Chocolate Date Smoothie

I have a creamy and just incredibly satisfying and delicious chocolate date smoothie for you today. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

*Scroll down to find useful and relevant information about the recipe should you want to*.

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Chocolate And Date Smoothie Topped With A Chocolate Square

Chocolate Date Smoothie

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Dates and chocolate work so well together, if you have not yet tried this combination, now is your chance to try it, by making this delicious chocolate date smoothie!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 3 pitted soft dates
  • 12 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 cup frozen bananas
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. If the dates are not soft, soak them in hot water for 4-5 minutes, then strain them.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blitz until smooth. For about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 388
  • Sugar: 29.7
  • Fat: 19.2
  • Carbohydrates: 54.3
  • Fiber: 10.2
  • Protein: 7.8

Do Dates Blend Well In Smoothies?

There are things you should know about blending dates.
Blends don’t blend well if you don’t prepare them right or have a strong enough blender.

Here are the steps to successfully blending dates:

  • #1. Pit The Dates.
  • #2. Soak The Dates In Water If They Are Too Hard For 5 Minutes.
  • #3. Use a Powerful Blender.
  • #4. Blend Long Enough. For About 5 Minutes.

Following these steps, you should be able to blend dates perfectly.

chocolate smoothie being poured from a blender to a tall thin glass cup

Should You Soak Dates For Smoothies?

Dates do not need to be soaked for smoothies, however, you will need to soak them in water in some instances.

For example, if you do not have a powerful blender, you need to soak the dates in hot water for a couple of minutes, then strain them.

Another instance where you will need to soak dates is if the dates you have bought are really dry. Typically, dates should have a softness to them.

In that case, they will require soaking in water to soften up, regardless of whether you have a powerful blender or not.

Thin Glassed Cup Filled With Chocolate Smoothie

Benefits Of Chocolate And Date Smoothie

Even though this date smoothie is chocolate flavored, it doesn’t means it’s not good for you.

Do note though, that the smoothie is quite high in calories, so wisely choosing the rest of your meals is crucial to avoid weight gain if weight gain isn’t what you want.

Here are some of the benefits of this date shake:

  • Increased Energy
  • Curbs Sugar Cravings
  • Aids Digestion
  • Aids Heart Health
  • Fills You Up
  • A Source Of Vitamins And Minerals

And more.

Chocolate And Date Smoothie Topped With A Chocolate Square

Recipe Variations:

I have a couple of optional recipe variations that you could try, in the case when you dislike certain ingredients or simply don’t have them at home.
Here they are:

  • For a chocolate date smoothie with no banana, use mango instead.
  • If you don’t like peanut butter, you can use almond butter instead.
  • If you are nut-free, you can use oat milk instead of almond milk, and substitute the nut butter for sunflower seed butter.

I hope you like this creamy and easy chocolate almond date smoothie. Any thoughts, or things you have tried that work better, feel free to drop us a comment below. I am here to learn, just like you.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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