Now Trending

Sign up now to experience just how tasty, affordable AND quick a daily green smoothie can be!


I’m Jen Hansard, mom of two, ultra runner and lover of green smoothies, coffee & tacos. I took my family's health into my own hands while broke and without health insurance...and have helped 1 million+ other families along the way.

Fat burning smoothie

Take control of your health...for good.



rawk the


Spiced Almond Milk

I looooove to sit at a cute little cafe and enjoy something warm and comforting. It brings back memories of when Ryan and I went backpacking through Europe before we started our family.

As much as lattes and cappuccinos from adorable cafes taste so darn good, my wallet and caffeine addiction sure take the brunt. Why can’t I just have a yummy drink that warms my soul without breaking the bank or fueling my caffeine addiction?

Ding! We created our own version that totally does the trick and I can’t wait for you to try it too. This heart-happy treat that won’t make you feel guilty if you become addicted! It’s called Spiced Almond Milk— it’s full of goodness AND it’s from the beloved Fresh Start: A 21-day Cleanse

While cleansing, we encourage our cleansers to drink it nightly during the 21-day whole food program. The combination of spices and nutty-sweetness is a perfect way to end the day, and it’s so easy to make at home which means you’re saving tons of hard-earned cash.


Spiced Almond Milk

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Drinks


This is the perfect little treat at the end of a long day. The combination of almond milk + warming digestive spices balances your blood sugar and stabilizes your metabolism, while the extra protein boost from the almond butter helps curb hunger pains.



  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A pinch of ground ginger
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small pan.
  2. Heat on the stove over medium heat until warm.*
  3. Pour into a mug.


*Pro tip: After heating the ingredients on the stove, pour the mixture into the blender and run it for about 30 seconds (leave a little hole in the lid for the steam to escape). This makes sure everything is mixed super well, and adds a bit of froth to make you feel like you just got served at your favorite coffee shop!


Ready for 21 days of delicious, plant-powered meals?

Join our Fresh Start (spring) cleanse, before April 3 and receive our “early bird special”. You’ll get free access into our live community cleanse which kicks off April 3-23. This live community cleanse group is a great way to get support, inspiration and encouragement from me and your fellow rawkstars every single day.

It truly makes Fresh Start the happiest cleanse on earth. #nojoke


21-day cleanse



Dig deeper into the world of plant-based eating with our best-selling programs.

Get amazing results with a plant-powered diet!

7-DAY cleanse

21-day cleanse

Dig deeper into the world of plant-based eating with our best-selling programs.

Get amazing results with a plant-powered diet!

7-DAY cleanse


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Alexandra

    March 20th, 2015 at 9:18 am

    we dont have almond butter here where i live, could i use any other nut butter ? 🙂

  2. SGS Rawkstar

    March 23rd, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Hi Alexandra,

    Feel free to replace the almond butter with any other nut butter 🙂

  3. Jess

    March 26th, 2015 at 4:14 am


    This sounds fabulous! I don’t have any cayenne pepper though; what would you recommend I use instead? Thanks!

  4. SGS Rawkstar

    March 26th, 2015 at 6:26 am

    Hi Jess,

    Try substituting the cayenne pepper for paprika or red pepper flakes.

  5. Natalie Jayet

    April 9th, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Yummy this sounds so good. I’m going to incude it in my change of diet next week. I’m going to be having a smoothie everyday too so this site will be very helpful! Xx

  6. SGS Rawkstar

    April 10th, 2015 at 3:13 pm


    Have you joined our 30-day challenge? We’re just getting started on Week-3!


    Cheers 🙂

  7. Catherine

    April 24th, 2015 at 4:02 am

    Lovely relaxing bedtime drink, my young kids say they like it better than hot chocolate. Just a tiny pinch of Cayenne Pepper for them and an extra pinch for me.

  8. SGS Rawkstar

    April 24th, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Hi Catherine,

    So excited to hear you and your kids are enjoying our Spiced Almond Milk recipe! It does make the perfect drink before bed!

    Cheers 🙂

  9. Charlotte

    May 1st, 2015 at 5:32 am

    Hi there, thanks for this delicious and warm recipe! I’m using a variation of it this morning. Didn’t have nut butters on hand, so I used psyllium fibre cereal (ground) to up my fibre intake. I blended all ingredients cold then heated on the stovetop. With the cereal in there absorbing liquid, the texture changed. It’s quite nice – something between a thick smoothie and a loose porridge. My 21 month old and I just finished, and we loved the taste of this spiced almond milk!

  10. SGS Rawkstar

    May 1st, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Hi Charlotte,

    That sounds delicious! Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  11. Rachel

    May 4th, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Not going to lie I was a little hesitant going into this, but I keep seeing it on my instagram feed and was craving something along the lines of a coffee dessert and decided to finally give it a try, and I’m in love! I did substitute cayenne pepper with paprika but delicious nonetheless 🙂

  12. SGS Rawkstar

    May 5th, 2015 at 6:18 am

    Rachel, that’s awesome to hear!! 🙂

  13. karen

    May 28th, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Hi. this recipe sounds great but I’m allergic to nuts so would use coconut milk instead of almond milk but what could I use instead of nut butter??

  14. SGS Rawkstar

    May 28th, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Hi Karen,

    Mmm…creamy coconut milk makes a great replacement for almond milk. You can always leave the almond butter out due to your allergies, or one of my favorite homemade non-nut butters is pumpkin seed butter! Its best benefits include a ton of protein (more than peanut butter), fiber, potassium, and beta-carotene, a nutrient associated with boosting the immune system.

  15. Jennifer

    June 13th, 2015 at 6:37 am

    a pinch of nutmeg also makes a nice addition.

  16. SGS Rawkstar

    June 15th, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Yes it does! Great suggestion, Jennifer! 🙂

  17. Randi

    June 17th, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    My daughter and I just made this. We used honey instead of syrup, yummmmm!!

  18. SGS Rawkstar

    June 17th, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Mmm that sounds delicious Randi! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  19. Lori

    August 17th, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    I’m not sure what I was expecting. I WANTED this drink to be good, but I wasn’t sure how it’d turn out. Oh man! It is so good! I dumped it in my Bledtec for a bit and the resulting frothiness was so delicious. I added a little cardamom in mine just cause 🙂 This will probably be a nightly thing…

  20. SGS Rawkstar

    August 18th, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Hi Lori,

    Yay! We’re so happy to hear you loved our Spiced Almond Milk recipe. It’s the perfect ending to any day. I love curling up on the couch with a mug of Spiced Almond Milk each night, especially once it gets chilly.

    Cheers 🙂

  21. Susie

    October 22nd, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Is there a way to make this in a blendtec instead of the stovetop? Love this drink!

  22. SGS Rawkstar

    October 23rd, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Hi Susie,

    Yes! Use the soup option on your Blendtec to warm your Spiced Almond Milk! 🙂

  23. Susie

    October 26th, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Thanks! Trying it tonight!

  24. Susie

    October 26th, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Okay, tried and the flavor was incredible. The temperature wasn’t quite warm enough so I after hearing the milk first it was perfection.

  25. SGS Rawkstar

    October 27th, 2015 at 7:24 am

    YAY! So happy you enjoyed it! 🙂

  26. Bukola

    October 22nd, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    OMG!! I was so hungry and it is late..:( so I googled low-fat healthy late night snack…and I found this recipe!
    I only had almond unsweetened vanilla milk. So I added, ginger, cinnamon and half a teaspoon of maple syrup…hmmmm next time I will add nutmeg

    Thank you!!!!!

  27. SGS Rawkstar

    October 23rd, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Hi Bukola,

    Yay! We’re so happy you found us in this busy internet world + enjoyed our Spiced Almond Milk recipe. Thank you so much for reaching out + letting us know!

  28. Meaninc

    November 23rd, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    It’s 32 degrees tonite in Detroit, and this drink is making me warm up fast. This is very simple and tasty. Keep up the good work ladies!

  29. SGS Rawkstar

    November 24th, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Hi Meaninc,

    Happy to hear our Spiced Almond Milk recipe is keeping you warm tonight! It’s my go-to during chilly winters! 🙂

  30. Denise

    December 10th, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Thanks for the yummy recipes! Do you have any recommendations on “clean” almond milk and coconut milk? I often see ingredients such as guar gum or xanthan gum or carageenan listed on the labels of the unsweetened ones.

  31. SGS Rawkstar

    December 10th, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Hi Denise,

    Looking for clean almond + coconut milk free of stabilizers or additives? Try making your own? Check out our recipes here…



    Looking in stores? Check out The New Barn…


    Hope this helps! 🙂

  32. Arik Hk

    December 13th, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Whole Foods makes a “cleaner” almond milk– but not in the refrigerator area. Go to the isle where they have all other milks — gold box.

  33. susannah

    January 18th, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Hi guys, this recipe looks great. Would it still be as good if I subbed out the almond milk for soy milk?

  34. SGS Rawkstar

    January 18th, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Hi Susannah,

    We personally try to avoid high amounts of soy, and reach for plant-based milks like almond, coconut, or rice milk! It’s all about finding what’s right for you + your body.

    Learn more about our favorite plant-based milk options here…


1 2 3 4 5 6
The BEST Green Smoothie Ever?

Yep! The #1 rated green smoothie recipe according to Google & our rawkstar community is this green gem! Kids, adults, dogs, chickens, and grandparents have all taste tested it and agree: it's the best.

Are smoothies good for you?
top Smoothie swag Under $25
Let us know what you think!