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Healthy, delicious, and easy to make, this Banana Almond Milk Smoothie recipe is naturally sweet, smooth and creamy, but also high in protein, fiber and calcium!

You’ll feel like you’re sipping on a sweet treat, while drinking something gluten-free, dairy-free and good for you! Enjoy it as a meal replacement for breakfast, an afternoon pick-me-up or a post-workout drink!

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Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Vons.

I’m a devoted smoothie girl! I love my breakfast smoothies, post-workout smoothies and afternoon smoothies. Which means, I like to switch it up every now and then and throw a new smoothie in the mix!

Ever since I made this Banana Almond Milk Smoothie at the beginning of the summer, I can’t stop making it! It’s the perfect balance of naturally sweet, creamy and delicious! And BONUS, it’s quick and easy to make in just 5 minutes!

My fridge is always stocked with O Organics® Unsweetened Almond Milk. I love to add it to coffee and smoothies. Toss in some creamy Open Nature® Almond Butter, banana, cinnamon, hemp seeds and honey, and you’ve got yourself one great smoothie!

If I’m making this smoothie after a workout, I also throw in some Open Nature Plant Based Protein Powder. It pairs perfectly with this smoothie and gives it an even bigger boost of protein!

This smoothie, without the protein powder, already packs 14 grams of plant-based protein. Throw in a scoop of the Open Nature protein powder for an additional 21 grams of plant-based protein!

Ingredients for almond milk smoothie

What You’ll Need

  • Banana
  • Open Nature Almond Butter – I use creamy almond butter because that’s what I always have in my pantry to spread on toast. If you’re on team crunchy almond butter feel free to use that instead!
  • O Organics Almond Milk – I prefer to use the plain, unsweetened almond milk. But if you like a hint of vanilla in your smoothie, feel free to try O Organics vanilla unsweetened almond milk.
  • O Organics Honey – for a vegan substitute, try using O Organics maple syrup instead of honey.
  • Hemp Hearts – I love adding these to smoothies for a boost of plant-based protein and zinc! You can leave them out, or replace them with chia seeds or flax seeds, if you’d like.
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Open Nature Protein Powder (optional)
  • Ice Cubes
  • Blender
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Two steps to smoothie goodness!

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy!

Tips, Tricks and FAQs

  • Can you freeze almond milk for smoothies? I do not recommend freezing almond milk. It will separate when frozen and thawed, and the texture will not remain the same.
  • How many calories are in an almond milk smoothie? This almond milk smoothie contains 472 calories per serving.
  • How much almond milk should you put in a smoothie? I use 1/2 cup almond milk in each smoothie. If you’d like a thicker consistency, use only 1/4 cup almond milk.
  • Why use almond milk in a smoothie? It’s lower in calories than coconut milk, soy milk or 2% cows milk, yet higher in calcium than cows milk or coconut milk.
  • Can I add frozen fruit to this smoothie? Sure thing! To make a banana berry smoothie, instead of ice cubes, you can add one cup of frozen strawberries to this recipe. You can also omit the honey in the smoothie if using strawberries, as they will add natural sweetness to the drink.
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If you’re looking for something to pair with this Almond Milk Smoothie, I recommend trying Open Nature Cranberry Almond Fruit & Nut Bars. They’re gluten-free and just like all Open Nature products, they contain no artificial flavors or color.

Open Nature and O Organics products are perfect for those on a plant-based or gluten-free diet. They can be found in my area exclusively at Vons, Albertsons and Pavilions stores.

You can also find them exclusively at the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including ACME Markets, Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Supermarkets and Carrs/Safeway. Visit Vons.com to find a store near you and discover meal prep tips and recipe ideas.

All of the O Organics products are offered at a great value compared to leading national organic brands. And with so many O Organic products to choose from, it makes eating organic at home easy and affordable!

You can also feel good about feeding your family all of the Open Nature products, as they’re free from 110 food additives like nitrates, benzoates, artificial flavors and preservatives. 

Try clean Open Nature products and USDA certified organic Organics products exclusively at Albertsons Companies family of stores and online. VISIT www.vons.com/exclusivebrands.

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smoothie in glass with straw, sitting next to bananas

For more smoothie goodness, try these other delicious recipes!

  1. Banana Date Protein Shake
  2. Superfood Green Smoothie
  3. Heart Healthy Fruit Smoothie
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Banana Almond Milk Smoothie

Healthy, delicious and easy to make, this Banana Almond Milk Smoothie recipe is naturally sweet, smooth and creamy, but also high in protein, fiber and calcium!

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, peeled & diced
  • 2 tablespoons Open Nature® Almond Butter, Creamy
  • ½ cup O Organics® Almond Milk, Plain Unsweetened
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy.

Notes

  • The ice cubes can be replaced with one cup of frozen strawberries for a banana berry almond milk smoothie.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 472kcal (24%)Carbohydrates 53g (18%)Protein 14g (28%)Fat 26g (40%)Saturated Fat 2g (10%)Sodium 179mg (7%)Potassium 662mg (19%)Fiber 8g (32%)Sugar 33g (37%)Vitamin A 153mg (3%)Vitamin C 10mg (12%)Calcium 282mg (28%)Iron 4mg (22%)
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