Servings : Serves 2-3
One of my favorite after Iftar drinks. This healthy and delicious shake will both fill you up as well as give you that extra burst of energy that will refresh & rejuvenate your body after a long day of fasting.
- 3 cups chilled milk (whole or skimmed)
- 10 almonds, blanched/peeled and crushed
- 10 soft dates, deseeded and chopped
- 1 large scoop vanilla ice-cream
To blanch/peel almonds, heat some water in a small pan. Once almost boiling, add the almonds into it, turn off the heat and allow the almonds to sit for about 2 minutes. Drain and the peels should easily slide off the almonds when pressed.
In a blender, add the dates, crushed almonds and 1 cup of the chilled milk. Blend until the dates are well combined and smooth. Add the remaining milk and vanilla ice-cream. Blend until frothy. Taste and adjust consistency by adding milk to thin the shake or ice-cream to thicken/sweeten it. Serve cold!