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

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 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.

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
4.53 from 298 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 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 plant 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.

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. 4 stars
    Pretty good…I like the taste but it seems chalky…maybe soak the oats in the liquid first would alleviate this

  2. 4 stars
    What a delicious treat! I’ll make it again when I’m in the mood for something special as it is on the sweet side for my taste.

  3. 4 stars
    Loved this one. Even my 24 year old son has been drinking these smoothies with me and he loved this one.

  4. 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!!!!

  5. 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

  6. 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!

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 4 stars
    This was a nice sweet treat. It definitely needed the ice because it was too warm for my liking otherwise.

  11. 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.