are dry so they break up and incorporate into the drink.