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
Here is a quick overview how to make almond smoothie. I highly recommend to use a high speed blender like Blendtec or Vitamix.
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
- 1 1/4 cups almond milk unsweetened
- 2 scoops protein powder
- 1/4 cup rolled oats or quick oats
- 1/4 cup almonds raw
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 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.
Love this shake but I can’t find the blue berry shake
Hi Carrie! So sorry, the blueberry shake was an old recipe that I decided to remove from the site. I have updated the post.
Glad you are enjoying the almond breakfast smoothie though!
I am always searching online for articles that can assist me. Thanks!
I have lost about 25+ pounds by cutting out most carbs (can’t resist the occassional crouton on a salad), all fast foods, all candy and cakes and cookies. But I am starting to find myself in a rut. I eat the same thing almost every day. Fruits, veggies, nuts, lean protein and salads with non-creamy dressing, usually a vinegar and oil blend. I just found this site and am excited to try adding some excitement to my plate once again. I am still losing weight, but if I don’t expand the offerings, I know I will falter. I can’t wait to try some of your shared ideas!
That’s is a problem with diets – hard to stick to them cause they are unrealistic long-term. Hope you enjoy my recipes and feel comfortable eating real food without fear.:)
I make smoothies for breakfast all the time and I keep coming back to this one. So simple and so good
That is so amazing to hear! Glad you enjoyed my recipe, Karen!
I just stumbled upon your website (searching for Iced Coffee recipes) and can’t put my phone down ?. I’m a LOVING reading your recipes (and commentary)! Ok…this may be a very dumb question, but what is the point of using protein powder? Like what does it do for you?
Hello! Welcome.:) Not a dumb question. Protein powder helps you eat more protein and less carbs in turn. Mostly for maintaining or losing weight. That’s it.:)
I literally laughed out loud when you said a 10 minute shower child free is like a 2 hour spa treatment. I was able to shower yesterday for 10 minutes by myself and I had a whole new perspective on life. I need to stop having kids. 4 is enough, right? I am afraid to use protein powder. I don’t really get to work out yet. My newborn is just now 8 weeks old. My work out routine is bouncing baby boy for only God knows how long. 26 g of fat seems like a lot if I am not really working out. What do you think?
4 kids is way more than enough. I stopped at 2. I can’t handle more. I don’t have time to shower long now although my kids are not babies. Running everywhere. I remember when my first one was born I was scared to take a shower and leave him alone. I dragged him with me in a bathroom. Omg how silly that was. And why. I waited for my husband to come home and shower at night lol.
8 weeks. So cute. Enjoy! As much as I miss babies (I do a lot!!!) I’m enjoying older kids – I spent half day reading in bed today. Omg dream life.
Last thing I would worry about is fat content of this smoothie. Those are healthy fats coming from almonds. Fat doesn’t make you fat but in the contrary keeps you full longer thus helping weight loss. I eat a lot of fat. Work out is only 20% of weight loss. You can be losing weight without working out. Just eat whole foods mostly.
I would consult your physician about protein powder if you are breastfeeding.
OMG half a day in bed reading! What what! Lucky duck. I can’t wait until I can do that again. I have a 12, 10, 2 and 8 week old. Thank God for the eldest two they help out a lot but do they ever eat. Especially my daughter she always has seconds of whatever I make for dinner. I am no longer breastfeeding due to my son’s inability to latch properly. I tried for 2 whole months to get him to breastfeed but when I went to the pediatrician last week and they told he had not gained anything. I gave up and switched to formula. Anyway thank you for your advice. I will keep that in mind when I make this smoothie today. I don’t have protein powder yet but I will add vanilla extract and cacao nibs and see how that turns out.
You are one busy mama. I never understood people saying you will never be less busy it is just different busy when kids get older. True. They eat a lot, so true. But they can help, very true.:)