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

ingredients for a plant based snack

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

energizing almond smoothie recipe

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

easy, simple smoothie recipe

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

Ingredients  

  • 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

Instructions 

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

Notes

  • 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

Nutrition

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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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
    Sounds delicious but why would you put in almonds AND almond milk? Why not just use a few more almonds and water? Saves the packaging and transport of commercial almond milk, makes the best use of the fiber and healthy fats in the almonds. It would seem a win-win.

    1. Agree. I don’t like to contribute to the disposable trash. I also am using less almonds these days (water intense crop). Hmmm….

  2. 5 stars
    This was my favorite smoothie from the recent 10-Day Challenge; it is indeed epic! I already made it again two days after the Challenge ended.

    I finally made it back to your website to find the Cinnamon Date Smoothie recipe you said you had considered using in the Challenge. I will make it soon.

    In the meantime, it gave me a chance to rate the Epic Almond Smoothie. Thank you for all of your wonderful recipes.