Recipe: The Tiger Shake

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘WINTER MEALS THAT HEAL’.

Spiced date shakes are popular in India. This is a nice change from the frozen berry and banana shakes that can leave you chilled (not recommended for a winter morning). The hemp hearts, dates, and cinnamon have a warming and soothing effect on the body. Maca is also a reproductive tonic, meaning it protects against stress-induced imbalances in sex hormones. This shake gets its creaminess from the sterol-rich tahini, which is a wonderful immune booster.
(Makes 2 large or 3 shakes)

Tiger Shake RecipeIngredients

  • 2½ cups water
  • 1 large apple, chopped
  • 2 large medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 Tbsp tahini
  • 1 Tbsp maca powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of pink sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp hemp hearts

1) Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Julie Daniluk, RHN: Nutritionist and TV personality, Julie Daniluk is the award-winning, bestselling author of Meals That Heal Inflammation & Slimming Meals That Heal. Her 3rd book, Hot Detox, was on the Canadian Bestseller’s list for 11 weeks in 2017 and is already in its second printing. Julie is finishing her 4th book due for release in September 2021 by Penguin/Random House Canada. Julie hosts Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show that looks at the ongoing battle between taste and nutrition. Over the past 10 years the show has aired in 78 countries and in 11 different languages. Julie has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, including The Dr. Oz Show. She is in her 10th season as a resident expert for The Marilyn Denis Show. Check out more information at and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram @juliedaniluk

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