Hi everyone! This almond milk smoothie is so thick and creamy, you won’t believe it is made without dairy or sugar! Perfect for breakfast, it needs just 3 ingredients and takes less than a minute to make!
When it comes to healthy smoothie recipes, my favorites to make are a breakfast smoothie, a strawberry smoothie, and this almond milk smoothie.
As someone who claimed to be a guru at time management, I’ve found myself struggling over the last few weeks. I think it stems from the holiday period when events are plenty and my friends and family have more free time. I’ve been saying yes to more coffees out and lunch dates, my work has been piling up. Luckily, I know how my body works and ensuring I don’t skip meals has always been a priority.
Whenever my schedule gets a little fuller than I’d like, my breakfast choices change with it. That doesn’t mean that I resort to something packaged or unhealthy- quite the contrary. Instead of some oatmeal pancakes or waffles, I enjoy making myself a quick and delicious almond milk smoothie.
What You Will Need?
Banana– Frozen bananas are best, as they give the smoothies an even thicker and creamier texture. Be sure to roughly chop them, to make them easier to blend.
Almond milk– I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but you can use unsweetened.
Almonds– Gives the smoothies some added thickness and staying power, with a lovely nutty flavor. You can use any nuts or seeds of your choice.
Cinnamon– Optional, but gives a subtle cinnamon flavor that works so well with banana.
Ice– Crushed ice that gives the smoothie extra thickness. I have also written an article on Nutritious and Delicious: The Best Simply Almond Milk.
How to Make Almond Milk Smoothie?
Add your banana, almond milk, and almonds into a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. Then, add the cinnamon (if using it) and ice and continue to blend until thick and creamy. Pour into glasses and enjoy. Taste yummy!
Do You Know Tips to Make Almond Milk Smoothie Best?
If you prefer thick smoothies, do not over-blend the ice.
For a low-carb smoothie, swap out the banana for frozen pumpkin or avocado chunks. You will need to add 1-2 tablespoons of your favorite sweetener to compensate (erythritol works great).
Feel free to add 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder to add a protein boost. Unless you want to change up the flavor, I’d stick to an unflavored protein powder.
If you’d like a sweeter smoothie, you can add some honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar. You can also read more about Nutritious and Delicious: The Best Almond Milk Creamer.
Almond Milk Smoothie Varieties
While this smoothie tastes delicious on its own, feel free to change up the flavors for some variety!
Strawberry banana– Add 1/2 cup frozen strawberries before blending.
Chocolate– Use unsweetened chocolate almond milk and add 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder.
Blueberry– Add 1/2 cup frozen blueberries before blending.
Mango– Chop frozen mango pieces and add them in at the end of the blending process.
Peanut butter– Add 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter before blending.
Storing and Freezing The Almond Milk Smoothie
To store: Smoothies are best enjoyed within 1-2 hours of making them. However, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Be sure to mix it very well before enjoying it.
To freeze: Pour the smoothie into an ice cube tray or ziplock bag, and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months. When ready to enjoy, simply reblend until smooth and creamy. Another on Treat Yourself to the Delightful Taste of Chocolate Almond Milk.
Almond Milk Smoothie Can Help With Weight Loss
One of the health benefits most associated with almond milk is weight loss. Because of its low quantity of calories, almond milk works well with any diet. It also makes the diet healthier.
The monounsaturated fats that it contains can also help with shedding off a few pounds. At least when compared with the 168 calories contained in goat milk, it sure looks like a better and less expensive alternative to include in a weight loss diet. You can get more from this video.
Rich in Vitamin E and May Delay the Onset of Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s is still a puzzling disease. Researchers cover a variety of avenues when it comes to preventing it or delaying the degeneration process.
So far, there is one factor that helps in both regards and all scientists agree on, and that is a high intake of Vitamin E. While almond milk may not have the highest nutritional values of all the milk, it is a fantastic source of Vitamin E.
Until such time that a cure for Alzheimer’s is found, consuming almond milk regularly will give you a good healthy dose of Vitamin E.
It may help to delay the onset of the disease or help to slow down the degeneration process without flooding your body with more medication than your liver can handle.
Almond Milk Smoothie Hydration Benefits
Drinking the recommended 6-8 glasses of water can seem daunting but with smoothies, you’re already part of the way there.
We can get some of our water intake from our food and this includes smoothies, not least because lots of fruits and vegetables are quite rich in water.
Tip: you can make smoothies count even more for your water intake by starting the day with a milk-based or water-based version. This is a lot more hydrating than coffee, and the milk gives a nice calcium boost.
Almond Milk Smoothie Better Digestion
Have you tried the genre of smoothies called smoothies? The kind of smoothies blending fresh leafy green vegetables like spinach, kale, celery, or collard.
These greens in particular are alkaline foods so they are your best bet to counteract the discomfort of acid reflux and heartburn.
Feel free to throw in some other alkaline foods such as carrots, strawberries, and blueberries for the ultimate health benefits.
Almond milk smoothies are a healthy option for anyone looking for a refreshing drink. I hope you like this recipe. Let me know What you think about this recipe?
Almond milk is a dairy-free, plant-based milk that is made with almonds and water. It’s perfect for involvement in smoothies since it’s dairy-free milk that assists with accomplishing a rich surface.
Contrasted with creature milk, unsweetened almond milk – however not the improved kind – is low in sugars and carbs. It has half to 80% fewer calories than dairy milk.
It’s not difficult to process and appropriate for practically anybody besides individuals with nut sensitivities. It’s low in calories – with 14-28 calories for every 100 milliliters, almond milk is an exceptionally low-calorie drink, and that implies you can drink a great deal of it with next to no undesirable impacts.