3 Ingredient Strawberry Date Smoothie: Easy & Delicious!

This strawberry date smoothie is everything you want in a morning drink! It’s simple, with just 3 ingredients and a couple minutes needed to prepare, and it’s creamy and delicious too. It’s the perfect grab and go option to start your morning right!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

I love simple recipes that save me time on busy mornings. This easy smoothie checks all the boxes, with just a few ingredients and less than 5 minutes needed to have it ready to go.

A strawberry date smoothie also has some good benefits, such as being high in fiber and naturally low fat. Additionally, dates have lots of antioxidants and provide sweetness without using processed sugars.

You can even portion out your fruits ahead of time and then grab, blend, and go for a bigger time saving option! Smoothies are perfect for grab and go breakfast, or as a nutritious after school snack.

two strawberry date smoothies surrounded by fresh dates and strawberries

With the lovely pink color the strawberries give, it’s my favorite flavor option for Valentine’s Day too. Even your kids will like it!

Ingredients List

ingredients to make strawberry date smoothie
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries (4-6 whole strawberries depending on size)
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Ingredient Tips and Variations

  • You can also use fresh strawberries, but then you’ll need to add some ice to get a thicker consistency
  • Other varieties of dates are fine as well. Medjool are large, so if you use a smaller type of date, you may want to add 3 instead
  • The almond milk can be swapped for another non-dairy milk of choice, such as coconut or oat milk. You can also use ½ cup milk and 3 ounces of strawberry flavored yogurt (regular or Greek) if you want more creaminess
  • Variations: For a banana strawberry date smoothie, use ¼ cup fresh or frozen banana slices and ¾ cup strawberries. For a spinach strawberry date smoothie, add ¼ cup chopped or ½ cup fresh spinach leaves to the mix

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Place strawberries, dates, and almond milk into your blender
place strawberries, dates, and almond milk in blender
  1. Blend on the high, smoothie, or puree setting (depending what your model has available)
  2. Adjust if needed with more milk to thin, or more fruit frozen or ice to thicken
  3. (Optional) add in a serving of your collagen or protein powder and mix on the lowest setting
  4. Enjoy!
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Recipe FAQs

Are Dates Good For You in Smoothies?

Yes, dates add natural sweetness and are a good source of fiber and nutrients in smoothies.

However, they are also naturally high in calories, so it’s best to use them in smaller amounts or moderate your consumption.

What Are the Health Benefits of This Smoothie?

The smoothie is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and provides a natural energy boost.

It is also high in fiber to keep you feeling full longer, and contains no processed sugars.

How Can I Adjust the Sweetness of the Smoothie?

You can adjust sweetness by adding more or fewer dates based on your preference.

Alternatively, some added honey or agave can add more sweetness, if preferred.

Are There Variations for Making This Smoothie?

Yes, you can add spinach for a green boost or incorporate chia seeds for added texture and nutrition.

Other ingredients, such as banana or yogurt, can be added to make a creamier profile and different flavor combinations.

Recipe Pro Tips

  • This recipe was made in a full sized blender, but it will work in smaller, portable size blenders as well (you may need to add the strawberries in two batches to get them all mixed). See my note below on blender power, though
  • If your blender isn’t powerful (mine is 1000W and did alright), soak the dates in the almond milk for 20-30 minutes (or overnight in your fridge) before blending to soften them. You’ll end up with some chunks regardless since they’re so thick, but most should be small enough to pass through a straw
  • You can easily double or triple this recipe for multiple people, and it scales really well. I often blend enough for the whole family at once and just portion it into individual glasses for serving
strawberry date smoothies topped with fresh strawberries against a dark background

Storage Tips

  • While this smoothie is best enjoyed fresh, you can store leftovers in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Add more frozen fruit or ice and re-blend before consuming to adjust the consistency
  • For more morning time saving, pre-portion your fruit into individual bags and store in the freezer. Then just add milk, blend, and go, to save yourself a couple extra minutes. This is also handy for your kids and teens to make an after school snack themselves (if they can use a blender unsupervised)

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Final Thoughts

It doesn’t get much easier than this 3 ingredient strawberry date smoothie! Thankfully, you don’t have to sacrifice flavor to save on time.

Strawberries and dates provide plenty of natural sweetness, while adding fiber to keep you feeling full. It’s the perfect smoothie for your grab and go breakfast, or a pick me up snack in the afternoon.

The pink color is perfect for Valentine’s day, but it’s good any time of year. Honestly, strawberries always remind me of spring and summer (but thanks to the frozen ones, I get to enjoy them year round)!

Plus, it’s low fat, and naturally vegetarian and gluten free, so this smoothie works with a variety of dietary needs.

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Easy Strawberry Date Smoothie Recipe

This easy strawberry date smoothie has just 3 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to put together. It’s perfect for a grab and go breakfast or a sweet snack anytime!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Servings 1
Calories 222 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup frozen strawberries (approx 4-6 whole strawberries depending on size)
  • 2 Medjool dates (pitted)
  • 1 Cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Instructions
 

  • Place strawberries, dates, and almond milk into your blender
    1 Cup frozen strawberries, 2 Medjool dates, 1 Cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Blend on the high, smoothie, or puree setting (depending what your model has available)
  • Adjust if needed with more milk to thin, or more fruit frozen or ice to thicken
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can also use fresh strawberries, but then you’ll need to add some ice to get a thicker consistency
  • Other varieties of dates are fine as well. Medjool are large, so if you use a smaller type of date, you may want to add 3 instead
  • The almond milk can be swapped for another non-dairy milk of choice, such as coconut or oat milk. You can also use ½ cup milk and 3 ounces of strawberry flavored yogurt (regular or Greek) if you want more creaminess
  • Variations: For a banana strawberry date smoothie, use ¼ cup fresh or frozen banana slices and ¾ cup strawberries. For a spinach strawberry date smoothie, add ¼ cup chopped or ½ cup fresh spinach leaves to the mix
  • This recipe was made in a full sized blender, but it will work in smaller, portable size blenders as well (you may need to soak the dates and add the strawberries in two batches to get them all mixed)
  • If your blender isn’t powerful (mine is 1000W and did alright), soak the dates in the almond milk for 20-30 minutes (or overnight in your fridge) before blending to soften them. You’ll end up with some chunks regardless since they’re so thick, but most should be small enough to pass through a straw
  • You can easily double or triple this recipe for multiple people, and it scales really well
  • While this smoothie is best enjoyed fresh, you can store leftovers in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Add more frozen fruit or ice and re-blend before consuming to adjust the consistency
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brand and flavor of ingredients, size of fruit, any swaps or additions, and actual quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 441gCalories: 222kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 2.5gFat: 2.6gSaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 179mgPotassium: 718mgFiber: 6.8gSugar: 41gVitamin A: 752.4IUVitamin C: 61.4mgCalcium: 504mgIron: 2.2mg
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Katie Vine