Almond Milk Smoothie

Wake up to a refreshing and nourishing almond milk smoothie! This easy and delicious recipe is perfect for breakfast or as a post-workout treat. This smoothie is a delicious and healthy option for those who are lactose intolerant or prefer a plant-based alternative to dairy milk.

A tall glass holds chocolate almond milk smoothie with a raspberry on top. There is a bowl of of almonds in the background sitting beside a bowl of fresh raspberries.

Smoothies are a versatile and tasty treat to add to your daily meal plan. For example, I have a Green Smoothie nearly every day, and it makes me feel so healthy and vibrant! But smoothies can be more than that. It’s also a healthy sweet treat. Take this almond milk protein shake. It’s

Key Ingredients

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Ingredients are laid out on a table. The labels next to them read, nut butter, cocoa powder, frozen bananas, protein powder, and plant-based milk.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Frozen bananas — We chop the bananas and add them in a single layer ot a plastic freezer bag.
  • Cocoa powder — Use natural or Dutch-processed cocoa powder.
  • Almond milk — Almond milk is made by grinding almonds and blending them with water. This creates creamy, nutty-flavored milk. It is a good source of calcium and vitamin E, and is lower in calories and fat compared to cow’s milk.
  • Protein Powder — Use either chocolate or vanilla plant-based protein powder.
  • Almond butter — A bit of almond butter makes this smoothie extra creamy.

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • CREAMY — Using almond butter adds healthy fats, making this smoothie rich and delicious
  • THICK — Frozen bananas are a secret ingredient for making the creamiest smoothies
  • HEALTHY — Adding chocolate protein powder gives this smoothie a nutritional boost with lots of plant-based protein.

Using Almond Milk

There are many ways to incorporate almond milk into smoothies. You can use it as the base for your smoothie, or mix it with other plant-based milks, such as soy milk or coconut milk.

Almond milk pairs well with a variety of flavors, so you can add in your favorite fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds to create a tasty and nourishing smoothie.

Some ideas for ingredients to add to your almond milk smoothie include:

  • Fruits: berries, bananas, mango, pineapple, apples, pears
  • Vegetables: spinach, kale, cucumber, avocado
  • Nuts and seeds: almonds, cashews, peanuts, chia seeds, flax seeds
  • Sweeteners: vegan honey, agave nectar, maple syrup
  • Flavorings: vanilla extract, cinnamon, cocoa powder

Remember to adjust the amount of almond milk you use depending on your preferred thickness. You can also add ice to make the smoothie colder and thicker. Enjoy your almond milk smoothie as a breakfast, snack, or post-workout treat.

Frequently-Asked Questions

Does almond milk make smoothies thicker?

Although almond milk is a nut milk, its consistency is more similar to water than a rich cream. As a result, almond milk will not make your smoothies thicker, but it will add the needed liquids to create the perfect smoothie consistency.

Can you freeze almond milk smoothies?

You can freeze smoothies, which is especially nice when you’ve made more than you need. To do so, transfer the smoothie to a freezer-safe container and freeze it for up to 2 months.

Are smoothies good for weight loss?

Smoothies are filling and can be a low-calorie snack when made with the right ingredients. Using ingredients like protein powder can be a way to add protein to your diet, which has also been shown to increase satiety.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this tasty smoothie with your favorite toppings such as:

Storage Tips

This smoothie tastes best fresh, but you can cover and refrigerate it for up to 2 days. You can also freeze it in freezer-safe containers for up to 2 months.

Looking down on a chocolate smoothie with a raspberry on top. There is a bowl of raspberries and a bowl of almonds next to it.

Vegan Smoothie Favorites

If you love this almond milk smoothie, here are even more tasty smoothie recipes to try:

A closeup of a chocolate smoothie in a glass with a fresh raspberry on top. There are bowls of almonds and raspberries in the background.

Almond Milk Smoothie

Start your day right with this Almond Milk Smoothie, made with less than 5 ingredients. You can make it plain or chocolate. Either way, you'll be ready for your day with lots of energy!
5 from 1 vote
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 155kcal


  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder unsweetened (optional)
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons plant-based protein powder (chocolate or vanilla)
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter optional, but recommended
  • 1 cup ice


  • Combine the banana, cocoa powder, milk, and protein powder in a blender. Pulse until smooth.
    Looking down on a blender jar with ingredients for a smoothie, such as chocolate protein powder and banana chunks.
  • Add the almond butter and pulse again until smooth.
  • Add the ice and pulse until the ice is crushed and incorporated into the smoothie.
    Looking down on a blender jar with ice cubes, banana chunks, and chocolate protein powder,
  • Pour into a glass and enjoy.

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There are lots of great plant-based protein powders available. Here are some great options: Ka’Chava Plant-Based Super Foods Protein Powder, Fuel-6 offers a plant-based protein smoothie as well, and Vega One Nutritional Shake Chocolate. See links in the post above.
Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 344mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 48IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 2mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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