when i was visiting palm springs and palm desert, i noticed that a lot of the places had signs advertising 'date shakes' but i assumed they were made with ice cream or something so i didn't attempt to try one. then i came home and was flipping through my Native Foods restaurant cookbook and found a recipe for a Palm Desert Date Shake. if any of you ever get the chance to visit a Native Foods restaurant, DO IT! it's so fucking amazing. anyawy, the date shake was a delightful surprise. it was the yummiest and easiest shake i've ever had!
throw all this stuff in a blender: 8 dates, pitted (helps to chop a bit before throwing them in) 1 cup soy milk 1 Tbsp raw almonds (also chop) 1/4 cup orange juice 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup crushed ice