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.

Table of Contents
  1. Almond Milk Smoothie Ingredients
  2. Store Bought vs Homemade Nut Milk
  3. FAQs
  4. More Smoothies with Almond Milk
  5. Plant-powered Protein Boost
  6. Almond Milk Smoothie Recipe

Almond Milk Smoothie Ingredients

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!

almond milk smoothie

Store Bought vs Homemade Nut 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, plus 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 in 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 milk, coconut milk, soy, cashew milk, hemp milk, 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.

FAQs

Is almond milk good for weight loss?

It can be! Almond milk has fewer calories and fewer carbs than cow’s 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.

What is the healthiest milk for smoothies?

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.

Does almond milk make smoothies thicker?

Yes! Almond milk is a great way to thicken up that smoothie, as well as make it creamier. If you’re swapping in almond milk for a smoothie recipe made with water, then you may need to add a bit more milk than the recipe calls for, to help it blend well.

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More Smoothies with Almond Milk

If you loved this creamy smoothie recipe then check out some similar options below:

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!

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. My homemade protein powder 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-based option 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!

Don’t forget to rate + review this smoothie once you make it; I value your feedback!

almond milk smoothie
4.58 from 77 votes

Almond Milk Smoothie

This is one of our favorite combos – strawberries, blueberries, and banana to use in a protein packed almond milk smoothie. 
Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based, Vegan
Serves: 1 smoothie

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Blend spinach and almond milk until smooth.
  • Add the remaining fruits and blend again. Stop and scrape down the sides as necessary.
  • Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use at least one frozen fruit to make the smoothie cold.
  • Any variety of berry can be substituted.
  • Swap the spinach with the leafy greens of your choice.
  • Swap the almond milk with the dairy-free milk of your choice.

Nutrition

Calories: 212kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 351mg, Potassium: 757mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 2937IU, Vitamin C: 68mg, Calcium: 352mg, Iron: 2mg
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About the Author

Jen Hansard

I went from exhausted mama to running across the Grand Canyon, riding & hiking to the top of the tallest waterfall in North America with my kids. How? I fell in love with the smoothies and plant-based meals you can find on my blog.

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  1. 4 stars
    Didn’t use almonds or almond milk. I prefer using plain kefir. Berries and spinach don’t make a lovely color, but the flavor was good.

  2. 5 stars
    Yes, yes, YES!!! I LOVE ALMONDS!!! This was a REAL winner!!! I paired my ingredients with Simply Almond Milk and it was fabulous!

  3. 5 stars
    This was delicious! I used 1 TBSP almond butter instead of whole almonds because I forgot to soak them overnight. Great recipe!

    1. Awesome work-around Holly! Let’s hear it for almond butter!

  4. This is very delicious. Instead of almond I use 2 tbs of hemp. I feel more energetic

  5. I made this smoothie and I loved it. After drinking this smoothie I feel more energetic and I do not feel to it any snacks. I drink this smoothie for lunch. I think I will continue using this as my lunch

    1. That is straight up “fueling your passion” as we like to say around here. Rawk on Sushila!

  6. 4 stars
    I planned to use almonds but discovered that the ones I had were lightly salted, so I skipped them and will try this again when I have plain almonds to use. Almond milk was the predominant flavor in this one. I used frozen berries and the banana was fresh but not very ripe, so here again, fresh fruit might change which ingredient you taste the most.

    1. Great catch leaving out the salted almonds, Bonnie! 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    Day 3- Berry Protein very good! Didn’t add the almonds but that will be for the next time! I am really enjoying this challenge, I have something to look forward too every morning knowing that I am making a healthy choice for my day!

  8. 3 stars
    I liked the taste overall, but even though I soaked the almond overnight I kept feeling little chunks of almond. Next time I will leave them out.

    1. Hey Toni – Def leave the almonds out next time if that works for you, or give it a little longer of a blend to make sure they’re fully incorporated.

  9. 4 stars
    Pre mixing is so convenient. Loved this smoothie. Funny thing though, I added the almonds mid stream and ended up with chunks of almonds. Oh well, keep learning. LOL

    1. Smoothie oopsies like that totally happen to even the pros, Sharon. Never be afraid to pour your smoothie back into the blender to continue mixing if needed. 🙂

  10. 5 stars
    This hasn’t always been my favorite smoothie; but this time I tried it with homemade almond milk + Protein Smoothie Boost, and that made all the difference! The sweetness just comes from the fruit, instead of in the aftertaste of my store bought almond milk. And this was super filling too!

  11. 5 stars
    I was honestly a bit skeptical about this one with the addition of almonds (even though I love them). I was pleasantly surprised with how creamy and rich this was without being sweet. My 3 year old even took over drinking it!

    1. Preschoolers and toddlers totally have a way of sneaking your smoothie away – just ask our Rawkstar Shop manager! Happens to her all the time. What a great way to get more fruits and veggies into our kiddos, right?! 🙂

  12. 4 stars
    I found the flavours to be mild but overall the smoothie was delicious, refreshing, and had a nice nuttiness.

  13. 5 stars
    It was a little thicker with the almond milk, but it was a good meal substitute!

  14. 4 stars
    Now this was good! I loved the creaminess of the milk (my choice is unsweetened soy), the almonds, & I got some bananas! Made a big difference.

    1. Yay Betty!!! Bananas make everything better!