Smoothies are a great way to nourish your body with natural energy and vitamin boosts. If protein is what you’re looking for, then def give this almond milk smoothie a blend. It’s a berry filled, protein powered beverage that can fuel your day the right way.
What’s in an almond milk smoothie?
This smoothie is loaded with berries, banana, and almond milk. Feel free to use the berries of your choice. If you’d like a lower sugar option, then use 1/2 banana and 1/4 cup cauliflower. This keeps the sweetness yet cuts back on the natural sugar.
Make sure to use unsweetened almond milk in this smoothie, as sweetened almond milk often has gums + additives that the body doesn’t need. If you love the idea for this smoothie but need an almond-free option, then keep reading!
Store bought vs homemade almond milk
While almond milk has come a looong way since first appearing on grocery store shelves, making your own almond milk is a great option too. Reading labels is important, yet when you make your own milk, you know exactly what goes into it… plus, it’s super easy!
I’ve got a no-fail homemade almond milk recipe, yet my team’s also done the research to find the best store-bought almond milk brands as well. Either way, you can’t go wrong with a good plant milk and a great almond milk smoothie recipe like the one below!
Non-dairy milk alternatives
While almond milk is super popular as well as easily available at most grocery stores, it might not be for everyone. If you love the idea of a milk-based smoothie yet can’t do almond milk, then that’s okay! There are SO many great options out there: oat, coconut, soy, cashew, hemp, flaxseed, rice… the possibilities are seemly endless.
Either make your own dairy free milk, or grab a new kind from the store next time you shop; I promise you’ll find an option that’s right for you.
It can be! Almond milk has fewer calories and fewer carbs than cow milk. Yet not all almond milk is the same. Def read labels when buying to minimize your exposure to gums and additives in almond milk. This almond milk smoothie is a healthy breakfast or snack.
Since more than 2/3 of adults have a dairy intolerance, I recommend reaching for a non-dairy milk option for smoothies. Honestly, each kind of milk has different pros and cons, so really the healthiest milk for smoothies is the one that’s right for you. Check out my guides on shopping for oat or almond milk to help.
More smoothies with almond milk
If this smoothie turned you into an almond milk lover, then I’ve got some more great recipes for you!
Don’t forget, if almonds aren’t your thing, then just swap the almond milk for your fav dairy free milk option. You can’t go wrong with cashew, oat, coconut, pecan, rice, walnut… the sky’s the limit! This almond milk smoothie will still be super creamy and delicious, no matter the milk you choose.
This is one of our favorite combos – strawberries, blueberries, and banana to use in a protein packed smoothie.
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 banana
- 2 tbs almonds, optional*
- 1 serving Protein Smoothie Boost, optional
- Blend spinach and almond milk until smooth.
- Add the remaining fruits and blend again.
*Soak almonds overnight in water before blending, or use almond meal instead. Use at least one frozen fruit to make the green smoothie cold. Any variety of berry can be substituted.
- Category: Smoothie
- Method: Blending
- Cuisine: Healthy
Plant-powered Protein Boost
Boosting smoothies with protein helps keep you full longer, and helps your body better process all the leafy greens + fruit you’re consuming. Protein Smoothie Boost is the cleanest way to add protein to smoothies, and it’s for all smoothie lovers! No need to lift weights to enjoy added protein (yet it works for gym enthusiasts too!).
I love that this plant protein powder can quickly turn any smoothie into a complete meal that my body will benefit from. It adds 10 grams of protein, turning this almond milk smoothie into a 14.7 gram protein drink!