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Creamy Date Coffee Breakfast Smoothies

Creamy Date Coffee Breakfast Smoothies

Hello! I’m back with a super easy and quick smoothie! It’s like having your coffee and oatmeal all in one, but in a delicious creamy, drinkable form.

Plus, it’s naturally sweetened! Check out this Creamy Date Coffee Breakfast Smoothie!

What’s in this tasty smoothie?

Medjool dates, a banana, rolled oats, vanilla extract, milk, coffee, and ice in bowls and on a plate.
  • Coffee: You get a little caffeine boost from the strong coffee, which can help you feel less tired and more energized.
    • I like to brew a cup of strong coffee first thing in the morning and let it cool while I get ready for the day. Then I finish the smoothie after it’s cool to the touch.
    • Another option is to use cold brew coffee.
      • What’s cold brew coffee? Cold brew coffee is made by steeping ground coffee in cold water for 12 hours or more. Then the coffee grounds are filtered out using a coffee filter, metal sieve, cheesecloth, or French press. It tends to taste mellower and is less acidic than a regular cup of coffee.
  • Unsweetened almond milk: It’s creamy, nutty, and dairy-free. You can replace almond milk with another milk of your choice.
  • Rolled oats: Oats are fibre-rich, which aids in digestion and helps lower cholesterol.
  • Banana: I always seem to have bananas at home. It’s sweet and has a creamy, tender texture. It’s also high in potassium, vitamin C, and fibre.
    • TIP: For smoothies, use a ripe banana (where the peel is bright yellow to having many brown spots) as it is sweeter in flavour than a green banana.
A closeup of a small bowl containing chia seeds; dates, banana, rolled oats, and vanilla extract in the background.
  • Medjool dates: This fruit is plump and soft in texture. It’s also fibre-rich and contains nutrients such as potassium, calcium, and copper, which contribute to the health of your cardiovascular system.
    • TIP: Remember to remove the seeds. I just take a small paring knife, run a shallow cut down the length of the date and remove the seed with my fingers.
  • Chia seeds: I love throwing chia seeds into almost all my smoothies. Why?
    • They are tiny, yet they pack a healthy kick to any food you add it to. They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, high in protein, and full of vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron, and magnesium.
  • Vanilla extract: Adds a hint of that wonderful flavour.
  • Ice: Makes the drink nice and cold!
Three glasses of creamy date coffee breakfast smoothies on a wooden platter surrounded by medjool dates and coffee mugs.

Overall this date coffee smoothie is:

  • Delicious and good-for-you: It’s refreshing, naturally sweeten, creamy, and full of nutritional benefits!
  • Fast and easy to make: Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Great for a quick breakfast or mid-day snack.
  • Take it on-the-go: Fill up your favourite portable tumbler for the road.
  • Vegan and gluten-free: Just make sure that the ingredients such as the oats are made in a gluten-free facility (it’ll probably say it on the package label).
Three glasses of creamy date coffee breakfast smoothies on a wooden platter surrounded by medjool dates, measuring spoons, and coffee mugs.

I hope you try this coffee breakfast smoothie recipe! If you do, please leave me a rating and comment down below or tag me on any of my social media. I’m @yay_for_food on Instagram. I’ll love a picture!

Creamy Date Coffee Breakfast Smoothies

Creamy Date Coffee Breakfast Smoothies

Yield: 2-3 (makes 4 cups)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Creamy and delicious! Start your morning with this refreshing coffee and date smoothie that will give you a healthy energy boost for the day!


  • 1 cup black coffee, cooled (or cold brewed)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, chilled
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 banana, peeled (fresh or frozen)
  • 3 Medjool dates, seeded
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Large handful of ice cubes (5-6)


  1. Place all the ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Once blended, taste and adjust according to preferences such as adding more milk to thin out the smoothie or more dates for added sweetness.
  3. Best served immediately.


  • Substitute the almond milk with a different milk of your choice if you prefer.
  • Nutritional calories represents one serving for a total of three servings.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 8gSugar: 32gProtein: 6g

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Friday 21st of July 2023

This is a great smoothie recipe! I added some cinnamon....such a treat! thanks!

Marie | Yay! for Food

Friday 21st of July 2023

Thanks Joan!


Friday 19th of May 2023

This turned out really yummy! I like the consistency, a little thinner than other smoothie recipes. I ended up adding 2 scoops of vanilla vegetarian protein powder and 3 more dates. So good!


Thursday 13th of April 2023

This smoothie was delicious, richand Creamy.

Marie | Yay! for Food

Wednesday 19th of April 2023

Thanks Patricia!


Thursday 16th of February 2023

This was ok. I used the ninja blender instead of the Vitamix and the oats didn't blend in as well. That made it a but gritty. The flavor was good though. I also felt like it wasn't as thick as I would prefer, I may just skip the added milk. I also felt like it was missing a flavor.


Tuesday 10th of January 2023

Took this straight from alton brown eh? Or did he get it from you...

Marie | Yay! for Food

Tuesday 10th of January 2023

It is inevitable that recipes end up similar to one another. I doubt he got this idea from me, but it looks like I posted my recipe (2018) before he did (2020).

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