date smoothie using Natural Delights Dates

Cinnamon Date Smoothie

PUBLISHED: 1.28.2021

Look no further for your next dessert! This date smoothie is delightfully creamy, and full of flavor + nutrition.


date smoothie using Natural Delights Dates

Cinnamon Date Smoothie

PUBLISHED: 1.28.2021

Look no further for your next dessert! This date smoothie is delightfully creamy, and full of flavor + nutrition.


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 perfect Natural Delights dates, how can you not dive right in?!

Date smoothie using whole food ingredients

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.

simple, plant based ingredients like Natural Delights dates are great

Naturally sweetened 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 date smoothie? Look no further than this rawkstar 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

Non-smoothie date recipes

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

Natural Delights 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

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


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.


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3 pitted, organic Medjool dates
  • 1 1/2 cups non dairy milk (cashew, almond, or oat)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup ice, optional


  1. Blend oats until powdery.
  2. Add dates, non dairy milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon to blender, and blend again.
  3. 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.

Keywords: date smoothie, date smoothie recipe, Natural Delights dates

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


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  1. Colleen says:

    I used this recipe as a base and then added frozen banana and about 2T leftover pumpkin purée since I had to finish up a can. Wow, it was so good!

  2. Anthony says:

    Tastes really good but a little chalky. I use a Nutribullet so maybe it didn’t ground the rolled oats enough.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Thanks for giving it a blend Anthony! Maybe try a bit more milk or a dif milk next time to see if that helps the consistency for you. 🙂

  3. LINDA E says:

    This recipe sounds yummy. With Medjool dates and oatmeal, how could it be NOT be delicious??? I am anxious to try it.

  4. Jennifer A says:

    A creamy and delicious sweet treat! If you like cinnamon, you will love this!

  5. Colleen says:

    I had to use soy milk as nuts aren’t safe for us. The end result was very liquidy. I was tempted to add a banana but usually try a recipe as written first. Next time I’ll add a banana for smoothness. I’ll also add flax meal, hemp hearts, and chia seeds for a nutritional boost. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      So awesome Colleen! Love that you are making great swaps for your family. Def keep us all posted on how your options work out!

  6. Michelle Shrewsbury says:

    This smoothie is absolutely outstanding! It is so tasty and delicious, it would be great anytime of day, especially breakfast! At the moment I am experiencing a lot of pain from a kidney stone and made this smoothie for the first time to try to cheer myself up and boy oh boy…. it did! I think I might make a second one!!!! The oats, cinnamon, dates, vanilla, and oat milk was incredible! (And I don’t even like dates, but this is fantastic!!!!!) Bravo on another delightful smoothie!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Oooh girl – I feel ya. Those kidney stones are no joke! Hang in there and so glad this smoothie brought you some comfort. xoxo

  7. Rachel says:

    i know this recipe is good, i have made myself many times a smoothie with just 2 dates because they are soo sweet. I also add dried mushroom blend and alternate with ashwagandah and maca. I also add half cup of oatmeal. Or i also add some plain yogurt. the dates give lots of fiber and sweetness to just about any shake you make. I love them just like that also when i dont add them to my shake, to fill a sweet tooth.

  8. Lori Sanderson says:

    Ohhhh I love dates and Cinnamon, I can’t wait to try this!!!

  9. Trina Denton says:

    Thank you for this recipe! Can’t wait to try, I love these dates – great in recipes and as a treat when you’re craving something sweet!

  10. Antavia says:

    Very, very delicious. Next time, I will add some spinach to it.

  11. Erica says:

    I have had belly problems all my life, now at the ( Dinosaur according to my 12 years old son ) age of 42 I have been adding your smoothies to my diet for some time and well…
    There’s no easy way to say this….
    Been sick for a while -covid, here in Stockholm it has been a really big outbreak so sadly enough I’m far from alone in this…
    Sickness aside – This warm and yammy smoothie made my immune system, body and soul do a ( a out of rhythm n’ hoffiin+ puffin kind of ) Cha Cha Cha
    And as many, many times before I’ll send you a thought filled with gratitude, love n’ blessings
    Thank you for making good and healthy available for everyone, no matter how big wallet!
    Love From Erica in Sthlm Sweden❤️

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      We’re doin the cha cha cha with you Erica! This is so awesome!!! Love and leafy greens right back at ya!

  12. Lourdes Seecharan says:

    I made this smoothie tonight. I really am impressed with dates. Never really had them. I love the almond butter and grapes smoothie. This one was tasty but the cinnamon was too strong for me and I love cinnamon. The oats were a little chalky but maybe its bc I used old fashioned oats. I dont know what they meant by rolled oats in the recipie. The dates were super sweet. I cut the recipe by one date and cut one tsp of cinnamon and cut a 1/4 of Oatmeal. I will absolutely make it again. My suggestion is too add things in slowly until you find the sweet spot, lol! Good job guys and keep the recipies coming!

  13. Jill Dace says:

    Looks amazing! Love the use of dates.

  14. Corrinne says:

    Delicious! So yummy!! I’ve been waiting all day to make this and just finished blending. The cinnamon taste is so amazing and I did not add any ice either. It’s cold where I live and it’s perfect right out of the blender at the temperature of the almond milk. Thanks, Jen! Delish!

  15. Angela says:

    Yum! I made this as soon as I read the email. I love the taste of cinnamon in my smoothies, and this was amazing! I will say I didn’t even add ice because I wasn’t in the mood today for cold, and I still enjoyed this recipe. Thank you!

  16. Anita says:

    This smoothie blend was not pleasant for me. I do enjoy eating dried dates! A thank you for your creation experiment it was simply not a pleasant experience for me

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Oh no Anita! If you try it again, def post again to share what you customized to make it work for you – we’d love to know!

  17. Mel G says:

    This looks amazing and I love your star anise garnish. I feel like dates do not get the recognition they deserve. They are a well kept secret, I suppose.

  18. Lisa Hendrix says:

    OH. MY. GOODNESS!! I am a huge smoothie fan, but this is definitely at the top of the list! Love it.

  19. Pat Bacon says:

    Really tastes like a cinnamon roll! If you love cinnamon, you will love the Cinnamon Date Smoothie!

  20. Penny Stafford says:

    This sounded delicious when I saw it and did not disappoint when I made it. It’s delicious! Not surprising though, I make one of Jen’s simple green smoothies every weekday morning. Thank you for sharing your creative, yummy recipes.

  21. Arleicha says:

    I love cinnamon rolls…So I’m excited to make this for myself, and my 2 year old Grandson! I’m giving it 5 stars in advance, because I know it’s going to be Delicious!

  22. Danielle Hinkson says:

    This will be my celebration smoothie when I finish the Thrive 7 Day Reset this weekend! I’m thrilled to have healthy AND tasty options for my sweet tooth!

  23. Carol says:

    I gave it five stars because even though I haven’t made it yet, oats, dates and cinnamon are one of my favorite combos. I am going to share this with my brother later today. Thanks for what is obviously another great recipe! I work in retail, but I often recommend your site to my customers who are looking to up their game.

  24. Phillip Hurlbut says:

    I have been drinking Your oatmeal Smoothie A couple times a week . The cinnamon date Sounds very similar And I am excited to try it . I love dates ! Thank you For keeping Me Healthy! ☺

  25. Debbie A Meshishnek says:

    Can’t wait to try this one, I love cinnamon ❣

  26. Cheryl Dziobecki says:

    Used coconut milk. Like all ingredients had on hand!

  27. Beatrice says:

    I love dates and really enjoyed this smoothie! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  28. Louise says:

    Have tried a lot of different recipe, but never tried anything like this one. Sounds easy and interesting.

  29. Suzanne says:

    Love dates & can’t wait to make this smoothie!

  30. Evee Greer says:

    Dates are my favorite natural sweetener. I love this smoothie recipe and the caramel apple dip on your site that use dates! Thank you for the yummy, healthy recipes.

  31. Chiantelle says:

    Oooh love dates! I went to Palm Springs this time last year and learned so much more about them while having some date shakes too. I love how versatile they are as a snack or as a sugar substitute for baking. I don’t think I’ve ever added rolled oats into my smoothies so I’m definitely trying this out 🙂 thank you for sharing!

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