I love smoothies of all kinds, even ones that aren’t green! When my sweet tooth hits, I head to the kitchen to whip up this cinnamon date smoothie; it’s a seriously delicious dessert, without the guilt. Made with 100% whole food, plant based ingredients like these incredibly soft dates, how can you not dive right in?! The dates add a caramel tone to this cinnamon smoothie— it’s truly perfection.

date smoothie using Natural Delights Dates
Table of Contents
  1. Natural Delights Dates
  2. More Dessert Smoothie Recipes
  3. More date recipes on the blog
  4. Cinnamon Date Smoothie Recipe

Natural Delights Dates

For this smoothie recipe, I’ve partnered with Natural Delights to use their pitted Medjool Dates to create this drool worthy date smoothie recipe. Natural Delights Medjool dates are grown in the Bard Valley, a beautiful, sun-drenched area fed by the Lower Colorado River where Arizona and California meet.

Cinnamon smoothie using whole food ingredients like dates and ground cinnamon

These dates are naturally sweet and packed with 16 essential vitamins and minerals as well as disease-fighting antioxidants. They’re perfect for any special diet since they are gluten-free, nut-free, Kosher, Halal, Vegan, Paleo and a raw whole fruit – they’re also available in organic varieties.

simple, plant based ingredients like Natural Delights dates are great

Naturally sweetened cinnamon date smoothie

I always seek out the most natural sweetener options I can find. Natural Delights Medjool 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.

And these dates aren’t just a healthier, natural smoothie sweetener. Natural Delights Medjool dates harness the power of potassium, having 50% more potassium by weight than bananas, which makes them an excellent pre- and post-workout snack. That’s why I add them to my post workout vanilla and chocolate smoothies– dates can help my muscles recover faster, and give me the nutrition I need to maximize the work I just put in.

a beautiful, healthy dessert

More Dessert Smoothie Recipes

Starting to crave other desserts like this cinnamon smoothie? Look no further than this list of recipes. These smoothies are a perfect afternoon pick-me-up, or a fun date night treat:

If plant based ingredients blended to perfection are wrong, then I don’t wanna be right!

Natural Delights dates are used in this smoothie

More date recipes on the blog

If dates are a new ingredient for you, then you’re probably looking for more ways to use them aside from smoothies. While I love dates in my smoothies, I also love putting them to work in other dishes too. Honestly, I just slice my Natural Delights dates down the middle, then fill them with a tablespoon of peanut butter. Such a good + filling snack… excuse me while I go make some now!

But seriously, here are a few ways I like to use dates:

Natural Delights dates in smoothies and beyond

Medjool dates are versatile, so you can eat them as-is, stuff them (like my date + peanut butter snack), chop and add to a salad or wrap or throw them in a smoothie for a little added sweetness. How do you like to use dates in your kitchen? I’d love for you to leave a rating of this smoothie as well as comment with your fav way to use dates.

A date smoothie that is simply delicious
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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 mins
Total: 5 mins
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based, Vegan
Serves: 1 serving

Ingredients  

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 3 medjool dates pitted
  • 1 ½ cups dairy-free milk ex: cashew, almond, or oat
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 serving homemade protein powder optional
  • 1 cup ice optional

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.

Video

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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This blog post and delicious date smoothie recipe are sponsored by Natural Delights, using their Medjool Dates.

About the Author

Jen Hansard

I went from exhausted mama to running across the Grand Canyon, riding & hiking to the top of the tallest waterfall in North America with my kids. How? I fell in love with the smoothies and plant-based meals you can find on my blog.

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  1. 5 stars
    Cinnamon & Dates??
    Yes, absolutely, two of my very favorite add-ins. This was a great drink today, I really enjoyed it & will make this smoothie more often.

  2. 3 stars
    I found this to be quite thin and decided to blend the ice in. I also added half a frozen banana and protein powder for added creaminess.

  3. 4 stars
    I’m not a date fan, but my husband liked it so I split the difference. It was fast to make though and other than the dates, I already had everything on hand.

  4. 4 stars
    Made it twice. Once with almond milk—good. Oat milk is even better—thicker and creamier.

  5. 5 stars
    Good day/evening #6 I had reservations about this one. It kind of reminds me of Spanish oatmeal. I like cinnamon but two tablespoons seemed like a lot to me so I used one and a half and it was pretty good. I will definitely keep this one on my smoothie rotation. I think next time I will add a dash of nutmeg.

  6. 4 stars
    I blended the smoothie then added the cup of ice and blended again. It was reminiscent of an iced chai latte. Yummy! Thanks for the recipe!!

  7. 5 stars
    Delivery hearty smoothie! Lovely cinnamon flavor that would be tasty served warm, or, freezing the base, and making a “milkshake!”

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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 🙂