Dates are known for being a particularly sweet fruit. Thus, they are great in smoothies for natural sweetening. For example, if your green smoothie is too bitter, adding a handful of dates can naturally sweeten it. Be sure to remmove the pits before using dates, or buy them pre-pitted.
One pitted Date has 20 calories 20, no fat or sodium, 47 mg Potassium, 5 g total carbs, .6 g fiber, 4.5 g sugar and .2 g protein. It is that sugar content that makes them nice and sweet.
Here are our recipes that include dates, but also consider using them anytime that you want to make your smoothie sweeter.