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Khajur Shake with Toasted Nuts

25 May 2018

INGREDIENTS

For the shake

1 banana, peeled and frozen
8 Medjool dates, pitted
½ c. (125 ml) plain yogurt (not thick)
½ tsp. (2.5 ml) vanilla extract
pinch of ground cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
2 c. (500 ml) ice cubes
¾ c. (180 ml) to 1 c. (250 ml) water


For the toppings

1 tbsp. (15 ml) toasted unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tbsp. (15 ml) toasted almonds, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp. (15 ml) toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp. (15 ml) toasted pistachios, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp. (15 ml) toasted sesame seeds
 

Cut the banana into 1-inch- (2.5-cm-) thick slices and place in a blender. Add the dates, yogurt, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, ice cubes and ¾ cup (180 ml) water, and blend until smooth. Add an additional ¼ cup (60 ml) water if the shake is too thick. Pour into glasses, top with rows of coconut flakes, almonds, walnuts, pistachios and sesame seeds, and serve. Makes 3½ cups (875 ml). Serves 2 to 4.