Creamy Banana Date Shake

When the bananas get good and ripe in your fruit bowl, peel them, pop them into a sealed bag, and store in the freezer. They are excellent for texture and sweetness in shakes and smoothies. Give this creamy shake a pop of nutrition by adding a small handful of baby spinach before blending. 

Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 1 regular or 2 small servings
Author katiemorford


  • 1 cup low-fat milk (cow's milk or plant milk)
  • 1 ripe frozen banana, cut into a few chunks
  • 1 to 2 large Medjool dates, pitted
  • 6 walnut halves
  • 4 small ice cubes (or 2 standard ice cube tray ice cubes)


  1. Pour the milk into the blender followed by the frozen banana, 1 date, walnuts, and ice. Run the blender until the mixture is blended and the dates pulverized. Taste and add a second date, if desired. Blend again. Some tiny dates pieces may remain.
  2. Pour into a glass or glasses. Serve immediately.