almond breakfast smoothie

I find breakfast the most boring meal of the day. And I think it is not only me because health world has embraced chia seed pudding and egg muffins with a big fat “welcome”.

If you are not health conscious you can grab a size of your head muffin at a bakery in your office building, order an egg sausage sandwich at the nearest drive thru or eat a bowl of sugary cereal. 3-4 bucks and you are done. Sigh, that is easy but is not an option if you treat your body like a temple. That is just not for people like us, we need healthy breakfast ideas!

Container of protein powder- Organic Protein

That is why I won’t let go off a protein powder from my pantry. Seriously, clean, organic and plant-based protein powder makes my life so much easier. When I got offered to review Purely Inspired organic protein powder I was super excited because I think I have tried almost all plant-based powders on the market by now. I do love to review protein powders because it can be bit tricky to find a good tasting one.

If you have allergies, Purely Inspired is also gluten, dairy and soy free.

Nutritional info on lid of Organic Protein Powder container

I did really like Purely Inspired, both chocolate and french vanilla flavours. It tasted very good with barely any aftertaste and great solubility in water. And the best part – a 1.5 lbs jug like above sells at Wal Mart for $19.97. Like that is a killer price!

I have previously shared that when it comes to protein powder I prefer plant-based and it has to be organic to avoid pesticides, particularly glyphosate (RoundUp). I simply do not think our bodies need more animal products in a form of whey protein. I am trying to reduce our meat consumption and it is not always easy when feeding a family of four. So I do not need more fight in my life.

Scoop of protein powder

I know some might argue a protein powder is not a whole food. OK, it is processed but is it worse than eating a conventionally raised steak or chicken from a factory farm? To me the answer would be “no”. Also when I work out I am more hungry and my muscles need to recover. I did try mixing Purely Inspired with just water after my workout yesterday and it worked like a charm.

And also if you have kids…those flowers of our lives…Seriously, if you have children I do not need to explain how showering  by yourself for 10 minutes equates to a 2 hour spa treatment. So, if I can have a 3 minute healthy breakfast smoothie instead of junk or slaving at a stove for 20 minutes, man, I will take it. So, don’t judge if you have no kids. Get yourself a few and let’s chat. I bet you will be sipping wine behind the computer screen.

Ingredients for almond breakfast smoothie

So, making almond breakfast smoothie with protein powder makes only big sense. I thought of typical healthy breakfast ingredients and made sure to incorporate all food groups into one glass – complex carbs, plant-based protein and healthy fats.

For the longest time I had no idea what to do with gifted to me almond extract. I do not bake biscotti (do you even use almond extract in biscotti?!) because last time I did 9 years ago Alex broke his crown. I still clearly remember this day. I was trying to be a good wife during my first maternity leave and handed my tired husband a biscotti as soon as he walked in the house. $1,500 later…no biscotti for us.

almond breakfast smoothie ingredients in blender

This almond breakfast smoothie turned out delicious, creamy and very filling. I made it quite a few times for breakfast already. In fact, I have been making many smoothies for breakfast lately because I can’t think of an oatmeal for now. I was thinking you could even place all almond breakfast 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 drink while driving. I rarely sit down for breakfast…you know why. However, I try to sit down and have my tea or coffee while boys are eating. Don’t you just love watching your kids?! I mean watching while doing nothing?!

Protein powder is also great for baking. It allows you to have a baked good with way less calories and sugar.

almond breakfast smoothie in glass
almond breakfast smoothie recipe

Almond Breakfast Smoothie

Almond Breakfast Smoothie is a complete healthy breakfast on the go. Make in 3 minutes, sip on while driving.
5 from 2 votes
Servings 1 smoothie
Calories 340
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes



  • 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.


Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 411mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Olena Osipov
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Welcome! I grew up in Ukraine watching my grandma cook with simple ingredients. I have spent the last 11 years making it my mission to help you cook quick and easy meals for your family!

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    1. 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!

  1. 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!

    1. 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.:)

  2. 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?

    1. 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.:)

  3. 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?

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

        1. 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.:)

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