The Best Healthy Almond Butter Smoothie Recipes to try

There are many reasons to add almond butter to your smoothie. Almond butter is a good source of healthy fats, protein, and fiber. It can help to make your smoothie more filling and satisfying. Additionally, almond butter can add a delicious nutty flavor to your smoothie.

Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie (The simple option)

This Blueberry Almond butter smoothie is a delicious, nutritious smoothie made with wild blueberries, banana, almond butter, flaxseed, and chia seed. A delicious, plant-based breakfast or snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups ripe chunks of frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 Tbsp chia seed
  • 1-2 Tbsp protein powder

Instructions

  1. Add frozen banana, blueberries, almond butter, flaxseed meal, chia seeds, and almond milk to a high-speed blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth.
  2. Add frozen banana, blueberries, almond butter, flaxseed meal, chia seeds, and almond milk to a high-speed blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth.

To serve:

  • Pour a bit of light coconut milk or almond milk into your serving.
  • Garnish with additional chia seeds and/or almond butter (optional) and enjoy! 

Nutritional information:

One serving 183 calories, 31 gm carb, 5.5 gm fat, 0.7 gm sat fat, 3.8 gm protein, 6.6 gm fiber.


Spinach Almond Butter Smoothie (The superfood option)

A handful of spinach is a great addition to an almond butter-focused smoothie. It boosts the nutrient and antioxidant levels of the drink.

With almond butter smoothies, you can add a little more spinach than usual without affecting the taste too much. This is because, as with most nut kinds of butter, almond butter can mask the taste of other ingredients.

Almond Butter Spinach Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any other non-dairy milk)
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries (or any other frozen fruit)
  • 1 banana, fresh or frozen sliced into coins (about 1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter (smooth or chunky)

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter or other nut butter
  • 1 Medjool dates, pitted and torn into pieces,
  • 2 to 4 ounces of spinach
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. If the blender gets stuck, stop it, jostle the ingredients with a knife, and purée again.
  3. If the smoothie is too thick, add water or more almond milk till the purée is the consistency you like.

Strawberry, Banana, and Almond Butter Smoothie (The fruity option)

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen peeled banana (cut into -inch pieces)
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • ¼ cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon plus teaspoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup of water
  • Salt

Instructions

Combine all of the ingredients except the salt in a blender and process until smooth. Season with salt and serve.

Nutritional information:

One serving 376 cal, 63 gm carb,13 gm fat, 1.6 gm sat fat, 8 gm protein, 6 gm fiber.


Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie (The Protein punch)

This smoothie is made with cocoa powder and almond butter, and it is thick, creamy, and protein-packed.

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons maple almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup protein powder 

Instructions

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and puree until smooth. Add ice until you’ve reached desired consistency.

Nutritional information:

One serving 304 calories, 31 gm carb, 10.9 gm fat, 1.8 gm sat fat, 25.7 gm protein, 10.9 gm fiber.


Avocado Almond Butter Smoothie (The fat-fueled option)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Whey Protein
  • 2 tbsp raw almond butter
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2-3 ice cubes
  • 1-2 tsps Maple Flavored Sugar-Free Syrup (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour into a glass, drizzle on some extra almond butter, and enjoy!

Nutritional information:

Nutrition Facts: 442 Calories, 31g Fat, 7g Net Carbs, 30g Protein


Ingredients that mix well with an almond butter smoothie

Fruit

  • Apples

Apples mix well with almond butter because they add sweetness to the almond butter.

  • Bananas

Bananas are a classic pairing with almond butter because they are sweet and creamy and complement the nutty flavor of the almond butter.

  • Strawberries

Strawberries are a good choice if you want a little tartness to balance out the sweetness of the almond butter.

  • Blueberries

Blueberries are another good option for adding sweetness and color to your almond butter smoothie.

  • Raspberries

Raspberries can be used in place of strawberries if you prefer a more tart flavor.

  • Oranges

Oranges on their own don’t go well with nut butter, however, adding orange juice to your smoothie is a pleasant addition.

Fluids

  • Almond Milk

If you are going for an intense almond-flavored smoothie, blending with almond milk is taking it to the extreme.

  • Oat milk

Oat milk is a good choice for an almond butter smoothie because it is a low-fat, high-fiber alternative to cow’s milk. It is also lactose-free and cholesterol-free. Oat milk has a creamy texture which makes it a good choice for smoothies.

  • Dairy-free milk

Dairy-free milk is a good choice for an almond butter smoothie recipe because it is lower in calories and fat than regular milk. Additionally, dairy-free milk does not contain lactose, which some people are intolerant to.

Flavorings

  • Vanilla extract

Vanilla extract is a great addition to a smoothie that contains almond butter. It contains antioxidants and other compounds that can be beneficial for your health.

  • Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a good ingredient in an almond butter smoothie because it also has a strong flavor that can help to mask the taste of the almonds. Additionally, cinnamon can help to boost the metabolism and provide other health benefits.

  • Ginger

Ginger offers a distinct flavor and can add a lot of depth to the smoothie using almond butter. Additionally, ginger is known for its health benefits, including aiding in digestion and helping to fight inflammation.

Almond Butter Smoothie FAQs

How do you make an almond butter smoothie?

To make an almond butter smoothie, simply combine almond butter, bananas, and milk in a blender and blend until smooth. You can also add other ingredients like honey or yogurt to taste. Enjoy your delicious and nutritious smoothie!

How much almond butter should I put in a smoothie?

How much almond butter you put in a smoothie depends on how thick or creamy you want your smoothie to be. If you want a thinner consistency, start with 1-2 tablespoons. If you want a thicker, creamier smoothie, add 3-4 tablespoons of almond butter. Experiment and see what you prefer!

Are almond butter smoothies keto and paleo friendly?

Yes, almond butter smoothies are keto and paleo-friendly. They are a great way to get your daily dose of healthy fats, and they also taste delicious!

How many calories are there in 1 Tbsp of almond butter?

In 1 tablespoon of plain, unsalted almond butter (16 grams) there are 98 calories.

What do I do If almond butter is making my smoothie too thick?

If by adding almond butter to your smoothie, it turns out too thick, and you are having trouble blending, add a bit more almond milk. Remember to taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more banana (or a bit of stevia) for sweetness, blueberries for fruitiness, almond butter for nuttiness/creaminess, or almond milk to thin.

How long does an almond butter smoothie last in the refrigerator?

An almond butter smoothie will last for about 2 days in the refrigerator. After that, the almonds will start to go rancid and the smoothie will no longer be as tasty.