Healthy, delicious, and easy to make, this Banana Almond Milk Smoothie recipe is naturally sweet, smooth and creamy, but also high in protein, fiber and calcium!
You’ll feel like you’re sipping on a sweet treat, while drinking something gluten-free, dairy-free and good for you! Enjoy it as a meal replacement for breakfast, an afternoon pick-me-up or a post-workout drink!
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I’m a devoted smoothie girl! I love my breakfast smoothies, post-workout smoothies and afternoon smoothies. Which means, I like to switch it up every now and then and throw a new smoothie in the mix!
Ever since I made this Banana Almond Milk Smoothie at the beginning of the summer, I can’t stop making it! It’s the perfect balance of naturally sweet, creamy and delicious! And BONUS, it’s quick and easy to make in just 5 minutes!
My fridge is always stocked with unsweetened almond milk. I love to add it to coffee and smoothies. Toss in some creamy almond butter, banana, cinnamon, hemp seeds and honey, and you’ve got yourself one great smoothie!
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If I’m making this smoothie after a workout, I also throw in some plant based protein powder. It pairs perfectly with this smoothie and gives it an even bigger boost of protein!
This smoothie, without the protein powder, already packs 14 grams of plant-based protein. Throw in a scoop of protein powder for an additional 21 grams of plant-based protein!
What you’ll need
- Almond butter – I use creamy almond butter because that’s what I always have in my pantry to spread on toast. If you’re on team crunchy almond butter feel free to use that instead!
- Almond milk – I prefer to use the plain, unsweetened almond milk. But if you like a hint of vanilla in your smoothie, feel free to try vanilla unsweetened almond milk.
- Honey – for a vegan substitute, use maple syrup instead of honey.
- Hemp hearts – I love adding these to smoothies for a boost of plant-based protein and zinc! You can leave them out, or replace them with chia seeds or flax seeds, if you’d like.
- Ground cinnamon
- Plant based protein powder (optional)
- Ice cubes
Two steps to smoothie goodness
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
- Blend until smooth and creamy!
Frequently asked questions
- Can you freeze almond milk for smoothies? I do not recommend freezing almond milk. It will separate when frozen and thawed, and the texture will not remain the same.
- How many calories are in an almond milk smoothie? This almond milk smoothie contains 472 calories per serving.
- How much almond milk should you put in a smoothie? I use 1/2 cup almond milk in each smoothie. If you’d like a thicker consistency, use only 1/4 cup almond milk.
- Why use almond milk in a smoothie? It’s lower in calories than coconut milk, soy milk or 2% cows milk, yet higher in calcium than cows milk or coconut milk.
- Can I add frozen fruit to this smoothie? Sure thing! To make a banana berry smoothie, instead of ice cubes, you can add one cup of frozen strawberries to this recipe. You can also omit the honey in the smoothie if using strawberries, as they will add natural sweetness to the drink.
More smoothie recipes
For more smoothie goodness, try these other delicious recipes!
- Banana Date Protein Shake
- Superfood Green Smoothie
- Heart Healthy Fruit Smoothie
- Vegan Avocado Smoothie Bowls
- Acai Blackberry Smoothie
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