Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie

Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie - Fresh Produce 411

  Prep Time   Total Time
5 mins 5 mins

An insanely creamy, nutritious, 6-ingredient smoothie with wild blueberries, banana, almond butter, flaxseed, and chia seed. A delicious, plant-based breakfast or snack!

Author: Minimalist Baker
Recipe type: Breakfast, Beverage
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free
Serves: 2

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (~1 1/2 bananas or 200 g) ripe chunks frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup (74 g) frozen blueberries (wild, organic when possible)
  • 1 Tbsp (16 g) almond butter (or peanut or sunflower seed butter)
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp (7 g) flaxseed meal
  • 1 Tbsp (12 g) chia seed
  • optional: 1-2 Tbsp (5-10 g) protein powder (see my Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder Review for recommendations)

Instructions

  1. Add frozen banana, blueberries, almond butter, flaxseed meal, chia seeds, and almond milk to a high-speed blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth. Protein powder is optional and I skipped it, but it would make a great addition for more staying powder (just know it will affect the flavor/sweetness). See my full Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder Reviewfor recommendations.
  2. If it has trouble blending, add a bit more almond milk. Then taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more banana (or a bit of stevia) for sweetness, blueberries for fruitiness, almond butter for nuttiness/creaminess, or almond milk to thin.
  3. To serve: An optional step is to pour a bit of light coconut milk or almond milk into your serving glass(es) first and then top with the smoothie for a swirl effect! Coconut milk is thicker and makes a better swirl, but both work.
  4. Garnish with additional chia seeds and/or almond butter (optional) and enjoy! Store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 2 days, though best when fresh.

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 of 2 smoothies calculated without protein powder or additional toppings (i.e. coconut milk or chia seed).

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 smoothie (of 2) Calories: 183
Fat: 5.5g Saturated fat: 0.7g
Carbohydrates: 31.9g Sugar: 16.1g
Sodium: 73mg Fiber: 6.6g
Protein: 3.8g