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This almond butter smoothie is creamy with a hint of chai spices! It’s the ideal frosty puree for a snack or breakfast.

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If you’re an almond butter lover, you’ll adore this way to make it the star ingredient in drinkable form. Try this Almond Butter Smoothie! You could add dollop of AB to any type of smoothie you like, of course, but this one is especially tasty. It 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 local almond butter company (Revival), we paired a loose interpretation of chai spices with the nut butter for a cozy, intriguing nuance in flavor. You’ll love this natural pairing of almond butter and cozy spices. Here’s what you’ll need to put this one together:

  • Almond butter: Use your favorite brand, creamy or thick, sweetened or unsweetened. Or, you can make your own homemade almond butter.
  • Frozen pineapple: Frozen pineapple helps to add body and thickness to this puree. The flavor is sweet but neutral enough that it’s not detectable in the final smoothie. If you have ripe pineapple, substitute a frozen banana.
  • Banana: This smoothie requires a room temperature banana, so you don’t have to worry about freezing the banana first.
  • Milk of choice: Use dairy milk or non-dairy. Oat milk is our plant milk of choice, but of course almond milk would be natural here as well.
  • Cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom or cloves: These spices evoke masala chai or a chai latte.
  • Vanilla extract: Vanilla draws out the spiced flavor, but can be omitted if desired.
  • Ice: Ice brings a fluffy, frothy body to the smoothie.

A note on serving size

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.

Almond butter smoothie

Smoothie storage

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.

A few protein adders

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, since it makes the drink more filling. Here are a few ideas:

  • Chia seeds: Add plant-based protein and fiber with chia seeds. A serving of 2 tablespoons chia seeds adds 4 grams protein and 11 grams fiber to the mix.
  • Vanilla protein powder: We use this Protein powder that has natural ingredients and a flavor that’s not too artificial.
Almond butter smoothie

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:

This almond butter smoothie recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.

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Almond butter smoothie

Creamy Almond Butter Smoothie

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 small smoothies or 1 large 1x
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  • 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


  1. 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

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Sonja Overhiser says:

    Let us know if you have any questions!