Recipe by Beth Warren

Nutritional Boost Milkshake

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6 Servings

Sometimes when clients come to consult with me as a registered dietitian, they’re seeking to gain weight due to various conditions. However, many of the nutritional supplements that boost calories and protein aren’t palatable. Plus, the emotions that may come along with having to drink a medical beverage may affect quality of life. This whole-food milkshake is great for a nutritional boost. You can easily modify the recipe by using lower calorie options for some of the ingredients or simply pour a smaller serving if you’re watching your caloric needs. Being able to adjust and modify your health goals is the beauty of starting with a whole-food foundation.


Halva Milkshake

  • 1 cup full-fat milk or full-fat oat milk

  • 6 ounces (170 grams) full-fat plain Greek yogurt

  • 2 frozen ripe bananas

  • 1/4 cup Haddar Baracke Tahini

  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted and halved

  • 1 teaspoon silan, such as Heaven & Earth Date Syrup, (no sugar added) plus more for drizzling, if desired

  • 1/8 cup walnuts

  • 1 teaspoon Gefen Pure Vanilla Extract

  • pinch cinnamon

  • 2 cups ice

  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee, diluted in 1 tablespoon hot water



Combine all ingredients in a blender. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.


Not a coffee fan? No problem. Simply omit this ingredient; it will still taste delicious.


If you get vanilla extract from an actual vanilla bean, it has an even richer vanilla flavor.


Photography by Beth Warren

Nutritional Boost Milkshake

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