Almond Smoothie with almond milk, oats, almonds and protein powder. It’s a complete breakfast or healthy snack on the go.
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If you love the taste of almonds this almond smoothie is for you! Packed with protein, healthy fats and boost of fiber, it’s a great dairy-free alternative to traditional smoothies.
I was thinking you could even place all almond smoothie ingredients in a blender jug and leave on a counter the night before. In the morning, just add almond milk, blend, pour in to-go cup and enjoy!
This almond smoothie turned out delicious, creamy and very filling. I made it quite a few times for breakfast already. It’s a favorite almond snack along with these almond joy protein balls.
Ingredients for Almond Smoothie
To make almond smoothie recipe you will need 5 simple ingredients.
- Almond milk: I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk. You can use sweetened almond milk but your smoothie will be sweeter.
- Almonds: Raw unsalted almonds.
- Almond extract: Please use organic or natural almond extract for the best flavor.
- Protein powder: I use vanilla plant-based protein powder. You can use any flavor just keep in mind that the flavor of protein powder will affect the taste of almond smoothie.
- Oats: Rolled oats or quick oats will work.
How to Make Almond Smoothie
In a high speed blender, combine almond milk, almonds, almond extract, oats and protein powder. Process for about 3 to 4 minutes or until very smooth.
Tips for Best Results
Here are my top tips for the best almond smoothie in the world!
- Thicker smoothie: Add up to 1 cup of ice cubes and blend. The longer you blend, the thinner the smoothie becomes.
- Omit protein powder: If you would like to omit protein powder completely you can do so. In this case, I recommend to add ice cubes or 2 tablespoons of chia seeds to your almond smoothie.
- Sweeter smoothie: Feel free to add 1 to 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, agave nectar or honey for more sweetness.
While this almond smoothie tastes amazing as it is, feel free to change up flavors based on your personal taste.
- Peanut butter: Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of unsalted natural peanut butter before blending.
- Strawberry banana: Add half a banana and 1/2 cup strawberries. If using frozen strawberries your almond smoothie will be nice and thick. You might also need to add more milk. If using fresh strawberries and banana feel free to add ice for a nice consistency smoothie.
- Mango: Add 1/2 cup of frozen mango chunks and a splash of milk.
- Tropical: Use coconut milk from a carton instead of almond milk and add 1/2 cup of pineapple chunks.
- Blueberry: Add 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries before blending the almond smoothie.
- Chocolate: Use unsweetened chocolate almond milk and add 1-2 tablespoons of cacao powder or cocoa powder.
Ice makes an almond smoothie thicker. But so does protein powder.
Almond milk is dairy free and also low calorie milk compared to cow’s milk. Also they taste quite differently. So it is a matter of personal preference.
Yes you sure can. It is best to use whole raw almonds without salt for the most nutrition and health benefits.
Yes. If you would like to omit protein powder from almond smoothie just add 2 tablespoons of chia seeds to make it thicker. Or also add up to 1/2 of any frozen fruit.
Other nuts that will work great in this almond smoothie are cashews. Pecans or walnuts are OK too they will just have more distinct taste.
More Smoothie Recipes to Try
- In a high speed blender, combine all ingredients and process for 3-4 minutes or until smooth.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 1 day.