Hello, everyone. The long weekend is here, and I am eagerly looking forward to it. It will be the time for me to just sit back a bit and relax. It has been a crazy week so far. Blogging is a lot of work, especially when keeping up with a toddler. I am sure all the bloggers with little ones out there would agree with me. This coming long weekend I am going to take a little break from all the work and have a little mini vacation for myself.
On this note of hectic life, today I am sharing a recipe for such busy chaotic morning. Few weeks back I did a Guest Post for Kaitie from FuchsiaFreezer.com. She is a Food Blogger and a fellow Foodie Mama. At Fuchsia Freezer, Kaitie has an amazing collection of recipes which are simple and delicious. I love the Kids Corner Section. It is my go-to unit when it comes to feeding something new to my 2-year-old.
For Kaitie, I wanted to make something that would match her blog and style. So I came up with this Chocolate and Date Shake. It is a quick breakfast shake which gets ready in just a few minutes. Here’s the post and the recipe for Chocolate and Date Shake.
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 couple of 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 a Date shake at Palm Springs CA, 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 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, especially 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 this Chocolate and Date Shake.
- 1 cup Milk
- ½ cup dates (Deglet Noor or Medjool dates, pits removed and washed)
- 1 tbs chocolate syrup
- ¼ cup vanilla ice cream
- ¼ tsp vanilla essence
- 3 ice cubes
- Add all the above ingredients to the blender. And blend it well
- Pour it into a serving glass and Serve.
You can try this recipe with Almond Milk too. Though I haven’t tried it yet.
This shake will be thick. If it gets too thick, add some more liquid, and blend it again.
I would like to Thank Kaitie for having me on FuchsiaFreezer.com. Do visit her beautiful blog and check out her culinary adventures. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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