Healthy Chocolate Banana Date Smoothie

a glass filled with thick banana date smoothie, topped with chocolate shavings and 2 paper straws

This healthy date smoothie is easy to make with 5 simple ingredients, packed with nutrients, ready in less than 5 minutes and tastes so delicious and satisfying for breakfast or snack anytime.

chocolate date smoothie in a glass topped with chocolate shavings and almonds for decoration

Smoothies are my go-to drink for a quick breakfast or snack anytime. They are mostly healthy, filling and tastes delicious <— A win-win!

One of our family favorite smoothie recipe is this smoothie with dates. Dates add sweetness, makes the smoothie creamy and adds nutrition. Kids love it since it is sweet and chocolatey, perfect snack when they are playing outside.

Adults love them since it packed with nutrients like potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, fiber, protein, calcium, iron, Vitamins E / B12 / B6, and calcium. It is also filling, satisfying and tastes delicious.

Why is this Date Smoothie gonna become your favorite too?

  • Healthy
  • Creamy
  • Filling
  • Just 5 ingredients
  • Nutritious
  • Tastes amazing

Main ingredients:

Dates – These are two types of dates generally found in grocery stores – Soft, plump Medjool dates and drier, chewier Deglet noor variety. This recipe uses 3 Medjool dates (If using Noor variety then use 4 to 5 dates)

Banana – Either a fresh or frozen banana will work for this recipe

Almond butter – Peanut butter is a great substitute

Cocoa powder – Dutch process cocoa powder

Milk – Use full fat or reduced fat milk.

How to make dates banana smoothie?

Add pitted dates, banana, almond butter, cocoa powder, milk and vanilla extract into a blender and blend until very smooth.

Enjoy immediately.

Have leftover ripe bananas? Check out these recipe ideas: Eggless Banana bread, Banana sheet cake, Banana mug cake or Banana pancake cups.

a glass filled with smoothie with dates and stainless steel straw

Date smoothie FAQ

Are dates good for sweetness?

Dates are a source of fructose, a natural sugar found in fruits and a few vegetables. Hence, they make a great healthy replacement for white sugar with almost 30 grams per serving.

How do you soften dates in smoothies?

Medjool dates are much more softer when compared to the Noor variety, so they don’t need any prepping before making banana date smoothie. If using Noor variety, then blend dates along with the liquid for 20 to 30 seconds (this helps in breaking down the fibers and resulting in a more creamier smoothie), before adding the remaining ingredients.

Are dates a healthy snack?

Dates are chewy with a sweet flavor, can satisfy your craving for a dessert or something sweet. A single serving can leave you full, suppress appetite for hours, helps in avoiding unhealthy snacking. Dates are high in potassium, magnesium, iron, manganese, selenium, zinc, significant amount of dietary fiber, B complex vitamins (helps in regulating your metabolism) and iron, which helps in boosting your energy levels.

How many dates should I eat in a day?

Dates are dried fruits, which results in a higher calorie content than most fresh fruits. A serving of 3 to 5 Medjool dates has 140 calories, so it recommended to consume them in moderation which can help in weight loss as well.

How many calories are in a date smoothie?

In a date smoothie recipe, there are 333 calories.

How do you make this dairy free?

Simply replace regular milk with almond milk.

Best blenders for smoothie:

A high speed blender like Vitamix or NutriBullet is great for smoothies.

chocolate date smoothie in a glass topped with chocolate shavings and almonds for decoration

More healthy recipes with dates:

Healthiest Chocolate Hummus – only 4 ingredients

Date and Almond Candy – Healthiest

Date Nut Bars

Raw Date and Nut Salami

Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

Nutella Stuffed Dates

or more sweet recipes

Yield: 2 Servings

Healthy Chocolate Banana Date Smoothie

This healthy date smoothie is easy to make 5 simple ingredients, in less than 5 minutes and tastes so delicious and satisfying.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately.

Notes

Nutrition - Packed with potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, fiber, protein, calcium, iron, Vitamins E / B12 / B6, and calcium.

Dates – These are two types of dates generally found in grocery stores – Soft, plump Medjool dates and drier, chewier Deglet noor variety. This recipe uses 3 Medjool dates (If using Noor variety then use 4 to 5 dates)

Banana – Either a fresh or frozen banana will work for this recipe

Almond butter – Peanut butter is a great substitute

Cocoa powder – Dutch process cocoa powder

Milk – Use full fat or reduced fat milk.

Dairy free - Simply replace regular milk with almond milk.Best blenders for smoothie:

Blender - A high speed blender like Vitamix or NutriBullet is great for smoothies.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 333Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 7gSugar: 32gProtein: 10g

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