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.
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.
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.
Naturally sweetened cinnamon date smoothie
I always seek out the most natural option I can find when it comes to sweeteners. 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.
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:
- Peanut butter chocolate smoothie
- Coconut joy smoothie bowl
- Strawberry milkshake
- Cacao dessert smoothie bowl
- Red velvet green smoothie
- Skinny mint smoothie
- Raspberry smoothie
If plant based ingredients blended to perfection are wrong, then I don’t wanna be right!
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:
- Carmel apple dip
- Chocolate-fiber smoothie cubes
- Homemade granola bars (just swap 1/2 cup raisins with 1/2 cup chopped dates)
- Homemade plant milk (I add 2 dates in when I make milk in my Almond Cow. The taste is next level!)
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.
Cinnamon Date Smoothie
- 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.
- 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.
This blog post and delicious date smoothie recipe are sponsored by Natural Delights, using their Medjool Dates.