Almond Milk Smoothie that is healthy, easy and great for a quick breakfast. If you are looking for a fruit smoothie with almond milk, you'll love this recipe.
Almond Milk Smoothie that is healthy, quick to make, and keeps me going on busy mornings
We love this Almond Milk Smoothie on busy weekday mornings. It takes only minutes to make, and it is filled with ingredients that keep me full.
This recipe has everything you would want in a breakfast smoothie:
- almond milk
- almond butter
- chia seeds
There's absolutely no added sugar or sweetener in this recipe. Instead, it's packed with good ingredients that work for a breakfast smoothie.
Does almond milk taste good in smoothies?
The very simple answer to whether almond milk tastes good in smoothies is: YES! Almond milk is a hands down winner when it comes to smoothies.
I love adding almond milk into smoothies because it's a dairy-free and a plant-based alternative that tastes great.
Usually, I use a very simple plain almond milk without added sugar for this recipe. But you can use sweetened or unsweetened vanilla almond milk too.
The health benefits of this breakfast smoothie
I love this Healthy Almond Milk smoothie because it is loaded with nutrient-packed ingredients that I want to start the day eating.
Healthy ingredient 1: almond butter
Almond butter: I use almond butter in this smoothie because it adds a whole list of nutrients and minerals. Just to name a few, you get:
- vitamin E
Get an extra boost with this Superfood Almond Butter. It has added organic goji, organic chia, and organic hemp seeds, and it comes in easy to use pouches!
Healthy ingredient 2: chia seeds
Chia seeds: On the health side, chia seeds are packed with nutrients including iron, potassium, calcium, as well as vitamins C, E, B1, B2, and B3. Plus, they help keep you full since they expand a bit.
I use ground chia seeds in this recipe because it's easy to add a scoop of it in without presoaking. If you have whole chia seeds, soak them for 10 minutes before blending.
You can read more about adding whole chia seeds in smoothies in this Blueberry Chia Smoothie recipe.
Healthy ingredient 3: Blueberries
Blueberries: These little superfoods are a great source of antioxidants, vitamins C and K, manganese, and fiber.
Particularly, blueberries are my favorite fruit to add to smoothies because you can easily buy them in frozen packs. The small size of blueberries makes them easy for blenders to power through quickly.
Healthy ingredient 4: oats
Oats: This whole-grain power food is good for getting fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These days, I rarely make smoothies without adding oats because it is such an easy way to get a health boost.
Oats contain large amounts of beta-glucan, which helps reduce LDL and total cholesterol levels. They also help make this smoothie filling.
I use quick cook oats in this recipe because they blend the easiest. By the time I get to drinking the smoothie, the oats have softened.
You can use old fashioned oats too. But, you might want to let the smoothie sit a bit after blending before drinking.
Enjoy this fruit smoothie with almond milk for a quick breakfast
I really hope you enjoy this almond milk smoothie as a quick and healthy breakfast. We have it on weekday mornings as we rush out the door.
One last tip if you take smoothies out the door. There's absolutely nothing special about these cups, but that's why I love them for taking smoothies to go.
Unlike other pricier smoothie cups marketed for taking smoothies to go, these cups don't have any areas that water might get trapped, or tricky bits that can't be washed.
I would have never found them if I didn't have a toddler, but now that I know, we use them all the time with these silicone straws for our breakfast smoothies.
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- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 small banana (see notes)
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 2 tablespoons ground chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons instant oats (use gluten-free if needed)
- Blend everything together until smooth. Enjoy immediately.
Mazhar Samo says
I tried it for the first time and it turned out to be amazing recipe. 5/5.
I tried substituting oat milk instead of almond milk. It’s not bad, but tastes pretty almond buttery. Not sure if it tastes that way with the almond milk, as I haven’t tried the original recipe. I really like it though! It’s my first experiment with oat milk in a smoothie!
Donna Howell says
I was looking for a lunch smoothie or shake to use in place of the SlimFast powder (which I haven't been able to find in the stores lately) and I found your recipe above. It's similar to my regular breakfast smoothie which I've been drinking every day for many years so I decided to try it. I didn't have the dates so used about a teaspoon of honey. I used ground flax seeds instead of the chia seeds, Old Fashioned oatmeal and a handful fresh spinach. It is wonderful! I'm drinking it right now! Thank you for the recipe.
Dawn Porto says
WOW! I also was reluctant to using oats in my smoothies until now. Thanks for the amazing recipe! Also I love the tip about freezing sliced bananas. Total game changer! Thanks so much for awesome smoothie recipies!
I was hesitant about using the oats in the smoothie but it turned out great. My initial search was for a healthy smoothie i could make with my kids. I used to just use apple juice and tropical fruit. Then i looked at how much added sugar was in the apple juice and i felt bad for feeding them something i thought was healthy. I was never a big fan of yogurt or dairy in my smoothies either but this recipe has opened my eyes! I already drink and love almond milk, i love chai seed and almond butter. All these ingredients are healthy and taste great. I'm very happy i decided to give it a try!
Tina Jui says
Hi Malyssa, thanks so much for leaving the comment and I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the smoothie! My little one loves this smoothie too, and I feel good knowing it's healthy. Happy smoothie drinking!
I love the flavor combo of this smoothie, thank you for sharing. It is my first time trying almond butter in a smoothie and it is heavenly.
Are the quick cook oats raw when u put them in? Can I use
Old fashion Quaker oars??
Tina Jui says
Hi Ellen - yes you can use raw oats. I prefer quick oats, but old fashioned is ok too.