Almond Butter Smoothie

This almond butter smoothie is a quick and easy breakfast or snack made with just 3 ingredients! Low in carbs but full of flavor, it’s easy to customize! 3 grams net carbs per serving. 

almond butter smoothie

Almond Butter Smoothie

When it comes to simple smoothies, my favorite recipes to make are almond milk smoothie, avocado smoothie, and this almond butter smoothie.

I always thought I was a diehard peanut butter lover, but then I tried some almond butter and have never turned back. Unlike peanut butter, almond butter isn’t overpowering, yet it gives a rich and buttery texture to a variety of foods.

Recently, my mom gifted me with two huge jars of fresh almond butter. While I’d usually eat it with a spoon from the jar (seriously), I’ve recently started using it in more and more of my everyday recipes. While I typically enjoy them in cookies or in brownies, I’ve loved adding it to smoothies!

I’ve been meaning to share an almond butter smoothie for quite some time. It’s been a pleasant change from my usual peanut butter smoothie, and I love how it tastes like dessert! No dairy and no refined sugar are needed, but you’d never tell. The texture is smooth, thick, and extra creamy. It’s got a light almond and maple flavor, without being overpowering.

The last few weeks, I’ve had less time to meal prep and this smoothie has been such a game changer- Less than a minute and I have an instant breakfast or snack!

How do you make an almond butter smoothie?

The Ingredients

  • Almond butter– Smooth or crunchy almond butter with no added sugar. 
  • Maple syrup– Adds a dash of sweetness, and pairs beautifully with the almond butter. I used sugar free maple syrup.
  • Milk of choice– I used unsweetened almond milk, but any milk can be used. 
  • Ice– Thickens the smoothie. 

The Instructions

Add all your ingredients into a high speed blender and blend well, until thick and creamy. Pour the smoothie into two glasses and serve immediately. 

smoothie with almond butter

Tips to make the best smoothie with almond butter

  • This smoothie relies on the ice for thickness. If you omit it, you’ll have a very thin (but still delicious!) smoothie.
  • For a protein almond butter smoothie, add 1-2 scoops of your favorite protein powder. 
  • Taste your smoothie directly from the blender. If it isn’t sweet enough, add a teaspoon or two extra of maple syrup. 

Flavor variations

While this smoothie tastes delicious on its own, add some other ingredients for some variety! 

  • Blueberry– Add 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries. 
  • Peanut butter– Have the best of both worlds! Add a scoop of peanut butter, or replace the almond butter completely with it. 
  • Banana– Add 1 frozen banana and omit the ice. 
  • Chocolate– Mix in 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder. 
  • Spinach– Add 1 cup of loosely packed baby spinach. 

Storing and freezing the smoothie

  • To store: While the smoothie is best enjoyed fresh, you can store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Be sure to mix it very well prior to consuming it, to ensure there has been no separation. 
  • To freeze: Pour the smoothie into an ice cube tray or a shallow container, and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months. When ready to enjoy, simply place the ice cubes/block in the freeze and blend until smooth. 

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almond butter smoothie

Almond Butter Smoothie

This almond butter smoothie is a quick and simple snack or breakfast made with just 3 ingredients! No dairy and no sugar needed, it's low in carbs but full of flavor!
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 116kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a high speed blender, add all your ingredients and blend well, until thick and creamy.
  • Pour into two glasses and serve immediately.

Notes

TO STORE: While the smoothie is best enjoyed fresh, you can store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Be sure to mix it very well prior to consuming it, to ensure there has been no separation. 
TO FREEZE: Pour the smoothie into an ice cube tray or a shallow container, and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months. When ready to enjoy, simply place the ice cubes/block in the freeze and blend until smooth. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 1mg | NET CARBS: 2g
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