Glasses of Date Smoothie, a green breakfast smoothie.

Date Smoothie: Green Breakfast Smoothie

This Date Smoothie is an easy, delicious, and healthy green breakfast smoothie recipe to kick-start your day! Try this green date smoothie loaded with banana, mangoes, spinach, almond butter, oats, and Medjool dates!

Glasses of Date Smoothie, a green breakfast smoothie.
Date Smoothie: Green Breakfast Smoothie

Date Smoothie is an easy, delicious, and healthy green breakfast smoothie recipe to kick-start your day! This green date smoothie is loaded with banana, mangoes, spinach, almond butter, oats, and Medjool dates!

Glasses of Date Smoothie, a green breakfast smoothie.

At the start of each new year, I like to add a fresh smoothie to my repertoire. After 20 years of making smoothies, you would think that the smoothie might be losing its luster, but that can never, ever happen. My blender gets used every single day, often multiple times a day. And today’s smoothie embraces my latest obsession.

Medjool dates.

As a little girl, I first tasted Medjool dates many years ago when my aunt brought us a box when she was visiting from Oman, where they lived for many years. But I will admit that my love for Medjool dates truly began last year.

I found myself adding dates to my daily breakfast oats, dicing them up into little cubes, and swirling them into my oats, along with a homey, unphotogenic mash of ripe banana and almond butter. I’ve been snacking on them, tossing them in salads, and baking with them.

And as you now know, I’ve also been blitzing them up into a green breakfast smoothie that I must admit is a little more photogenic than my bowl of mushy oats (though equally delicious!).

It’s a wonderful, refreshing way to kick-start my day, keeping me fueled all morning long!

Ingredients for a Date Smoothie

Date Smoothie

Medjool dates are a wonderful source of potassium (more than a banana!), pack in a lot of fiber, and add a natural sweetness to smoothies. I love popping about 3 dates into the blender, along with almond milk, a ripe banana, frozen mangoes, spinach, a dollop of almond butter, and a few spoonfuls of oats. This green breakfast smoothie leaves me satisfied and ready to tackle the day!

Ingredients for Date Smoothie on a wood board to make a Green Breakfast Smoothie

Green Breakfast Smoothie

Some tips to consider as you make this smoothie:

  • This recipe makes for a deliciously creamy green breakfast smoothie. If you wish your smoothie to be a little lighter and frostier, add some ice to the smoothie. I start with 1/4 cup, but feel free to add an additional 1/4 cup of ice to the blender (1/2 cup total).
  • The sweetness of the smoothie comes from the banana and the dates. Be sure to use a very ripe banana.
  • Dried Medjool dates can come in various degrees of “dryness.” Some are moist and plump, while others can be much drier. If you find your dates are quite dry or stale, consider soaking them in water to bring back the moisture, which will help with the blending process.
Ingredients for a Date Smoothie in a blender.

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Glasses of Date Smoothie, a green breakfast smoothie.

Date Smoothie: Green Breakfast Smoothie

A Date Smoothie is an easy, delicious, and healthy green breakfast smoothie recipe to kick-start your day! This green date smoothie is loaded with banana, mangoes, spinach, almond butter, oats, and Medjool dates! This makes 2 8-oz servings.
Glasses of Date Smoothie, a green breakfast smoothie.
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5 from 3 votes
Course Beverages, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 292kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk plain, unsweetened
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3/4 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup ice
  • 3 Medjool dates pitted
  • 3 tablespoons rolled oats (old fashioned)
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons hemp seeds optional

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a blender, place the almond milk, banana, mango, spinach, ice, dates, oats, and almond butter.
  • Blend on high speed until smooth.
  • Pour into two glasses, top with hemp seeds, if desired, and enjoy immediately!

Notes

Date Smoothie Recipe Notes

  • This makes for a deliciously creamy green breakfast smoothie. If you wish your smoothie to be a little lighter and frostier, add an additional 1/4 cup of ice to the blender (1/2 cup total).
  • The sweetness of the smoothie comes from the banana and the dates. Be sure to use a very ripe banana.
  • Dried Medjool dates can come in various degrees of “dryness.” Some are moist and plump, while others can be much drier. If you find your dates are quite dry or stale, consider soaking them in water to bring back the moisture, which will help with the blending process.

Nutrition

Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 700mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 1464IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Sabrina

    5 stars
    great smoothie idea, had never thought about dates but an excellent sweetener when I feel like it, like these other smoothie ingredients too, thank you!

    Reply
  2. mobasir hassan

    5 stars
    Everything is so nicely described that really helped me. This date smoothie is a wow. I am looking forward for more such delicious recipes in coming days also.

    Reply
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