Almond Butter Smoothie


This almond butter smoothie takes a page right out of my childhood. It’s inspired by the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, yet taken for a healthy twist.

By adding plenty of protein and healthy fats, we’ve been able to boost this smoothie into a great meal replacement. This means you won’t gulp down these 16 ounces and be hungry 30 minutes later. You’ll be full until the next meal!

Post Workout Almond Butter Smoothie

Healthy benefits of a banana almond butter smoothie

Spinach and grapes are packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients— so this green smoothie is super healthy and yummy. No added sugar or water needed— this is a sweet take on a child’s classic sandwich filled with fresh fruit and leafy greens.

Grapes are a low glycemic index fruit, so it has a better blood sugar balance.

Almond butter is a healthy protein source and the better alternative for a paleo diet because almonds are true nuts that grow on trees (peanuts are actually legumes and grow underground, so not paleo-friendly).

Spinach is a powerhouse leafy green packed with vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, manganese for bone health; and plenty of vitamin B2 and B6 for a perfect energy booster!

Bananas are a natural sweetener that also make a super creamy smoothie.

Almond Butter Smoothie with Spinach

How much almond butter to put in a smoothie?

If you’re new to the world of almond butter, it’s always best to go less. Start with 1 tablespoon, which has nearly 4 grams of protein right there! Taste to see how you like it and add more if you want to.

When using almond butter, I almost always use a banana to sweeten it up and help remove any gritty texture. The banana binds to it and turns it more into a creamy smoothie, than a gritty chunky one.

Banana Almond Butter Smoothie with grapes

Want more protein smoothies?  

There are so many great combinations of almond butter smoothies. Below are a few more that I think you’ll like:

If you try this smoothie recipe, please leave a comment below letting me know how it works for you. If you make any modifications, I’d love to hear about those, too! We can all benefit from your experience.

Almond Butter Smoothie Ingredients
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Almond Butter Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 16 oz smoothie 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Join us in our green smoothie revolution where we inspire more kids to drink their green smoothies filled with plant-based ingredients with no added sugar, grains, dairy, or gluten. Today I let my daughter play with her food– and this is what we came up with together.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup red grapes
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter

Instructions

  1. Blend spinach and almond milk until smooth.
  2. Next add the remaining fruits and blend again.

Notes

*Freeze your grapes overnight to chill this green smoothie and top with sliced almonds for an added crunch.

Keywords: Almond butter and grape smoothie

Tags: , ,    /   Categories: Recipes, Smoothies 

By: Jen Hansard | Updated: 5.11.2020 | COMMENTS: 14

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  1. Julie Quinn says:

    This tastes like a peanut butter and jelly/banana sandwich to me. Needed to use up some grapes, but I wasn’t sure about them in a smoothie. All of the reviews helped me go ahead and try. Yummy goodness!

  2. Sarah says:

    Somebody needed to review this. I’ve made it lots and like it lots! My three year old really likes how sweet it is 🙂

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  4. Ha Hoang says:

    Can I eat this smoothie instead of normal meals? Thank you so much

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Ha,

      Yes, you totally can! When it comes to green smoothies we suggest adding protein and healthy fats to ensure you’re fueling your body with a complete meal. Because this recipe has almond butter, you’re halfway there. Learn more about our favorite meal replacement booster combos here…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/green-smoothie-meal-replacement

  5. Charlene says:

    I have turmoil with my blood pressure. Most generally always high, but once in awhile I get it lowered, still a bit on the high side. Is there a certain smoothie that helps high blood pressure?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Charlene,

      Thanks for reaching out! Looking to help lower your blood pressure? Some great smoothie ingredients are blueberries, fiber (Leafy greens (especially turnip greens and mustard greens), Raspberries, Cinnamon, Pear, Flax Seeds, Beets, Carrots, Oranges, Strawberries), watermelon, + bananas. Add them to your green smoothie, along with your doctor’s guidance to improve your heart health.

      Cheers!

  6. Maria says:

    My smoothie–

    2 cups spinach
    1 carrot
    1 banana
    1/2 cup seedless grapes
    1 TB. chia seeds
    2 cups water

  7. SabChgo says:

    The link to this one from your main recipe page is broken- one of my faves, so wanted people to see it 🙂

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi SabChgo,

      Thank you so much for reaching out + letting us know. We’re updating all of our photos, so a few links are out of sorts. We’re working hard to have everything back to 100%.

      Cheers 🙂

  8. Joy says:

    When I first read this one, I thought it was going to taste weird. But, I had all of the ingredients, so went for it, and what??? It is delicious! Thanks for taking me out of my comfort zone, and adding another delicious smoothie to my mix.

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