This date smoothie is ready in just 5 minutes and is loaded with protein and nutrients that will help you start your day!

Date Protein Smoothie

Creating smoothies is an easy and nutritious way to start your day. Actually, smoothies are good any time of the day in my opinion 🙂

Smoothies are incredibly versatile because you can add just about any fruit or vegetable you want to change the taste, texture and health benefits.

Date and Banana Protein Smoothie

Today’s healthy smoothie recipe is actually a protein smoothie. What ingredients make this smoothie a protein smoothie?

  • Milk – Milk is loaded with protein and other nutrients, including an excellent dose of vitamin D.
  • Protein Powder – While you don’t have to add this to your smoothie, it does increase the protein and will help you stay fuller longer.
  • PB Powder – I love using PB Powder, it’s lower in fat and calories than peanut butter but it still gives you a nice dose of protein.
Protein Smoothie with dates

I love adding bananas to smoothies, they are slightly sweet and actually add to the creaminess of a smoothie. Bananas are also an excellent source of potassium, which is great for workout recovery. If you are enjoying a protein smoothie I would guess that you are either looking forward to a healthy meal option and/or adding to your workout routine, so adding this Date and Banana Protein Smoothie to your day is a great option.

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Healthy Date Protein Smoothie

Can you use almond milk in this smoothie recipe?

Absolutely! Feel free to use the liquid that is best suited for you and your family. I do recommend using a dairy milk or a milk substitute.

Why is there cinnamon in this smoothie?

Well, I love cinnamon…but the real reason is that cinnamon is said to help our metabolism, and I am all for help with that!

Why did I add dates to this protein smoothie?

Dates are delicious, naturally sweet and a great source fiber, potassium, and antioxidants. All of switch are great additions to your diet! I used Medjool dates in this smoothie, but if you cant find them in store, you can use regular dates.

Banana Peanut Butter and Date Smoothie

Dates have actually been harvested for centuries….did you know that they are one of the oldest fruits in the world?

Well, go ahead and grab some Medjool dates and let’s make my Banana Peanut Butter and Date Smoothie.

Oatmeal Date Bars

Oh, and since this smoothie recipe only calls for 3 Medjool dates, you will probably have some leftover, I definitely recommend making these Healthy Oatmeal Date Bars.

Commonly Asked Questions About Our Banana Peanut Butter & Date Smoothie

Q: What makes this a protein smoothie?
A: Milk, protein powder, and peanut butter powder add protein.

Q: How long does it take to make this date smoothie?
A: Only 5 minutes – it’s a very quick smoothie to whip up.

Q: What kind of dates are used in this smoothie recipe?
A: Medjool dates are used, but regular dates can subbed.

Q: Is this banana peanut butter smoothie vegan?
A: No, it contains milk, but a non-dairy milk could be substituted.

Q: Why are dates included in this peanut butter banana smoothie?
A: For natural sweetness, fiber, potassium and antioxidants.

Q: What milk is used in the date and banana smoothie?
A: The recipe uses skim milk, but any milk could be used.

Q: How many servings does this smoothie recipe make?
A: This makes 2 servings of the smoothie.

Q: Can you use almond milk in this date smoothie?
A: Yes, any milk substitute like almond milk could be used.

Date Protein Smoothie

Date and Banana Protein Smoothie

Tracy Shaw
Loaded with nutrients this date protein smoothie is a nutritious way to start your day or to have as a snack!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course 30 Minutes or Less, Breakfast, smoothie, Snacks
Servings 2
Calories 304 kcal



  • 3 medjool dates pits removed
  • ½ banana
  • 1 ½ cups milk we used skim
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 scoop protein powder we used vanilla
  • 5-6 ice cubes


  • Place all the ingredients into your favorite blending device and blend until smooth.


Actual protein may vary by the powder you utilize.
Depending on your PB Powder, Sodium may be 131.3.


Calories: 304kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 19gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 244mgPotassium: 635mgFiber: 4gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 384IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 271mgIron: 3mg
Keyword 30 minute meals, dates, protein shakes, smoothie, smoothie recipe, smoothie recipes
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