This delicious Chocolate Banana Date Smoothie will not only satisfy any chocolate cravings, it will also give you a boost of essential nutrients to fuel your body. Your kids will love it too!
I make a lot of smoothies- not only do I love them but my kids love them too. Smoothies are great as a post-workout snack or an on-the-go breakfast. They’re also one of the few things I know my kids will always try. Plus, I can add in all sorts of healthy ingredients so it's a win-win situation! All you need to make a delicious smoothie is a few ingredients, a high speed blender and about 5 minutes. Check out my Quick Guide to Making Smoothies.
Chocolate Banana Date Smoothie
This delicious smoothie will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, it will also give you the nutrients you need to fuel your body. My kids are chocoholics so I decided to make them a chocolate banana smoothie. After all, you can’t go wrong with that classic combination!
To naturally sweeten the smoothie, I also add a couple of Medjool dates- my new favorite trick to sweeten foods without adding refined sugar. Dates are also great to sweeten muffins, cakes, and quick breads.
For an extra boost of nutrients, feel free to add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed or chia seeds. Both are rich in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and phytochemicals. To learn more, read my post all about the health benefits of flaxseed or my post about chia seeds.
This recipe is part of my 10 Healthy Smoothie Recipes For The New Year Collection
More Delicious Smoothie and Smoothie Bowl Recipes:
- Raspberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl
- Immunity-Boosting Orange Berry Smoothie
- Blueberry Banana Flaxseed Smoothie
- Tropical Smoothie Bowl
- Hydrating Green Smoothie
- Pineapple Banana Smoothie
- Energizing Green Smoothie
Chocolate Banana and Date Smoothie
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (can substitute any type of milk)
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 banana, frozen
- 1 pitted Medjool date (can add more for a sweeter smoothie)
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup ice cubes (if banana is not frozen)
- 1 tablespoon Optional: ground flaxseed or chia seeds
- Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve.
Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies says
What a great way to start the day! I will be on the lookout for Barlean's mix, as this sounds like something I would really like adding to my smoothies 🙂
Sarah Grace Spann says
wow I'm gonna have to try me some of that Barlean's blend, because I LOVE their chocolate greens! Use it in warm almond milk or my coffee every day 🙂 but coconut, chia and flax all in one? sounds like the perfect blend! Not to mention, looks like it was a great addition to this delicious looking smoothie!
Thanks Sarah, the blend is awesome! And now you have me dying to try their chocolate greens 🙂
Lisa Lin says
Definitely trying this smoothie later today!
Awesome! I hope you liked it!
Sarah www.thegourmetgourmand.com says
Congrats on the sponsorship! This looks like a great and nourishing way to start the day 🙂
Thanks so much Sarah 🙂
Tara Rochford says
This smoothie looks amazing!! Also, I think I NEED some of that flax, chia, coconut blend!!
Thanks Tara, the blend is terrific!
Kristy Sayer @ Southern In Law says
This is my kinda smoothie! I love anything with chocolate but I also feel like adding dates to smoothies just takes them to a whole new level of deliciousness! These look thick, creamy and absolutely delish! xo
Thanks Kristy! Seems like we're always on the same page...I love it!
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
Like your daughter, I am a chocoholic too and this smoothie would be a perfect ANYTIME treat! Now I need to look for Barlean’s flax-chia-coconut blend! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Shashi, the blend is great! Thanks for stopping by- chocoholics unite 🙂
Rebecca Pytell says
Nice classic, sweet and chocolate? Yum!
EA-The Spicy RD says
Yum!! I recently shared a Cacao Date Smoothie on my blog from Sarah Kozyk's new smoothie cookbook, and it is absolutely delicious. I'm completely smitten with dates in smoothies now 🙂 Love your version w/ bananas and the flax/chia/coconut blend. Cheers!!
Thanks EA, I'll have to check out Sarah's book! I love, love, love dates in smoothies 🙂
Yay! I love date smoothies, but I haven't had one for the longest time! This looks super good! Thoes straws are super cute! :]
Date smoothies are my latest obsession! Sienna loves playing with (aka destroying) these straws 🙂
This is right up my alley, Sonali! Looks delicious!