Spiced Date Smoothie

Spiced Date Smoothie {Beard and Bonnet}

Confession: I paid $6 for an epic date smoothie….it was so good in fact that I went back and paid $9 for a large two days later.

I have to admit I am pretty ashamed of this. I mean seriously, there are SO many things I could have done with that money. $15 worth of gas would get me around town for about a week. I could almost take the fruit bandit to a matinee movie or have coffee with my daughter. Instead I spent that money on smoothies! Granted it was during the Christmas rush and I was feeling like a smoothie breakfast was a MUST while I was on the go, but still. $15 for 2 smoothies!!!

Spiced Date Smoothie {Beard and Bonnet}

Last weekend when the craving hit for that epic pricey smoothie I decided enough was enough – I was going to make that smoothie on my own! I knew the main ingredients were dates, nut milk, and spices, but that was about it. I tested different nut milks, I added all sorts of warming spices, I pinched some sea salt, and I ultimately decided that there was no ice only frozen bananas.

All I can say in the end is that this is one lip smacking, soul warming, hunger quenching smoothie that I would pay epic prices for if I hadn’t already figured it out! Bonus: this one is so cheap to make I don’t mind sharing it with our kids.


Spiced Date Smoothie

  • Author: Beard And Bonnet
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 2 cups ten Free & Vegan)”>cashew milk, or other nut milk of your choice
  • 1/2 cup pitted, roughly chopped fresh Medjool dates
  • 1 teaspoon alcohol free vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 frozen bananas, cut into 1-inch pieces


  1. Place all of the ingredients in the order listed into a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
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  1. Gaby January 6, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    I just had a date milkshake while I was in Palm Springs…delicious!! I could go for one right now!

    1. Meg January 7, 2015 at 9:58 am

      They are SO good!!!

  2. Carol January 6, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Oh my, this looks heavenly! I could definitely start my morning off with this! 🙂

    1. Meg January 6, 2015 at 1:31 pm

      Thanks Carol! I don’t mind an early start to the day as long as this smoothie is waiting on me.

  3. Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) January 6, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Gosh that date smoothie must have been insanely delicious for you to go back and get the large at that price. I think you made a beautiful one here.

    1. Meg January 6, 2015 at 1:30 pm

      Well Jocelyn, it was insanely delicious. I talked myself into the larger by considering it breakfast and lunch. Also, I was doing research for my own date smoothie at home 😉


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