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