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Almonds are my go-to snack since they provide a quick boost of healthy fats, protein and fiber. I often take them on long runs, into the Grand Canyon, and you can probably find some floating around my purse in case of an emergency. This almond smoothie recipe was a no-brainer.

Almonds and almond milk combined with bananas and strawberries quickly become a filling and delicious breakfast.

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Table of Contents
  1. How to Make an Almond Smoothie
  2. Easy Recipe Swaps
  3. Choosing the Right Milk
  4. Benefits of Almonds
  5. Almond Smoothie FAQs
  6. Using Almonds in Smoothies
  7. Epic Almond Smoothie Recipe

How to Make an Almond Smoothie

Get ready for the world’s healthiest fast food—a smoothie. In one easy step, you’ve got a meal that is filling, full of great nutrients and tastes delicious.

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth.
  2. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

Make sure at least one of your fruits is frozen to produce a refreshingly cool smoothie. And if you just can’t handle a smoothie without leafy greens then toss ’em in!

Easy Recipe Swaps

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Swap in one serving of your favorite homemade protein powder for chia seeds. The cinnamon honestly makes this smoothie next level. Omit it if cinnamon isn’t your thing. While this is called an almond smoothie, there is no judgment if you use a different plant milk. Cashew milk or oat milk would work great!

If the natural sugar is a bit too much for you then swap out 1/2 of the banana for 1/4 cup frozen cauliflower. Swap the 2 tbsps of almonds for the nut or seed of your choice.

Choosing the Right Milk

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You can either buy or make almond milk, and both are great options!

Store-bought almond milk: There are so many brands to choose from when buying almond milk. I love the variety and accessibility of plant-based milk today! Yet ALWAYS read the labels (even of your favorite brand!) to make sure companies aren’t trying to slip weird ingredients into your milk.

Every year Simple Green Smoothies searches all the grocery stores in the Tampa Bay area for new and improved brands of almond milk, then we test them and rate. We do all the research for you!

Homemade almond milk: I love making my own plant milk. It’s easy and I know exactly what goes into it. If you’ve never tried to make your own before, then try it! You might never go back to the store-bought stuff again.

You can swap almond milk into any healthy smoothie recipe you want for a creamier, nutty result.

Benefits of Almonds

superfood almonds in a snack

Almonds are a pretty impressive nut. One ounce of almonds holds 3.5 grams of fiber, 6 grams of protein and 14 grams of fat as well as large amounts of the recommended daily value of vitamin E, manganese and magnesium.

They also contain large amounts of antioxidants, which our bodies use to fight inflammation and cancer.

Because almonds are high in fat, protein and fiber, they can help lower blood sugar. Grab a handful for your next snack and soak in the benefits.

I use both almonds and almond milk in my almond smoothie recipe to increase all the goodness going into my body.

Almond Smoothie FAQs

Are almonds in smoothies good?

Yes! Adding in raw almonds, almond milk, or almond meal to your next smoothie will give you fiber and a healthy fat boost.

Is almond milk bad in smoothies?

Only if you don’t like almond milk. It’s a delicious, plant-based option that easily blends with a variety of fruits and veggies. Almond milk adds in good nutrients as well as works as a natural thickener.

Are raw almonds good in smoothies?

They can be! If you’ve got a high-powered blender, then you can add pretty much any raw nut to a smoothie and enjoy its benefits. If your blender isn’t Vitamix-grade, then soak the nuts for four hours before blending to soften.

Using Almonds in Smoothies

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Check out these great smoothie recipes that use almonds or almond milk:

Give this epic smoothie a try and let me know how it turns out by leaving a rating + review! I love a new smoothie recipe, don’t you?

4.61 from 277 votes

Epic Almond Smoothie

Start your morning with a protein fueled breakfast all wrapped up in a perfectly sweet smoothie. This almond smoothie is delicious and an easy on-the-go beverage for a busy day.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Beverage, Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 1


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp raw almonds
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup strawberries frozen
  • ½ tsp cinnamon ground
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1 serving homemade protein powder optional
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  • Blend all ingredients until smooth.
  • Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!


  • Make sure to use a frozen fruit for a refreshingly cold smoothie
  • Add even more protein with 1 tbsp of chia seeds or 1 serving of homemade protein powder.
  • For less natural sugar, swap 1/2 banana with 1/4 cup frozen cauliflower


Calories: 339kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Trans Fat: 1g, Sodium: 329mg, Potassium: 727mg, Fiber: 12g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 94IU, Vitamin C: 53mg, Calcium: 456mg, Iron: 2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Got a day behind. Had this smoothie this morning. I added collagen and one scoop of my protein powder. I only used half of banana.

  2. 5 stars
    Got behind a day, but I’ll catch up today. Currently enjoying the epic almond smoothie with protein powder for breakfast. Skipped the maple syrup. Could have added more almond milk since the protein powder makes it a bit too thick for my preference.

  3. 3 stars
    Tasted okay but not my favorite. Like that it had almonds and was different than your typical green smoothie.

    1. 4 stars
      I liked this smoothie a lot. I added riced cauliflower bc I like to have vegetables in every smoothie.

  4. 4 stars
    This smoothie was great. I personally like smoothies to be thicker and not runny so I cut the almond milk to less than half.

  5. 5 stars
    This was a fabulous smoothie. The ingredients all harmonized beautifully into a flavor all its own.
    The richness and thickness was smooth and creamy, and felt like real whole dairy milk to me. I have not been able to drink dairy milk for 20 years, and I’ve never found anything as satisfying in any alternative milk products. It was an amazing surprise to experience the sensation of real milk for the first time in 2 decades.

    We did not add protein powder to this smoothie, and we left out the honey. We figured it would have plenty of fiber and fats and nutty taste from the almonds, and the sweetness of the fruit would be all it needed.

    All 3 family members loved this one. We will definitely make it again.

  6. 3 stars
    I’m glad I tried this as I have never put almonds In a smoothie!! But, not quite as sweet as I would have liked. Next time I will add a few more berries.

  7. 4 stars
    It was really good! But as a Strawberry Banana smoothie. I was looking forward to seeing how I was going to get a smoothie that tasted like almonds, but it didn’t. Couldn’t taste the cinnamon either.

  8. I really appreciate the level of sweetness in this creamy almond bliss (**cough, rebranding opportunity, cough, cough**). I chose not to add the honey and was once again pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed a non-green smoothie. I didn’t think I liked almonds very much, but obviously I just wasn’t using them appropriately! This really was super delicious. In fact, I drank it in the middle of making the dogs’ food for the next few weeks. I went to take a sip, only to realize shockingly that I had drank the whole thing already. It went down fast.

  9. 5 stars
    I never would have paired almonds with strawberries and cinnamon, but I really like this re pie. Great job!

  10. I love how the flavors blend together in this one. It was hard not to gulp it down in one sitting because it was just so tasty. I didn’t have almond milk so I used oat milk instead.

  11. 4 stars
    OK today I had to modify this recipe. Instead of almond milk are used rice milk and rolled oats. I’m allergic to almonds so therefore I had to make this recipe using other stuff. It was quite helpful and I was able to enjoy my smoothie for today. It really helps you gave us a substitution guide. Smoothie was a little thin but I enjoyed it. thank you

  12. 4 stars
    OK today I had to modify this recipe. Instead of almond milk are used rice milk and rolled oats. I’m allergic to almonds so therefore I had to make this recipe using other stuff. It was quite helpful and I was able to enjoy my smoothie for today. It really helps you gave us a substitution guide. thank you

  13. 5 stars
    This smoothie was so creamy and smooth! I love the simple blend of strawberries, bananas, nuts, and cinnamon! I even tossed in 2 dates that added just enough sweetness to this blend and oats to boost it up! This would be a nice breakfast smoothie choice for me!