Craving a milkshake, but want something more nutritious? Try this creamy banana date smoothie! Dates are a nutritious ingredient to add to smoothies as a natural sweetener. This smoothie is packed with wholesome ingredients, including hemp seeds, rolled oats, and peanut butter. With 15 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber, blend up this smoothie for a filling breakfast or healthy dessert!

Head over to my smoothie recipes page for even more healthy smoothie inspo!

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This banana oats date smoothie is creamy and sweet like a milkshake!

As a Registered Dietitian, medjool dates are my favorite nutrient-dense smoothie ingredient to add when I want a smoothie that is extra sweet.

Dates are a good source of fiber, and provide a variety of micronutrients including potassium, iron, copper, and magnesium.

This date banana smoothie may be sweet, but is still a nutritious breakfast smoothie, or healthy dessert recipe!

In addition to dates and banana, it’s filled with other wholesome ingredients like peanut butter, hemp seeds, oats, and milk.

Blend this smoothie up in 5 minutes and enjoy!

banana date smoothie ingredients measured out

Ingredients

Here is everything you need to make this smoothie recipe:

  • Frozen banana: Make sure your bananas are nice and ripe with brown spots on the peel before you freeze them for maximum sweetness.
  • Medjool dates: Medjool dates are my preferred type of date to add to smoothies because they tend to be softer and sweeter than other varieties. You can also use another type of date, like Deglet Noor dates.
  • Peanut butter: Peanut butter adds creaminess to this smoothie with a boost of protein and healthy fats. Try swapping it for almond butter or tahini for an equally delicious smoothie!
  • Hemp seeds: I love blending seeds into smoothies because they pack such a big nutritional punch. Hemp seeds are a packed with plant-based protein, essential fatty acids, and fiber.
  • Milk: I used regular milk because that is what I had on hand. But if you want to make a plant-based and vegan smoothie, try using soy milk or another plant-based milk.
  • Rolled oats: It might seem strange to put oats in a smoothie, but they add a pleasant nutty flavor and lots of nutrients! Oats are one of the best sources of soluble fiber, which can help lower blood cholesterol levels.
  • Cinnamon: Since dates have a caramel-like flavor, cinnamon is the perfect addition to enhance them!
  • Vanilla extract: A splash of vanilla extract rounds out all the flavors in this smoothie.
  • Ice (optional): Make this smoothie extra thick and extra chilled with a handful of ice.

Kitchen equipment needed

  • Blender
  • Measuring cups and spoons

I do recommend using a high-powered blender for this particular smoothie because it helps cut through the dates better.

If you don’t have a high-powered blender, try soaking the dates in hot water for 15 minutes before adding the to the smoothie. This helps soften them for easier blending.

Step-by-step instructions

Just like most smoothies, this recipe is incredibly easy to make. Add the ingredients to your blender, blend on high for about 1 minute, pour, and sip!

banana date smoothie ingredients in a blender before being blended up
banana date smoothie in a blender

Smoothie blending tip: Add softer ingredients and liquids to the blender first, followed by hard and frozen ingredients.

Storing smoothies

This smoothie is best enjoyed fresh, but you can store it in the fridge overnight.

Store in an airtight container and give it a good stir before you drink it the next day.

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Dates nutrition benefits

Compared to sugar or liquid sweeteners, dates are a smart choice to add sweetness to smoothies.

Three medjool dates provides 5 grams of dietary fiber, or 20% of your daily needs!

The same serving of medjool dates provides micronutrients, too:

  • 522 mg potassium (11% of your daily needs)
  • 0.604 mg pantothenic acid (12% of your daily needs)
  • 0.27 mg copper (30% of your daily needs)
  • 40.5 mg magnesium (10% of your daily needs)

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banana date smoothie in two glasses on wooden/marble coasters

Creamy Banana Date Smoothie with Oats

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  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh, RD
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: smoothies
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian
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Description

Craving a milkshake, but want something more nutritious? Try this creamy banana date smoothie! Dates are a nutritious ingredient to add to smoothies as a natural sweetener. This smoothie is packed with wholesome ingredients, including hemp seeds, rolled oats, and peanut butter. With 16 grams of protein and 9 grams of fiber, blend up this smoothie for a filling breakfast or healthy dessert!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 5 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 ripe bananas, frozen
  • 1/2 cup ice (optional)


Instructions

  1. Add the ingredients to a high-powered blender in the order listed.
  2. Blend on high for about 1 minute, or until smooth and creamy without any lumps.
  3. Pour into two glasses and serve right away. 

Notes

Storage

This smoothie is best enjoyed fresh, but you can store it in the fridge overnight.

Store in an airtight container and give it a good stir before you drink it the next day.