Banana Almond Butter Smoothie

Enjoy a filling and nutritious breakfast with my banana almond butter smoothie.

It’s easy and quick to make, and on top of that, tastes delicious!

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Banana Almond Butter Smoothie

Banana Almond Butter Smoothie

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Whip up my Banana Almond Butter Smoothie for a creamy, satisfying treat! It blends the rich flavors of banana and almond butter to create a perfect snack or quick breakfast.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 23 soft pitted dates
  • 1/3 red apple diced and cored
  • 1 tablespoon oats or flaxseeds
  • 1 cup almond milk

Instructions

  • To a blender, add the apple and almond butter first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  • Blend for 3-4 minutes, or until smooth!
  • Pour the smoothie into a cup, and enjoy immediately.

Notes

*For smoothie benefits, recipe notes, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 458
  • Sugar: 36.8g
  • Fat: 13.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 59.4g
  • Fiber: 8.2g
  • Protein: 31.3g

What Is This Banana Almond Butter Smoothie Good For:

Banana Almond Butter Smoothie served in a tall thick glass cup

This smoothie is packed with numerous different ingredients, all contributing to vital nutrients.

I have personally enjoyed this smoothie best for:

  • Breakfast
    • Nutrient-Dense Start: This smoothie provides a balanced mix of protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates, which helps sustain energy levels throughout the morning.
    • Quick and Easy: It’s quick to make, making it an ideal option for busy mornings when you need a nutritious breakfast on the go.
    • Fiber-Rich: The fiber content from the banana, oats, and dates aids digestion and keeps you feeling full longer.
  • Pre Workout
    • Energy Boost: The carbohydrates from bananas and dates provide a quick source of energy to fuel your workout.
    • Protein Boost: With 31.1g of protein per serving, this smoothie is sure to power up your workout and muscle-building.
    • Easy to Digest: The smoothie is light and easy to digest, so it won’t weigh you down during your workout.
  • Post Workout
    • Muscle Recovery: The high protein content helps repair and build muscles after an intense workout.
    • Replenishes Glycogen: The natural sugars from fruits and dates help replenish glycogen stores, restoring energy levels.
    • Hydration: The smoothie is hydrating and refreshing.
  • Afternoon Energy Boost
    • Sustained Energy: The combination of protein, fats, and carbs provides a steady release of energy, avoiding the afternoon slump.
    • Mental Clarity: The healthy fats from almond butter and flaxseeds support brain function, helping to keep you focused and alert.
    • Satisfying Snack: It’s a satisfying and nutritious option to curb hunger and prevent unhealthy snacking.

If you enjoy this almond smoothie, I recommend that you also try my chunky monkey smoothie and my coffee protein smoothie recipe!

And finally, of course, you have to try my almond butter smoothie bowl!

Smoothie Variations and Recipe Notes

Banana Almond Butter Smoothie being poured into a glass cup from a blender jug

Whilst I personally rarely change this smoothie, because I love it as it is, perhaps you may want to change an ingredient or two, or even add extra ingredient

Feel free to experiment on your own, or check out some of my suggestions below:

  1. No Protein Powder: If you don’t like protein powders, or simply don’t like their taste in smoothies, I recommend that you omit it for either 1/3 cup of yogurt (if not vegan).
  2. Swap The Fruit: You can swap the apple for other fruit, I have experimented using fresh berries, and I found they worked great in the smoothie.
  3. No Dates: You can add sweetness by adding a teaspoon of honey or maple syrup.
  4. Add Some Warmth: You can add a pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon for something extra!
  5. Swap The Base: Instead of almond milk, you can use any milk you like or have.
  6. Add Some Spice: Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon or nutmeg for an aromatic twist!

I recommend that you also try my banana bread smoothie if you loved spiced smoothies!

Equipment

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh x
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

If possible, use a high-speed blender, but the blenders on the list marked with a yes tick, are suitable with this recipe.

The only one I suggest that you avoid is the Blendjet.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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