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When your sweet tooth hits, blend this cinnamon date smoothie. It’s a delicious dessert without the guilt, thanks to the natural sweetness from medjool dates, protein from plant-based milk and complex carbs from the rolled oats.

Cinnamon date smoothie poured into a glass with anise on top and dash of cinnamon.

Smoothies can be a great way to enjoy something sweet, while still reaping health benefits. I use my blender to make a variety of dessert smoothies like Banana Nice Cream, Red Velvet Smoothie and Mint Chocolate Smoothie. It’s amazing the delicious and nutritious treat you can create in a blender… just like this Cinnamon Date Smoothie.

Table of Contents
  1. Cinnamon Date Smoothie Ingredients
  2. Benefits of Blending Dates in Smoothies
  3. How to Make Cinnamon Date Smoothie
  4. Storage Tip
  5. More Date Recipes to Enjoy
  6. Cinnamon Date Smoothie Recipe
Cinnamon date smoothie using dates and rolled oats on countertop.

Cinnamon Date Smoothie Ingredients

  • Medjool dates: I’m using Natural Delights pitted Medjool Dates, which are grown in the beautiful, sun-drenched Bard Valley, grown with the help of the Lower Colorado River. Dates are a natural sweetener, bringing sweetness and nutrients to the smoothie. Fun fact: dates pack in 16 essential vitamins, minerals and disease-fighting antioxidants.
  • Rolled oats: Adds the fiber and whole grains to the date smoothie, which keeps you full. You can soak the oats ahead of time to remove the gritty texture of oats.
  • Ground cinnamon and vanilla extract: These spices make it taste like a cinnamon roll without any artificial flavors.
  • Non-dairy milk: I like to use oat milk or almond milk in this recipe. Read the labels to make sure they don’t contain added sugars. Some brands will even be higher in protein, which is a great option.

If you don’t like bananas in smoothies, try swapping one banana for 3 dates. You’ll still get the natural sweetness, but instead of a banana flavor, it’ll taste more like caramel. If you like both, do a little of each for an out-of-this-world treat.

Ingredients in white and metal bowls to make CInnamon Date Smoothie.

Benefits of Blending Dates in Smoothies

Dates are a whole fruit whose delicious natural sugars are paired with good-for-you dietary fiber. This combination is metabolized by your body slowly, resulting in lasting, natural energy to help carry you through your day – in a healthy, yummy way. This date smoothie provides sustained energy, instead of the sugar high, then crash.

Dates aren’t just a healthier, natural smoothie sweetener, they harness the power of potassium! Dates can help my muscles recover faster, and provide nutrition needed to maximize the workout. Fun fact: dates have 50% more potassium by weight than bananas, making them an excellent pre and post workout snack.

Side angle of CInnamon Date Smoothie in tall glass cups with medjool dates on the side.

How to Make Cinnamon Date Smoothie

  • Blend rolled oats until powdery. I do this in my Vitamix blender. You can also pre-soak the oats in the non dairy milk to soften them up and blend them with the liquid first.
  • Add dates, non dairy milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon to blender, and blend again. Make sure your dates have already been pitted, or pit them yourself before adding to the blender.
  • Pour into a glass containing 1 cup ice. Since we’re not using any frozen fruit in this smoothie, it requires ice to chill it down a bit. On a cold day, you can also serve this warm.

Storage Tip

You can store leftover cinnamon date smoothie in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 24 hours. Make sure to shake it before drinking.

More Date Recipes to Enjoy

Starting to crave other desserts like this cinnamon smoothie? Look no further than these smoothies and snacks that use dates as a natural sweetener:

Top view of cinnamon date smoothie with rolled oats sprinkled on top and on the countertop.
4.54 from 310 votes

Cinnamon Date Smoothie

I can’t wait for you to try this crowd pleasing Cinnamon Date Smoothie. It’s perfectly sweet and creamy, and will delight at your next party or family movie night. The dates naturally sweeten this cinnamon smoothie, while the rolled oats thicken it to a milkshake consistency.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based, Vegan
Serves: 1 serving

Ingredients  

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Instructions 

  • Blend oats until powdery.
  • Add dates, non dairy milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon to blender, and blend again.
  • Pour into a glass containing 1 cup ice, for an extra cold beverage.

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Notes

  • Ice can be added to blender at blending stage, yet blades tend to dull over time when blending ice, so we like to add it to our drinking glass.
  • If you prefer no ice in this smoothie, yet still want it to be cold, then place in freezer for 30 minutes before serving.
  • Use the dairy-free milk of your choice.

Nutrition

Calories: 421kcal, Carbohydrates: 86g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 503mg, Potassium: 668mg, Fiber: 12g, Sugar: 49g, Vitamin A: 119IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 565mg, Iron: 3mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Delivery hearty smoothie! Lovely cinnamon flavor that would be tasty served warm, or, freezing the base, and making a “milkshake!”

  2. 3 stars
    this tastes like dessert- my smoothies I really enjoy feeds my body with greens, and fruiy, I will use this one if I want a dessert for dinner, etc, thanks.

  3. 3 stars
    Is there a reason I couldn’t have just blended the ice cubes into the smoothie? woulda been thicker….

    1. Hi Debey, great question! You can absolutely blend the ice cubes right into the smoothie with everything else. That’s a great idea to add a little thickness to your smoothie!

  4. 2 stars
    Hmmm, I’m not too sure about this one. I love the fruit and veggie smoothies. I thought I would like this one too, but not too much. It kind of tastes like a cinnamon bun, if you can picture a liquid cinnamon bun, lol. Just not my cup of tea.

  5. 3 stars
    I really enjoyed this smoothie but would have preferred it during the autumn challenge. The flavor profile reminds me of fall. However, the smoothie was delicious and yet another recipe in my book.

  6. 5 stars
    I Have Eaten Dates Separately As A Snack And Now I Can Say I Have Had Them As A Smoothie. I Thought The Smoothie Was Delicious And Filling. I Added Chia Seeds And Hemp Hearts For More Protein After My Workout. I Will Make This Again. The Blend Of Cinnamon And Dates, So Good 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    Loved this! So different than my normal fruit or green smoothie. This was my first time putting oats in a smoothie and it made it very filling and satisfying.

  8. 4 stars
    This was good and easy to make. It was perfect after my run. One thing I want to try next time is adding some protein powder.

  9. 5 stars
    I added a 1/2 a frozen banana, some yogurt and collagen protein powder to this Cinnamon Date smoothie. This was a good breakfast start for the hot day. I was missing some flavor so next time I think I’ll add in some peanut butter. Still very good.

  10. 5 stars
    I liked the recipe, but I wasn’t wild about it I think this would be great in the winter time. I didn’t add the ice I just added cold water to get it a pinch more liquified. The oats sucked up the almond milk so that’s when I added water I could taste the dates and a bit of the vanilla bean I used. It was good and all but I would drink. it more in the winter and add apple. I didn’t this time but when I wrote the recipe down I included the apples.

  11. 5 stars
    This is “comfort in a glass”.
    The warm cinnamon and sweetness from the dates along with the vanilla and oatmeal is very comforting to me.
    Kind of reminds me of an oatmeal raisin cookie.

  12. 5 stars
    This smoothie would have been delicious had I realized the dates were not pitted !! Yep.My smoothie was full of itty bitty pieces of pits. Ulgh!!! Otherwise it had a delicious flavor!!