May 11, 2018
Vegan Creamsicle Date Shake

Vegan Creamsicle Date Shake! You are going to love this creamy, naturally sweetened vegan and gluten-free shake. Made with fresh oranges, dates, vanilla and almond butter. A MUST try this summer! 

Vegan creamsicle date shake recipe

Vegan Creamsicle Date Shake

As a rule, I almost never post smoothie recipes because, do you really need a recipe for a smoothie? However, I take exception to my own rule when it comes to these date shakes. I’ve made a few of them here (including this favorite snickers shake) and if you are looking for a healthy milkshake alternative, these are it.

I fell in love with date shakes while living in California and it’s a must-have for me the moment temperatures hit above 80. Especially this vegan creamsicle date shake version. Creamy, refreshing and naturally-sweetened, it’s a favorite around our house. I even put a little in a cup for Vander when I made these last week and he went bonkers for it.

These couldn’t be easier, throw everything in the blender and puree until smooth then enjoy. Frozen, these also make incredible popsicles.

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Any fun plans for Mother’s Day? It’s supposed to be a gorgeous weekend here and I’m excited to relax around St. Louis and do a few fun things outside. We’re planning on heading to the farmer’s market early tomorrow, followed by drinks and appetizers on the deck with a few of our friends.

On Sunday, I’ve requested that we go for a family run in the morning followed by lunch at a local restaurant that serves the Impossible Burger. Have you had it yet? I tried it a few weeks ago with a friend and I’m dying for BL to try it. Oddly enough, I absolutely loved it. I’ve heard from a few fellow vegetarian friends that they were weirded out by the similarity to actual beef, but it totally hit the spot for me. Herbie’s version comes loaded with caramelized onions and the best french fries, which feels like the perfect way to enjoy Mother’s Day.

Maybe this date shake for dessert? Enjoy your weekend. xo

vegan smoothie with dates, orange and almond milk

 

 If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking! 

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orange date shake

Creamsicle Orange Date Shake

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 smoothies 1x
  • Category: breakfast, snack, smoothie
  • Cuisine: vegan, glutenfree

Description

Creamsicle Date Shake! You are going to love this creamy, naturally sweetened vegan and gluten-free shake. Made with fresh oranges, dates, vanilla and almond butter. A MUST try this summer!


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 smoothies 1x
  • Category: breakfast, snack, smoothie
  • Cuisine: vegan, glutenfree
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 smoothies 1x
  • Category: breakfast, snack, smoothie
  • Cuisine: vegan, glutenfree
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk 
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup packed medjool dates
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes 

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smoothy and cream. Divide into two glasses and serve. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe (about 1 heaping cup)
  • Calories: 289
  • Sugar: 50 g
  • Sodium: 107 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 61 g
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Protein: 4 g

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  1. Sounds delish! I make a similar smoothie with frozen banana, dates, almond butter, and a touch of cinnamon – I think it was one of the only things that got me through the first trimester this time around! I’ll have to give this orange creamsicle version a try over the weekend!

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