Date and Espresso Protein Smoothie

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Start as you mean to go on by enjoying this easy and nutritious Date and Espresso Smoothie for breakfast. Save time by combining your caffeine fix with breakfast on the run. Perfect for post early morning workouts to hit you up with wholefoods, fiber, slow release sugars and protein. It may look pretty, but this beverage packs a nutritious punch. 

Ingredients (Smoothie) 

  • 3 3 Medjool dates, pitted

  • 70 g 70 Banana, sliced (1 small banana)

  • 40 g 40 Cauliflower

  • 1 tbsp 1 of Protein powder

  • 1 tsp 1 Raw cacao

  • 60 ml 60 Shot espresso

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 Milk of choice 

  • 1 tbsp 1 Peanut butter

  • 3/4 cup 3/4 Ice cubes

  • Pinch Sea salt  

  • Topping 
  • 1/4 cup 1/4 Milk  

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 Ice

  • Cinnamon to garnish

  • Optional Extras
  • Hemp Seeds or top with toasted hemp seeds

  • Collagen powder 

  • Vanilla extract


  • To Prepare (Smoothie) 
    Place all ingredients in a high power blender and blitz until smooth. Fill your glass, leaving enough room for the topping.
  • Topping
    Place milk and ice in a high power blender and blitz until frothy and icy. Top up the smoothie and sprinkle with cinnamon. 

Cooking Notes

  • You can use any nut butter but here’s why I choose peanut: It’s the cheapest nut butter and most readily available. Peanut butter is highest in protein of all the nut butters. Plus, peanut butter is full of antioxidants (particularly resveratrol) as well as folate, manganese, vitamin E, and B vitamins, as well as coumaric acid, which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. Peanuts also have lots of monounsaturated fats, which have been associated with lower inflammation and reduced heart disease risk.
  • Cauliflower is high in a range of vitamins and minerals including packing a big vitamin C punch. Great for its antioxidants and dietary fiber.
Author: Codesquad