Date Milk or Caramel Smoothie

This is a remarkably simple recipe that results in a delicious and satisfying healthy drink. It was devised by Fruitarian Dancer. Take a look at her Youtube video called “The best coffee and milk replacement

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However I feel that this basic recipe is enhanced by mixing/diluting it with Soya or any nut milk as outlined below as it seems to prevent the water and dates from separating over time whilst giving it a creamier consistency. It also reduces the sweetness that for me is a little too over powering in the original date and water combination.

Ingredients:

10 Barhee dates – pittedIMG_1347
1 cup of water
1 or 2 cups of Soya or Nut milk depending on how sweet you want it.

Method:

Place all in a high powered blender, food processor or Thermomix and blend for 90 seconds at full speed.

You can make this with Medjool dates but I find, as Sarah states in her video, that Barhee dates give a better flavour. More caramel than date.

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8 Responses to Date Milk or Caramel Smoothie

  1. Sophie33 says:

    We think alike: I just posted my home-made cinnamon cashew milk, sweetened with dates!
    I hope all is well with you, my friend! 😃

  2. Can I get the recipe for the pecan, cashew milk from last night, thanks Paul?

    • Deb, its 1 cup of raw cashews soaked overnight and half a cup of raw pecans soaked overnight. Rinse the next morning and combine with 5 cups of water.
      I then put this through my slow juicer and then through a nut milk bag to make it very smooth. Added 3 medjool dates, 2 tsp’s of vanilla extract and a good sprinkling of cinnamon powder. This I blended until the dates were fully combined with the milk, then brought the milk to a boil (this stops it from separating). And there you have it.
      You can use the same technique using any nut and nut combinations with the same wonderful results. If you don’t want to use the dates then just use maple syrup or agave syrup as the sweetener.

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  4. I don’t think so a Deb, because the moment it boils you take it off the heat.

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