Vegan Date Dessert & a Milkshake

Oh my gosh I am so excited to share these recipes with you I don’t know what to do?


I hope everyone who reads this post and has a sweet tooth but needs a healthy alternative will make these recipes. I PROMISE you will not be disappointed!!!


If you know me, you know I love candy, ice cream and cookies..really I just love sugar. I have given sugar up before and once I got past the cravings it was WONDERFUL. But then I picked it back up and here we are again..the nightly battle between what can I have for dessert that won’t cancel out all those alkalizing vegetables I ate for dinner.  Enter in dates.


I have been reading lots of healthy/running blogs lately and snacking on dates for dessert seems to be a common theme. I bought some medjool dates a few weeks ago and both Bowen (victory) and I have been loving them. Except one prob: a couple little ‘ol dates don’t satisfy the sweet tooth I’ve got if you know what I mean 😉


Last night after six plus hours of driving home from our Memphis trip I did not feel like fixing dinner- instead i opted to make smoothies milkshakes and smart pop. This was the best smoothie I’ve ever had. ever. It really can’t even be called a smoothie, its a milkshake and a DELICIOUS dessert! 


To continue on my date kick, I made our usually sunday after church lunch of tuna salad then decided to whip us up dessert  (Bowens here all week woop whoop). These peanut butter chocolate date balls are delicious!!! I love the chewiness from the dates and the vegan dark chocolate coating makes these super rich and satisfying.


 I am pretty excited to kick the halloween candy out and munch on these after supper.  Please let me know if you make either of these recipes in the comments below or tag me on instagram (@maggiegweir)! 


Vegan Peanut Butter & Date Oat Balls
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  1. 3/4 cup homemade/store-bought granola or quick cooking oats**
  2. 4-5 pitted medjool dates
  3. 2 T peanut butter
  4. 2 tsp coconut oil
  5. 1 tsp maple flavoring (can sub vanilla)
  6. 1/4 cup vegan dark chocolate chips
  7. *this recipe was originally made with oats, recently I made a variation using my homemade granola recipe and I love it even more! It taste just like a crunchy peanut butter cup
  1. In a food processor, combine oats, dates, maple flavoring, 1 tsp coconut oil and peanut butter and pulse until dates are broken into TINY pieces. The mixture will be crumbly but should come together when formed into a ball. Next form 1 T size balls with hands and place on sheet tray in freezer for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, melt dark chocolate with 1 tsp coconut oil in the microwave for 15 seconds then stir then zap another 10 second. Stir until chocolate finishes melting. Remove balls from freezer and dip in chocolate, let harden in freezer for another five min. I topped my date balls with chia seeds!
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 BONUS RECIPE: Banana & Date Milk Shake 

1 1/2 frozen bananas 

4 pitted dates

3/4 cup almond milk

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Blend ingredients together until smooth and creamy 

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