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Healthy Strawberry Milkshake (Vegan)

This strawberry milkshake has become one of my favorite summer treats.

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It has been the solution to my family’s milkshake cravings all weekend, without the stomach ache that typically accompanies the traditional versions.

Featuring just a handful of all-natural ingredients, this milkshake is sweetened with only fiber-rich strawberries and dates. Dates are not only loaded with vitamins, minerals and fiber, they are also known for relieving constipation, intestinal disorders, and abdominal cancer. A rich source of potassium and magnesium, they may also boost heart and bone health!

Combined with almond milk and vanilla, this creamy shake is sure to please even the pickiest of taste buds.

Healthy Strawberry Milkshake
serves 1-2

Ingredients:

1 cup almond milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
3 soft Medjool dates, pitted
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
handful of ice, or more as needed for thickness

Directions:

Combine the almond milk and dates in a high-speed blender, and blend until the dates are completely broken down. (If you don’t have a powerful blender, you may want to soak the dates in the almond milk for 20 minutes to help them soften.)

Add the frozen strawberries, vanilla and ice and blend again until a thick shake is created. Serve immediately!
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4.8 from 4 reviews

Healthy Strawberry Milkshake
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Serves: 1-2
 
A healthy milkshake sweetened with just fruit!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup almond milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
  • 3 soft Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • handful of ice, or more as needed for thickness
Instructions
  1. Combine the almond milk and dates in a high-speed blender, and blend until the dates are completely broken down. (If you don’t have a powerful blender, you may want to soak the dates in the almond milk for 20 minutes to help them soften.)
  2. Add the frozen strawberries, vanilla and ice and blend again until a thick shake is created. Serve immediately!

Hope you enjoy it!

Substitution Notes:

  • If you don’t have fresh dates on hand, 1-2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup will most likely work as a sweetener.
  • If you don’t care for strawberries, feel free to try another variety of fruit instead!

Reader Feedback: What’s your favorite milkshake flavor?

11 comments to Healthy Strawberry Milkshake (Vegan)

  • Shirley

    Yest another simple winner! I’ll be trying this one day this week since it’s warm in LA! Keep them coming Megan!

  • This smoothie sounds great, and I have all the ingredients at home right now! Yay!!!

  • I love your shake recipes! i’ve been making your ‘frosty’ every night for almost the past week! I’m gonna have to switch it up with this one tonight. :)

  • Jen

    I’ve been digging the strawberry smoothie vibe since last Friday when we bought 2 lbs organic strawberries!

  • Anna

    Made this today and loved how simple it was! My 3 yr old and 10 month old loved it too. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sharon B.

    This sounds DELISH, Megan. As for the sweetener, since we’re using dates, there is a “recipe” that I’ve seen elsewhere, where you soak pitted dates in coconut water (I do use canned, though), and then mash them up.

    You get the best of both: fiber AND electrolytes! If I make up a large batch, I usually freeze some (after mashing the living daylights out of the soaked dates). It can be dug out easily from the container; however, the soaked and refrigerated (and mashed!) dates will last quite a while.

  • BakeMeABallerina

    There are so many good flavors! Oreo, Peanut Butter, & Chocolate are probably my favorites…

  • Loved: a) So simple! b) Nutritious ingredients 3) WAAAY tastier than traditional strawberry milkshakes!

    Thanks for sharing :)

  • Mary

    I just made this using fresh, not frozen strawberries (got so excited that I didn’t read closely enough) and 1/2 Tbsp of maple syrup. It’s very subtly sweet and has more of a strawberry milk quality, which is great considering the strawberry milk I’ve been acquainted with in the past has been of the horrible strawberry syrup & milk variety. I’ll have to make it a point to pick up some dates at Whole Foods this weekend & throw the strawberries in the freezer for an hour first before trying this again. I’m sure it’ll be even more delicious when I actually follow the recipe!

  • kayla

    Yum, I just made this and it tastes just like a strawberry milkshake! I was low on frozen strawberries so I added a nectarine to mine and wow it is good! I also used a few drops of stevia instead of dates and it was still thick and creamy.

  • My wife made this for me and asked me to comment – delicious!

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