Deepika’s Chocolate & Date Shake

Hi Everyone and happy hump day! I have to say I love wednesdays… they always remind me that the week is half over, and I have a weekend to look forward to! It’s a really reminder to get through the rest of the week with the “two more day” mantra I sing on repeat. If you’re like me though, I sometimes find my meal plan or food organizing has fizzled a little (no more cereal and soy milk for this lady today), and I indulge in something off a bakery rack that I end up wishing I didn’t eat. Don’t get me wring, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the bakery and all the sweet goodness that ends up on my desk at work, or counter at home, but sometimes if i had woken up 5 minutes earlier I could have prevented the little misstep, and made something a little healthier, OR even just made something at home and saved the $9 price tag for breakfast.

This is why today, on any old regular hump day I am sharing with you another Foodie Mama blogger – Deepika! Deepika spends her days over at Easy Baby Meals. The beauty of her blog and recipes is almost everything she makes you can double for yourself… you’re not just feeding the little one healthy, you’re both getting the nutrients and vitamins needed to conquer the day (and skip the bakery). She’s is sharing with us a tasty 10 minute treat that is perfect for breakfast, lunch or really any snack in between! 

Hello, everyone. I am so excited to be here today and share my recipe with you all. I would like to Thank Katie for giving me this opportunity. I blog at www.easybabymeals.com. Here I share recipes and ideas on making your own baby-toddler food at home. All the recipes are so simple, that they get ready in just a few minutes. Making baby food at home has never been so easy and delicious.

Today I am sharing with you a quick breakfast shake. It is made from dates. I got the inspiration for this shake when I was on vacation few months back. I had Date shake at Palm Springs for the first time for my breakfast and I fell in love with it. I had ordered it for my toddler, but I ended up having it too. This shake is quick and can be quite filling. The following recipe is good for the whole family.

I grew up having dates. It was my go-to snack whenever I had a sugar craving. Dates (https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-dates.html) are filled with vitamins and minerals. It is a good source of energy, sugar and fiber too. Essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc are found in dates.  It also contains vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K. Dates help in relieving constipation, specially for babies and toddlers. They are good for maintaining bone, heart and nervous system health.

With so many advantages of having dates, making it as a part of a first meal  will, of course make your day sweet. So let’s go through the recipe of Chocolate and Date Shake.

Chocolate & Date Shake
Chocolate & Date Shake

Chocolate and Date Shake:

Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Serves:  1

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup dates (Deglet Noor or Medjool dates ,pits removed and washed)
  • 1 tbs chocolate syrup
  • 1/4 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 ice cubes
 Method:
  1. Add all the above ingredients to the blender. And blend it well
  2. Pour it into a serving glass and Serve.
Notes:

I have used “Deglet Noor” dates for this recipe.
You can try this recipe with Almond Milk too. Though I haven’t tried it myself.
This shake will be thick. If it gets too thick, add some more liquid, and blend it again.

This recipe can be useful for busy mornings. For more quick and delicious recipes for babies and toddlers, you can visit www.easybabymeals.com. You can also follow me Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Chocolate & Date Shake 2
Chocolate & Date Shake 2

Deepika

Deepika is a stay-at-home mom to her beautiful daughter and a full-time Food Blogger. She is a Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer at EasyBabyMeals.com. She believes that feeding nutritious food in early life is extremely important, so she develops recipes that are full of flavor and nutrition for babies and toddlers. The recipes are simple and can be prepared in just a few minutes. Deepika’s recipes and food photographs are featured on various blogs and food photography websites. She is also a Contributing Writer to Food and Lifestyle Magazine.

 

Thank you so much Deepika for stopping by today! I really love the ease of this delicious and filling shake along with all of the added health bonuses! If anyone has toddlers, or children starting on solids, make sure you check out Easy Baby Meals for inspiration and recipes! Deepika, it’s always a pleasure having you here, and I can’t wait to see what you come up with for our next Foodie Mamas Recipe Round Up coming later this month! 

If you have a recipe idea, suggestion, or are a fellow food blogger and would like to be featured here at Fuchsia Freezer, give me a shout! You can email me at fuchsiafreezer@gmail.com! Thank you guys so much for stopping by, and I can’t wait to chat with you again. 

Cheers xo 

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20 Comments

    1. I think the bonus here is that you can indulge in a little chocolate without feeling guilty! AT least that’s how i’m looking at it 😉

  1. I’m certainly guilty of over indulging or over buying at the bakery! This breakfast shake sounds wonderful!
    I’d love it if you would come and share on Try A Bite Tuesday Link Party that’s happening over at Caleigh’s Kitchen!

  2. This recipe looks delicious! Would like to try it. I really love how you added dates to it, must give the shake great, unique flavor.

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