Date Shake with Toasted Nuts (Majoon) Recipe

  • 1 banana, peeled and frozen
  • 8 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (not thick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 3/4 cup to 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon toasted unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tablespoon toasted almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon toasted pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  1. Cut the banana into 1-inch-thick slices and place them in a blender. Add the dates, yogurt, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, ice cubes, and 3/4 cup water and blend until smooth. Add an additional 1/4 cup water if the shake is too thick. Pour into glasses, top with rows of coconut flakes, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, and sesame seeds, and serve.