Banana Pecan Date Shake

Ya’ll, I made you some pecan pie! Well, not really. But sort of. It’s a protein smoothie that tastes like straight up pecan pie in a glass.

No lie.

banana pecan date shake

I’ve officially deemed this my new favorite smoothie at the moment. I’ve made it almost every day for a week now, it has been replacing my usual favorite green smoothie, which is definitely hard to do. I have seen tons of variations of date shakes all over the internets, most commonly using almonds. So I decided to switch it up a bit and go with pecans instead. You know the ooey gooey sweet center of a pecan pie? Yeah, this shake tastes a little bit like that. It has the amazing sweet caramel-like flavor form the dates, and the earthy pecan texture. I kept it vegan by using almond milk, and added a little extra flavor, sweetness and nutrition with some vanilla protein powder.

banana pecan date shake

This glass is packed with nutrition, vitamins, protein, fiber and deliciousness. It is thick, perfectly sweet, and super filling. It feels like you’re cheating with a decadent dessert milkshake. I’m a trickster, I tell ya.


Banana Pecan Date Shake

Yield: Makes 1 large or 2 small smoothies


  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3 medjool dates (pitted)
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 3/4-1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 serving vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • 1-2 handfuls of ice


  1. If the dates are not soft and sticky, soak them in hot water for about 10 minutes.
  2. Once dates are soft, put all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into glasses and enjoy!


  1. Heya, I just discovered your blog! Amazing smoothie recipe. I can’t drink milk and have been too scared to try substitute products but I may have to try this recipe… In a teeny glass 🙂

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