Date, Tahini, and Cardamom Smoothie Recipe

Autumn Giles

Caramely fresh medjool dates complement super-savory tahini in this smoothie.

Note: For the best flavor (and easy blending) seek out fresher dates—often found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. If you use dried dates, it may take a little extra blending. For the smoothest texture, bring dates and tahini to room temperature before using. No need to bother getting out a cutting board to chop the dates; I simply tear them with my hands as I add them to the blender.

Recipe Details

Date, Tahini, and Cardamom Smoothie Recipe

Active 5 mins
Total 5 mins
Serves 1 serving


  • 3/4 cup plain, unsweetened almond milk

  • 3 medjool dates, preferably fresh (about 1 1/2 ounces) pitted and torn into 1/2 inch pieces

  • 2 tablespoons tahini

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom, plus more for garnish

  • 1 frozen banana, cut into 1/2 inch chunks

  • Pinch salt


  1. Combine almond milk, dates, and tahini in a blender. Pulse to break up the dates and then blend on high until a smooth paste forms, scraping down the sides of the blender as needed. Flecks of date should be visible, but the mixture should be smooth.

  2. Add the cardamom, banana, and salt to the blender. Blend on high speed until smooth. Garnish with more ground cardamom and serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
424 Calories
18g Fat
66g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 424
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 12mg 58%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 887mg 19%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)