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Horizontal image of a purple smoothie in two tall glasses with gold paper wrappers at the base of each, with red and white striped paper straws and a whole strawberry garnish, with scattered berries on a gray surface with a white cloth in the background, against a mottled blue and white backdrop.

Berry Date Smoothie with a Kick

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 large smoothies 1x


Want to spice up your morning? Try this creamy berry date smoothie with a kick. Tart berries, sweet dates, and a spicy cayenne finish.


  • 4 cups raw goat’s milk, cow’s milk, nondairy substitute, or 2 cups kefir + 2 cups milk
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger (or ⅛ tsp freshly grated ginger)
  • 1/81/4 tsp cayenne
  • 6 large or 9 small pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen whole strawberries


  1. Combine all ingredients in the order they are listed in the ingredients list in a high-speed blender, like a Vitamix.
  2. Taste and adjust to your liking before serving.


Nutritional information below includes protein content for goat’s milk.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Smoothies
  • Method: No-Cook, Blender
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Keywords: berry, goat's milk, breakfast, smoothie, cayenne