This almond butter smoothie is creamy with a hint of chai spices! It’s the ideal frosty puree for a snack or breakfast.
Here’s a frosty puree that’s all about flavor: this Almond Butter Smoothie! If you’re an almond butter lover like we are, you’ll adore this way to make it the star ingredient in a smoothie. Of course, you can add a dollop of AB to any type of smoothie you like. But this one goes big on almond flavor, pairing it with banana, pineapple and chai spices for an irresistibly sippable drink. Here’s how it’s done!
Ingredients in an almond butter smoothie
This almond butter smoothie pairs sweet fruits with nutty almond butter for a protein-packed drink. Inspired by our friend’s almond butter company (hey, Revival!), we paired a loose interpretation of chai spices with the nut butter for a cozy, intriguing nuance in flavor. Here’s what you’ll need to put this one together:
- Frozen pineapple
- Almond butter
- Milk of choice: we like oat milk for dairy-free
- Vanilla extract
- Cardamom or cloves
Blend it up, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the sweet, cozy-spiced flavor. The size is a bit smaller than many of our smoothies, so you could likely polish off the entire smoothie yourself! But it also makes 2 small smoothies if you want to store one for later. Speaking of…
Can you make smoothies in advance? Yes! This almond butter smoothie is best after 1 day in the refrigerator, so you can blend it up and enjoy later. You can get by with a 2 day storage time, just make sure to shake it before serving as it will separate naturally when refrigerated.
Adding even more protein
Want to add more protein to this almond butter smoothie? This is helpful if you’re planning to drink this smoothie as a meal replacement. Here are a few ideas:
- Chia seeds: You can add plant-based protein and fiber with chia seeds: 2 tablespoons chia seeds adds 4 grams protein and 11 grams fiber.
- Vanilla protein powder: Protein powder works in this smoothie as well. We use this protein powder that has natural ingredients and a flavor that’s not too artificial.
More smoothies with almond butter
You can add almond butter to many different smoothies to add protein and a nutty depth in flavor. It’s often a better choice than peanut butter, which can have a stronger peanuty flavor. Keep in mind: adding nut butter does slightly dull the color of a smoothie, and sometimes it can compete with the pureness of the fruity flavors. But it’s fun to experiment with! Here are a few more smoothies where 1 to 2 tablespoons almond butter works well:
- Banana Smoothie: Make it into an Almond Butter Banana Smoothie
- Berry Smoothie: Transform it into a Berry Almond Smoothie
- Vanilla Protein Smoothie: Swap the peanut butter for almond butter
- Cherry Smoothie: Make a Cherry Almond Smoothie
- Vanilla Date Smoothie: Add almond butter for even more protein
- Cinnamon Apple Smoothie: Make it into an Apple Almond Smoothie
This almond butter smoothie recipe is…
Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.Print
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 banana (room temperature)
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- ½ cup milk of choice (dairy, almond milk or oat milk)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- ⅛ teaspoon cardamom or cloves
- 8 ice cubes
- Place all ingredients in a blender, breaking the banana into pieces as you add it. Blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate for up to 1 day (shake if it separates).
- Category: Drink
- Method: Blended
- Cuisine: Smoothie
- Diet: Vegetarian
Keywords: Almond Butter Smoothie