Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Perfect Banana Milkshakes

My kids have been super-patient with my recent superfood binge. In the past few weeks, they've had raw kale, hemp, chia and other healthy fixings prepared just about every possible way. Not saying that they loved it all, but they have at least been open to trying everything.

So as a little "thank you" - and in celebration of finishing up a big school project today - I made a special treat of banana milkshakes. They thought it was a fabulous treat, and I love that it's still pretty healthy!

Perfect banana milkshakes

(serves 3 - my poor hubby walked in the door right as I finished making them!)

2 cups almond milk
3 bananas
4 fresh dates (pitted)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups ice

Combine all ingredients in high-speed blender, and process until smooth. (Sometimes, I like to blend the milk and dates first and let it process for quite a while so all the tiny date bits get pureed without the ice heating up.)