Coconut, Date, and Almond Breakfast Smoothie

Almond date smoothie

This coconut, date, and almond milk smoothie is one of my favorite weekend breakfasts, especially for lazy mornings when I’m craving something sweet.

This recipe is super simple and easy to prepare. The most important thing to remember when making this is to finely chop your dates. Speaking from experience on this one! Whole dates will get stuck in the blender, and large chunks make it difficult to drink this smoothie through a straw. It took me a few tries to determine that small-but-still-chewable date pieces (about 1/4″ square) work best for this recipe.

The combination of chewy dates and crunchy coconut, with an added boost of protein from the almond butter, create a filling breakfast smoothie. An ice-free version (maybe with extra banana for added creaminess) also works well as an afternoon snack, similar in consistency to a milkshake but with a few nutritional benefits (and a little less guilt!)

By the way, how cute is this glass mason jar bottle? It’s a recent purchase from Flying Tiger Copenhagen, which is quickly becoming my favorite place to find fun kitchen accessories!

Almond date smoothie

Smoothie Tips

Any type of “milk” (almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, etc.) will work for this recipe. I like using this vanilla-almond-coconut blend by Almond Breeze. I don’t like overly sweet smoothies, so I go with the unsweetened version. If using a sweetened milk, you might want to omit the banana…unless you enjoy a very sweet treat!

Ice is optional here. I used about 1 cup of crushed ice; you could use more, or less, or omit it entirely for more of a milkshake-like smoothie.

Almond date smoothie

My “to do” list currently includes a bowl version of this almond-date smoothie. Recipe coming soon! In the meantime, feel free to check out my patriotic berry-cherry smoothie bowl recipe.

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Coconut, Date, and Almond Breakfast Smoothie
A sweet blended breakfast smoothie made of dates, almonds, coconut, and banana.
Almond date smoothie
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Smoothies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Smoothies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
Almond date smoothie
Instructions
  1. Finely chop dates. (This step is important--do not attempt to add whole dates to your smoothie; they'll end up stuck in the bottom of the blender!)
  2. Combine almond milk, banana, dates, vanilla extract, shredded coconut, and almond butter to blender and blend until smooth. Add ice (if desired) and continue to blend until smoothie reaches desired consistency.
  3. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Any type of "milk" (almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, etc.) will work for this recipe. I like using this almond-coconut blend by Almond Breeze.

As mentioned above, it is important to make sure to finely chop your dates. Whole dates will get stuck in the blender, and large chunks make it difficult to drink this smoothie through a straw.

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