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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
    This smoothie reminds me of eggnog. I love this smoothie. I also wasn’t sure I would like it with oats. I was concerned about my husband liking this as he is so darn picky. He loved it! So far, there isn’t a smoothie from this challenge he doesn’t like!!!!

  2. 4 stars
    Heavier drink, kind of like a post workout. Not my favorite in terms Of flavours but great portion fills you up quick similar to the bahama mama one

  3. Great Smoothie for for breakfast. I added a banana & walnuts to my husband’s. He said it was a little too sweet but, did taste like banana bread (next time I’ll 3 leave the dates out). In mine I added , not bad!

  4. 4 stars
    Very nice dates added just that extra tidbit of sweetness The cinnamon is perfect I used rice milk And my protein powder I enjoyed it I would make it again

  5. 5 stars
    This was so good! The cinnamon and dates reminded me a bit of fall, which was perfect on a hot summer day. Dates are a bit expensive, so this smoothie cost a touch more to make than some of the others, but it was worth it.

  6. 5 stars
    Interesting. Fabulous! I was surprised by how much I loved it (I had it over ice). It’s good to have a hearty smoothie recipe that will fill me up for awhile. Most of the fruit smoothies don’t keep me full very long; though, they are healthy and taste good. I will definitely be making this cinnamon date smoothie often.

  7. 4 stars
    This was a nice sweet treat. It definitely needed the ice because it was too warm for my liking otherwise.

  8. 5 stars
    This smoothie was delicious. I didn’t have any dates but I had organic date syrup and it worked perfectly. Also added about 1/3 of a banana to make it more creamy.

  9. I wanted to love the smoothie today, but ours turned out chunky because I had to borrow my sister’s blender. I brought all my smoothie supplies, but forgot the Vitamix:( It still had great flavor, but had lots of date and oat chunks. I am going to make this one again with the Vitamix, because I know I’ll love it. Not all blenders are created equal. Lol! I substituted raw goat milk for the milk and blended ice in as well to make it cold.

  10. This is my very favorite dessert smoothie! I found I wasn’t blending the oats enough so the smoothie had a gritty texture. Today I Blended the oats on high while I got everything else ready and the resulting smoothie was smooth and creamy. Yum!!