Epic Almond Smoothie – An Easy, Plant Based Beverage

almond smoothie

Almonds are my go-to snack since they provide a quick boost of healthy fats, protein and fiber. I often take them on long runs, into the Grand Canyon, and you can probably find some floating around my purse in the case of an emergency. This almond smoothie recipe was a no-brainer. Almonds and almond milk combined with bananas and strawberries quickly become a filling and delicious breakfast.

How to Make an Almond Smoothie

Get ready for the world’s healthiest fast food- a smoothie. In one easy step, you’ve got a meal that is filling, full of great nutrients and delicious tastes.

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth.
  2. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

Make sure at least one of your fruits is frozen to produce a refreshingly cool smoothie. And if you just can’t handle a smoothie without leafy greens then toss ’em in!

ingredients for a plant based snack

Almond Smoothie FAQs

Are almonds in smoothies good?

Yes! Adding in raw almond, almond milk, or almond meal to your next smoothie will give you fiber and a healthy fat boost.

Is almond milk bad in smoothies?

Only if you don’t like almond milk. It’s a delicious, plant-based option that easily blends with a variety of fruits and veggies. Almond milk adds in good nutrients as well as works as a natural thickener.

Are raw almonds good in smoothies?

They can be! If you’ve got a high-powered blender, then you can add pretty much any raw nut to a smoothie and enjoy its benefits. If your blender isn’t Vitamix-grade, then soak the nuts for four hours before blending to soften.

energizing almond smoothie recipe

Easy Recipe Swaps

Swap in one serving of your favorite plant protein powder for chia seeds. The cinnamon honestly makes this smoothie next level. Omit it if cinnamon isn’t your thing. While this is called an almond smoothie, there is no judgment if you use a different plant milk. Cashew or oat would work great!

If the natural sugar is a bit too much for you then swap out ½ of the banana for ¼ cup frozen cauliflower. Swap the 2 tbsps of almonds for the nut or seed of your choice.

superfood almonds in a snack

Benefits of Almonds

Almonds are a pretty impressive nut. One ounce holds 3.5 grams of fiber, 6 grams of protein and 14 grams of fat as well as large amounts of the recommended daily value of vitamin E, manganese and magnesium.

They also contain large amounts of antioxidants, which our bodies use to fight inflammation and cancer.

Because almonds are high in fat, protein and fiber, they can help lower blood sugar. Grab a handful for your next snack and soak in the benefits.

I use both almond and almond milk in my almond smoothie recipe to increase all the goodness going into my body.

Choosing the Right Milk

You can either buy or make almond milk, and both are great options!

Store-bought almond milk: There are so many brands to choose from when buying almond milk. I love the variety and accessibility of plant-based milk today! Yet ALWAYS read the labels (even of your favorite brand!) to make sure companies aren’t trying to slip weird ingredients into your milk.

Every year Simple Green Smoothies searches all the grocery stores in the Tampa Bay area for new and improved brands of almond milk, then we test them and rate. We do all the research for you!

Homemade almond milk: I love making my own plant milk. It’s easy and I know exactly what goes into it. If you’ve never tried to make your own before, then try it! You might never go back to the store-bought stuff again.

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Using Almonds in Smoothies

Check out these great smoothie recipes that use almond or almond milk:

Give this epic smoothie a try and let me know how it turns out! I love a new smoothie recipe, don’t you?

Epic Almond Smoothie

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Start your morning with a protein fueled breakfast all wrapped up in a perfectly sweet smoothie. This almond smoothie is delicious and an easy on-the-go beverage for a busy day.

Total Time5 minutes



  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbs almonds
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup strawberries (frozen)
  • ½ test ground cinnamon
  • 1 test maple syrup (or honey)


  • Make sure to use a frozen fruit for a refreshingly cold smoothie
  • Add even more protein with 1 tablespoon of chia seeds or 1 serving of Protein Smoothie Boost
  • For less natural sugar, swap ½ banana with ¼ cup frozen cauliflower

Nutrition (estimated)

Calories: 339kcal (17%) Carbohydrates: 44g (15%) Protein: 9g (18%) Fat: 17g (26%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g Monnounsaturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 1g Sodium: 329mg (14%) Potassium: 727mg (21%) Fiber: 12g (50%) Sugar: 19g (21%) Vitamin A: 94IU (2%) Vitamin C: 53mg (64%) Calcium: 456mg (46%) Iron: 2mg (11%)


Warm Chai Smoothie — Spiced Tea Beverage for Winter

Chai juice

Is it cold where you live? Fall and winter bring cool temperatures that make it hard to crave a nice frosty green smoothie when you prefer sipping on something warm and comforting. justified! Instead of skipping that smoothie altogether, try this warm drink. It gives you all the best in fresh produce and energy-boosting ingredients but also keeps you toasty warm. My tea smoothie might be your go-to drink this winter!

tea tea juice

How to make warm juice

Warm smoothies are very similar to cold smoothies, with a few modifications. Here’s how I like to mix it up:

  1. mixes Spinach, tea and coconut milk until smooth.
  2. Add remaining components. If you are using a file high speed mixer Then start blending on low speed and work on high speed. Blend for 3-5 minutes or until very hot. If you are using a file normal mixer Then blend until smooth and heat the blended juice on the stovetop or transfer to cups and heat in the microwave until heated.

masala chai (Spiced tea) A thousand year old beverage that originated in India. It can be made with a wide variety of spices as well as different types of tea depending on the region of the world. You can definitely make this green tea-inspired smoothie with the tea of ​​your choice (contains caffeine or not).

Delicious warm drink

Tips for a delicious chai juice

Hot tea can be used while blending if your blender container is heat-resistant. If you choose to mix hot liquid, make sure the cap is ventilated so the liquid doesn’t leak or splash. If your blender has a soup setting, this is the perfect smoothie for that setting!

Canned full cream coconut milk makes this tea juice smoothie extra creamy. Use light canned coconut milk or a carton of coconut milk to reduce the fat. Replace the Medjool date with a little more maple syrup if desired.

Feel free to drink this juice at room temperature instead of heating it. Rock stars have told me that they often drink room temperature juices during the winter, and that’s cool! This smoothie is equally delicious and chilled, so if you’re not up for a hot drink, keep it cold!

Chai juice

Frequently asked questions about tea tea juice

How many calories are in tea tea juice?

My Chai Smoothie has 396 calories (with full cream coconut milk). If you want to cut your calorie count easily, just replace the whole coconut milk with light canned coconut milk or even carton coconut milk.

How long does juice stay fresh in the refrigerator?

I recommend drinking the smoothies within a couple of days of mixing. They start losing nutrients after about 15 minutes, yet still look great the next day! Just be sure to shake this chilled smoothie well before your first sip.

Does chai tea boost your metabolism?

Tea naturally contains caffeine (unless it’s an herbal tea) and can boost your metabolism. Some teas boost metabolism more than others.

warm green juice

Warm drinks for cold weather

Put on your cold brew coffee and get ready to enjoy the seasonal flavors with our smoothie and drink recipes below. I love switching up my drinking routine with a fresh batch of fruits and vegetables, and these recipes herald cooler weather the right way.

warm juices

If you can’t stand the thought of mixing up a cold smoothie this time of year, don’t! Instead, try one of these incredibly delicious warm juices embracing season:

Warm vegetarian drinks

If you’re anything like me, cooler weather keeps me sipping on warmer drinks all day long. Here are a few of my favorite things to drink:

What hot drinks do you like to keep you warm during cold weather? Leave a comment below and tell me what to drink this winter!

Chai juice

Warm chai juice

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A comforting warm meal replacement smoothie packed with healthy fruits and spinach, plus just the right amount of spice inside a warm chia tea smoothie.

total time5 Minutes



  • ½ cup fresh spinach
  • ½ cup brewed tea (herbal green, white or black)
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ pears (drilled and peeled)
  • ½ An apple (drilled and peeled)
  • 1 unknown date
  • ½ small spoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ inch ginger root
  • small spoon of ground cardamom
  • 1 service Boost Protein Smoothie ((my choice))


  • mixes Spinach, tea and coconut milk until smooth.

  • next one, Add the remaining ingredients. If you are using a high speed mixer, start mixing again on low speed until high speed. Leave to mix for 3-5 minutes, or until very hot. If you are using a regular mixer, blend until smooth and heat gently on the stovetop or transfer to mugs and heat in the microwave.


Note: Hot tea can be used, but use caution when mixing. Be sure to ventilate the cap so that the liquid does not leak and splash. Mix on low speed, working on high speed until smooth.

Nutrition (estimated)

Calories: 396Calories (20%) carbohydrates: 49g (16%) protein: 4g (8%) Fat: 25g (38%) Saturated fat: 21g (131%) Unsaturated fats: 1g Monounsaturated fats: 1g sodium: 32mg (1%) Potassium: 758mg (22%) the basic: 8g (33%) sugar: 34g (38%) Vitamin A: 1517IU (30%) Vitamin C: 14mg (17%) Calcium: 75mg (8%) iron: 5mg (28%)