Banana Date Shake

Ever heard of a Banana Date Shake?

Banana Date Shake recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

If not: man, are you in for a treat!

Banana Date Shake recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

I’m not certain, but I believe Banana Date Shakes originated from the Palm Springs, California area, where they are known for their dates and date trees.  There are several storefronts along the Palm Dessert area, most notably Shields Date Garden and Hadley Fruit Orchards, that are known for their fresh date shakes.  Now, you can get a plain date shake if you wish, but something special happens when you combine bananas and dates.

Banana Date Shake recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

I can remember driving through Palm Dessert as a kid — we always stopped to get date shakes.  It was like a rule or something.

As an adult, Dustin and I made sure to get our deliciously sweet, cool and smooth Banana Date Shake fixes as often as possible.  Palm Springs was just a two-or-so hour drive from San Diego, so we made a few trips that way.

Well, as you know, we now live in Austin, Texas — a far cry away from our beloved Banana Date Shakes.

Banana Date Shake recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

I wanted to make sure we all kept a piece of that beautiful Palm Dessert fresh in our memories, specifically Jordan who will not remember visiting unless we make it back sometime when she’s older.

Banana Date Shake

So, I decided to make Lacey’s Banana Date Shakes for us all to enjoy.

Banana Date Shake recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

And we did.  And we will.

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Banana Date Shake | Simple, Sweet, And Good For You
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Ever heard of a banana date shake? If not, you are in for a treat! This 10-min drink is sure to become one of your go-to shake recipes. 4 Ingredients, insanely healthy, and filling. A creamy delicious treat!

Categories: Drink
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: date milkshake, date shake, date shake recipe
Servings: 2 shakes
Calories: 289 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
  • 2 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
  • 4 large Medjool dates pitted and chopped
  • 2 large frozen bananas
  • optional: freshly grated nutmeg for garnish
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.

  2. Blend until smooth. Can add ice to thicken, if needed.

  3. Pour into large glasses and sprinkle nutmeg over the top, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Banana Date Shake | Simple, Sweet, And Good For You
Amount Per Serving (1 shake)
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 327mg14%
Potassium 821mg23%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 49g54%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 159IU3%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 338mg34%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

13 thoughts on “Banana Date Shake

  1. I tried cooking the banana date shake and guess what, the outcome was so awesome. Thank you for the nice recipe.

  2. i can’t wait to cook my own ‘Banana Date Shake’it seem very Delicious.This might be wonderful meals for my children,since they love bananas.

  3. My Aunt lives in the Palm Springs area and introduced me to date shakes. Soooooo good. I haven’t been to visit her there in a long time and had totally forgotten about them.

  4. Hey, I actually HAVE had one of these! We drank them at a little fruit stand in Kauai on our Hawaii vacation last May. They called this one “A Date with Fate” and they were wonderful. I love the little bits of date you get in each sip. I can’t wait to make these for TCP and surprise him. Thanks, Lacey!

  5. Lacy, Jordan is absolutely precious and these banana date shakes look wonderful! Can’t wait to meet baby Savannah. Hang in there 🙂

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