Creamy Date Coffee Breakfast Smoothies

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

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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30 thoughts on “Creamy Date Coffee Breakfast Smoothies”

  • Wow, these smoothie are so cute! I would love to drink them for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Thank you for sharing this great recipe!

  • I always have a small jug of cold brew coffee in my fridge!! In the summer it gives me my coffee hit, without having to raise my body temperature!!! Even Australian summers need coffee 😉

    As someone who grabs a coffee and forgets breakfast this is going to be a game changer!!! perfect for on the go and sipping as I drive the kids to school!

    • I used to always forget to eat breakfast too, but I always try to eat something now. This smoothie sure does the trick! Thanks for stopping by, Claire!

  • Coffee smoothie! What a great idea, Marie! I can see myself starting the day with a huge glass of this!! Pinning.

  • love how creamy this looks! i typically make fruit-filled smoothies, so this one sounds really tasty (: and i’m a beginner with using dates (i was wary of them for a while and idk why), but excited to use them more now that i’m over my date phobia!

  • Wow a great idea to have some coffee smoothie today!! thank you so much for sharing 🙂 you are awesome dear

  • I love coffee! I did a little altering. I made this with frozen coffee cubes. Made it stronger. It was amazing!!! Thank you for sharing!

  • Yum! I always said I’m not a smoothie person (well, I’m still not for the most part) and was hesitant to try this because of the banana. Don’t get me wrong – I love bananas…in certain ways. Dates, on the other hand, probably border on addiction for me 🙂 I made this with a little modifying and fell in love. Taking from other posters – I often have leftover coffee in the frig, and sometimes coffee ice cubes (I’m making some now for my next smoothie). I think using coffee ice cubes will really give me the coffee punch I like, but it was still quite good this way, too. I used unsweetened oat milk instead of almond milk AND oats. Everything was cold or frozen (ok, not the vanilla) which kind of gave it a slushy consistency. I could partly eat it with a spoon and with a straw. Technically, I wonder if that’s really a smoothie – close enough. I know it’s the way my daughter likes them, too, so we probably feel the same way about smoothies. I didn’t feel I tasted banana but I think it certainly helped add to the sweetness. It’s just crazy how much sweetness dates and overripe bananas can add to something. I really felt I was eating/drinking something with added sugar! I know dates are over the top on sugar, but it’s natural!! I feel better about drinking coffee this way, too. Sometimes I get such a weird buzz from coffee I feel the opposite of energized. Consuming it with the other ingredients probably helps. Looking forward to tomorrow morning and I’ll make the full batch to share with my daughter (maybe my son, too, but he’s just overly picky – not in a healthy way). Thanks!

    • Hi Kate! Thank you for taking the time to comment on this recipe! I’m glad you enjoyed this smoothie even though you’re typically not a smoothie person.

      I need to try unsweetened oat milk. I’ve heard that it is tasty so I will buy a carton the next time I’m out getting groceries. I love the natural sweetness of dates (and bananas) too.

      I hope your daughter (and son?) likes this smoothie too!

  • I realized I forgot to select a rating for my previous comment. Still love it but just had a reactive hypoglycemia attack. I know for a fact that dates can and have brought this on for me in the past. Ugh, perhaps because it was first thing in the morning. I’ll need to get some protein along with this – even though it’s natural, the sugar (glucose.fructose), is pretty high – at least for me. Sad face

    • I’m sorry to hear that you experienced a reactive hypoglycemia attack from the dates. I hope that you are feeling better!

  • I’ve made this a couple of times, and it’s a really good coffee smoothie. I always drink cold brew, made at home, of course. I like my coffee black, with no sweetener. For this smoothie, I use 1 1/2 cups of coffee and 1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut milk. I also used coffee ice cubes. I usually add 1/2 tbsp each of ground chia seeds and flaxseed. I’m wondering how to make it taste less like banana. Maybe next time I’ll try using only 1/2 a banana. I like bananas, but I don’t want my coffee to taste like banana. Any suggestions? Thank you for sharing this yummy, healthy recipe.

    • Hi Patricia! I’m glad you like this smoothie! To make it less sweeter, you can definitely add less banana (or even a less ripe one so it’s not as sweet). Or you can substitute the banana with plain coconut yogurt or Greek yogurt.

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