If you’re in the mood for a healthy chocolate milkshake, give this Easy Choc Medjool Date Smoothie a go. It’s gluten free, dairy free, vegan and sweetened only with two fresh Medjool dates.
I developed the recipe for Natural Delights® using their online Smoothie Nutrition Calculator. It’s a handy tool that allows you to build a smoothie to suit your needs with live nutrition calculations as you add each ingredient. It allows you to pick which type of smoothie you’re in the mood for: Energy, Recovery or Meal Replacement.
Then it gives you a range of ingredients to select from to build your smoothie. They all start with two fresh Medjool dates to naturally sweeten the smoothie and provide a good hit of potassium.
I used the Recovery smoothie type to build this Easy Choc Medjool Date Smoothie. Its nutrition summary comes out as:
I recommend ensuring that your coconut water is chilled, otherwise you could add a little ice. You could also substitute almond butter or another nut butter for the cashew butter. But I love the creaminess that cashew butter provides. The addition of chia seeds also helps to thicken up the smoothie.
More healthy smoothie recipes
This Orange Ginger Carrot Smoothie is a nutrient-dense option when you need a pick me up.
For a berry vibe, this Creamy Berry Smoothie gets its creamy texture from a blend of coconut flakes, cashew nuts and vanilla protein powder.
If you feel like a smoothie bowl, this Easy Green Breakfast Bowl is delicious topped with crunchy granola.
You can find all of my smoothies on the Smoothie Recipes page.
Easy Choc Medjool Date Smoothie Recipe
- 2 x Pitted Medjool Dates
- 2 tbsp cashew butter (see Note 1)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup coconut water, chilled
- 1 tbsp raw cacao powder (see Note 2)
1Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
2Pour into a glass and enjoy.
1. Cashew butter – I like to use cashew butter for its creamy and neutral flavor. However, any nut butter will work. Almond butter is great, or macadamia nut butter for a super indulgent option.
2. Raw cacao powder – Raw cacao powder has a higher level of antioxidants compared to regular cocoa powder. However, cocoa powder works well if that’s what you have at home.