Almonds are my go-to snack since they provide a quick boost of healthy fats, protein and fiber. I often take them on long runs, into the Grand Canyon, and you can probably find some floating around my purse in case of an emergency. So this almond smoothie recipe was a no-brainer8230;. almonds + almond milk combined with bananas and strawberries quickly becomes a filling and delicious breakfast.
How to Make an Almond Smoothie
Get ready for the world8217;s healthiest fast food- a smoothie. In 1 easy step you8217;ve got a meal that is filling, full of great nutrients, and tastes delicious.
Almond Smoothie FAQs
Yes! Adding in raw almonds, almond milk, or almond meal to your next smoothie will give you a fiber and healthy fat boost.
Only if you don8217;t like almond milk8230; It8217;s a delicious, plant based option that easily blends with a variety of fruits + veggies. Almond milk adds in some good nutrients as well as works as a natural thickener.
They can be! If you8217;ve got a high powered blender, then you can add pretty much any raw nut to a smoothie and enjoy its benefits. If your blender isn8217;t Vitamix-grade, then soak the nuts for 4 hours before blending to soften.
Swap in 1 serving of your fav plant protein powder for chia seeds. The cinnamon honestly makes this smoothie next level, yet just omit if cinnamon isn8217;t your thing. While this is called an almond smoothie8230; no judgement if you use a different plant milk. Cashew or oat would work great!
Almonds are a pretty impressive nut. 1 ounce holds 3.5 grams of fiber, 6 grams of protein, and 14 grams of fat as well as large amounts of the recommended daily value of vitamin E, manganese, and magnesium.
I use both almonds and almond milk in my almond smoothie recipe to increase all the goodness going into my body.
Store-bought almond milk: There are so many brands to choose from when buying almond milk. I love the variety and accessibility of plant based milks today! Yet ALWAYS read the labels (even of your fav brand!) to make sure companies aren8217;t trying to slip weird ingredients into your milk.
Homemade almond milk: I love making my own plant milk. It8217;s easy + I know exactly what goes into it. If you8217;ve never tried to make your own before, then try it! You might never go back to the store bought stuff again.
Check out theses great smoothie recipes that use almonds or almond milk:
Epic Almond Smoothie
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tbs almonds
- 1 banana
- ½ cup strawberries (frozen)
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)
Calories: 339kcal (17%) Carbohydrates: 44g (15%) Protein: 9g (18%) Fat: 17g (26%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g Monounsaturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 1g Sodium: 329mg (14%) Potassium: 727mg (21%) Fiber: 12g (50%) Sugar: 19g (21%) Vitamin A: 94IU (2%) Vitamin C: 53mg (64%) Calcium: 456mg (46%) Iron: 2mg (11%)