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 308 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  

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. 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.

  2. 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!!

  3. 5 stars
    This was surprisingly (to me) delicious! It was a bit thick since I didn’t have ice and it got blended a bit too long–just like oatmeal would thicken up. I gather if I added just a little ice or ice and cold water, along with cold almond milk… it would remind me of a horchata! I will definitely try it that way the next time. I wonder if keeping it cool will keep the oatmeal viscosity down a bit… 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    I love this recipe and blend it often! I make sure to let it chill in the fridge before enjoying so it is cool.

  5. 5 stars
    I can see a lot of people didn’t like this shake… Well, I was thinking about giving it a 4 1/2 stars but I can’t do that. So, I was going to do four stars but then I thought, you know this is the base of many shakes I already make. If you add a little apple, and banana it will be like an apple pie shake. Also this particular shake would do well with cold brew. I add oatmeal and almost everything I blend… Need the fiber lol! But really I add the oatmeal because it’s great for keeping your cholesterol down and good for your heart. I made the shake as is and the review is as written. Instead of using ice cubes I used ice water. And because I have a vita mix blender it literally shreds everything so you don’t even notice you are drinking oatmeal.

  6. 3 stars
    This one didn’t have much flavor. I added a banana and chia seeds to give it a little boost.

  7. 4 stars
    I like the flavour of this smoothie. I cut the amounts in half, used oat milk, only 1 date, and added a bit of water.