Do you love almond milk? Do you love smoothies? Here are some delicious smoothie recipes that you can make with almond milk!
When it comes to non-dairy milk alternatives, one particular product has been shining in the spotlight lately. That non-dairy alternative is none other than almond milk. If you follow food and health blogs, buy recipe books, or even just follow health-conscious celebrities or media personalities, you’ve probably seen people raving about almond milk, and it is often their preferred choice of non-dairy milk. So, why is everyone crazy about almond milk? Out of all its fellow non-dairy and dairy counterparts, it has the least amount of calories, naturally devoid of cholesterol and saturated fat, and it’s argued that it may be the healthiest choice out of all of them. For example, soy milk contains about 100-130 calories per cup and unsweetened almond milk contains about 30 calories per cup. That’s a big jump! If you like making smoothies with regular milk or yogurt, you’ll be glad to know that you don’t have sacrifice a creamy, rich taste if you switch to almond milk. You can incorporate almond milk into any smoothie and retain great taste while keeping it healthy! Here are some tasty recipes of smoothies with almond milk that you’ll absolutely love:
2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
¼ cup frozen blueberries
¼ cup frozen strawberries
¼ cup fresh mango
Instructions: Place the blueberries and strawberries in a container in the freezer for about 4 hours or more. (You can also purchase pre-frozen berries, especially if fresh ones aren’t in season.) Cut the banana and mango into blendable chunks and freeze them. Once everything is frozen, throw it all in the blender. Lastly, pour in your almond milk and blend it until smooth.
Banana Strawberry Smoothie
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 Tbsp sweetener of your choice (honey, maple syrup, molasses)
1/2 frozen banana
1/4 cup frozen strawberries
3-4 drops vanilla extract
Instructions: Cut the banana into little pieces and place it and the strawberries in the freezer for about 4 hours or more. Once it has frozen, pile in your strawberries and banana in the blender, pour in your almond milk, then add 3 or 4 drops of vanilla extract to taste. Blend until smooth.
Tangy Grape Smoothie
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup green seedless grapes, frozen
1 Tbsp parsley leaves
1 Tbsp grapefruit juice
1 tsp honey
3-4 ice cubes
Instructions: Freeze a cup of grapes and chunks of banana for about 4 hours or more. Cut the grapefruit in two halves and squeeze out the juice into a cup. Use a tablespoon of juice for your smoothie. Chop up some parsley. Once your grapes and banana are frozen, put them in the blender with the parsley. Throw in the tablespoon of grapefruit juice. Add in a teaspoon of honey, then pour in the almond milk, and blend it all up!
Kale and Banana Smoothie
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup kale
1 medium banana
Instructions: Chop up 1 cup of kale and a banana. Put the two in the blender, pour in almond milk, and give it a whirl until it’s smooth.
Instructions: Dice up the bananas and strawberries and then freeze them for about 4 hours. Grate about a ¼ teaspoon of orange zest. Cut your freshly zested orange in half and squeeze out the juice, using about ¼ of it for your smoothie. Take out your frozen fruits and put them in the blender. Add in a ½ teaspoon of green tea matcha powder, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, a ¼ teaspoon of orange zest, and 1 tablespoon of honey, if you want to sweeten it. Pour in your orange juice and almond milk, then blend it until it’s smooth and creamy.
Chocolate, Banana, and Almond Milk Smoothie
1 ½ to 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 frozen bananas
1/3 cup frozen strawberries
2-3 heaping Tbsp cocoa powder
2 Tbsp salted almond butter
1 Tbsp flaxseed meal (optional)
1 tsp sweetener of choice
1/3 cup ice
Instructions: Slice up the bananas and strawberries and freeze them for about 4 hours. Take them out once they’re frozen and put them in the blender. Add in 2 or 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder. Add in the flax-seed meal, salted almond butter, and a sweetener of your choice. Pour in your almond milk and give it a spin!
Smoothies are not only delicious, they’re also a great way to include some more nutrients and fiber into your diet, all in one drink! If you like to snack, reach for a smoothie instead of junk food that won’t do anything good to your body. And if you like your smoothies rich and creamy, instead of cow’s milk, go for some healthy, low-calorie almond milk. You won’t have to sacrifice the texture and taste of your smoothie, and it is a healthy, low-calorie option. So go get your blender and mix up these yummy almond milk smoothie recipes!