Coconut Date Cardamom Smoothie

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inspired by: the dragonfly coffee house

You know those moments where you taste something for the first time and go I NEED TO HAVE THIS IN MY LIFE ALWAYS?

That’s how we felt the first time we tried The Dragonfly Coffee House‘s Coconut Date Cardamom Smoothie.

Now, I have been a strong proponent against dates for as long as I can remember. Even the constant “Want a date?” jokes from one of my best friends in college were never endearing enough to convince me to eat one. But when I bought this smoothie for Brent on the way to pick him up for work, I couldn’t resist taking a sip.

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I had never felt so fondly about dates in my life!

The balance of flavors was perfectly unexpected, and I almost didn’t save any for Brent. He immediately agreed it was something we should try and replicate at home. The recipe that follows is our attempt a recreating this smoothie. It’s still not quite there, but it’s still delicious, filling, and refreshing. Although we first began obsessing over this smoothie in late spring/early summer, cardamom is also one of my favorite spices to play around with during the fall. I can’t say I’ve changed my mind entirely on dates – I still don’t like eating them on their own – but this particular combination has made a lasting impression.

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Coconut Date Cardamom Smoothie
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Total time
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 3-4
  • 8-10 dates, pitted and halved
  • 1½ cups coconut milk (for variation, you can use almond milk)
  • 1 tsp. each cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom (you can add more or less of any spice to taste)
  • 2 tbsp. raw honey
  • Ice to reach your desired texture
  1. Soak pitted and halved dates in coconut milk for 15 minutes.
  2. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour smoothie into a glass and drink until your heart is content.


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