Almond Milk Smoothie

This almond milk smoothie is full of sweet flavor, fiber, and nutrients! This dairy free milk is perfect for blending into fruity purees.

Almond milk smoothie

Want to use dairy free milk in a smoothie recipe? Almond milk is perfect for vegan smoothies: it’s lightly creamy and brings fruity purees together into the ideal texture. Here we’ve created a strawberry banana spin on our Strawberry Smoothie that is fully plant-based and stars almond milk! Here’s exactly how to make this berry almond milk smoothie: and a little more about using almond milk for blending up healthy drinks.

Why use almond milk in smoothies?

Almond milk is a dairy free, plant based milk that’s made with almonds and water. It’s great for using in smoothies because it’s a dairy free milk that helps to achieve a creamy texture. Here are a few notes about using almond milk in smoothies:

  • Can you taste almond milk in smoothies? Not really! Most almond milk has a very neutral flavor, so it’s virtually imperceptible in a smoothie.
  • Does almond milk make smoothies thicker? No. Almond milk is a good liquid that helps smoothies blend, but its texture is closer to water than milk. By itself, it does not lend creaminess to a smoothie. But in concert with other ingredients, it helps to form just the right smoothie texture.
Berry almond milk smoothie

Ingredients in this almond milk smoothie

There are lots of different ways to make an almond milk smoothie: this one’s our favorite! You can’t go wrong with strawberry banana, that classic crowd-pleasing flavor. Our three year old absolutely loves this smoothie, which makes us confident you will too. Here’s what you need to make our favorite smoothie with almond milk:

  • Frozen strawberries (or any frozen berry): Frozen strawberries add just the right texture. They’re easy to find at the store and great to store for making on demand smoothies.
  • Fresh banana: We always have bananas at our house, but we never remember to freeze them. So we always use room temperature bananas in our smoothie recipes.
  • Almond milk (plain unflavored): Use plain or unflavored almond milk. Vanilla also works, but we like using almond milk with no artificial flavors.
  • Ice: Ice adds just the right frozen texture to this fruity puree.
Almond milk smoothie

Amp up the protein

Here’s the thing: almond milk itself is not a great source of protein. If you’re drinking this almond milk smoothie to get a boost of protein, here’s what to do:

  • Almond butter: Mix in about 1 tablespoon of almond butter to this smoothie, or you can use 2 tablespoons for even more. It does add an almond flavor and will dull the color of the smoothie a bit. a stronger flavor. Keep in mind this addition will also dull the color a bit.
  • Protein powder: Protein powder is another plant-based way to amp up the protein in this smoothie. Personally we prefer natural protein adders, so you can also try…
  • Greek yogurt: Don’t worry about keeping this vegan and plant based? Yogurt adds quite a bit of protein! Try blending in 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup, to taste.

Variations on this almond milk smoothie

You can use this almond milk smoothie recipe as a template for making other flavors! Here are a few ideas for how to swap out the 2 cups frozen strawberries:

  • Mango almond milk smoothie: Substitute frozen mango.
  • Pineapple almond milk smoothie: Substitute frozen pineapple.
  • Mixed berry almond milk smoothie: Substitute mixed berries.
  • Blueberry almond milk smoothie: Substitute frozen blueberries.

8 more almond milk smoothies

You can use almond milk in many smoothie recipes! If you don’t want to make the recipe below, here are a few more ideas! They’re all Vegan Smoothie Recipes.

Almond milk is also great for…

Of course, you can use almond milk in so many different ways! Almond milk is also great for:

Almond milk in granola

This almond milk smoothie recipe is…

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

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Almond milk smoothie

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

Description

This almond milk smoothie is full of sweet flavor, fiber, and nutrients! This dairy free milk is perfect for blending into fruity purees.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 2 bananas (room temperature)
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup almond milk
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender, breaking the bananas into pieces. Blend until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately or store in a covered jar in the refrigerator for 2 days.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Smoothies

Keywords: Almond milk smoothie

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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