Looking for a super easy smoothie recipe that will become your kiddos’ (and your!) new favorite summer drink? This banana almond butter smoothie fits the bill. This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze.

Summer brings out the smoothie lover in me. I mean, I’m always a fan of smoothies but I’m less likely to crave a cold, refreshing smoothie in the middle of winter. Now that it’s blazing hot outside, I could go for a smoothie all day, every day.

Hand holding a banana almond butter smoothie drizzled with almond butter and topped with chopped almonds.

I kept it super simple with this banana almond butter smoothie made with Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla almondmilk. It’s made with just four ingredients, three if you don’t count the ice, and it’s really delicious. This smoothie isn’t super thick or heavy, but it still has some healthy fat and protein, so it makes for a filling snack, for both adults and kids.  

I’ve always loved the combo of banana and almond butter (especially on toast), but it’s so amazing in smoothie form too! 

If you have kids, this is a great recipe to get them involved with! They can help pour the almondmilk in the blender, scoop the almond butter, get ice from the freezer and/or press the button on the blender!

Two small mason jars with banana almond butter smoothie and straws. A carton on Blue Diamond almondmilk is behind the glasses.

Ingredients in a Banana Almond Butter Smoothie

Why Almond Milk?

Whether you’re lactose intolerant, vegan or just trying out dairy-free milks, almondmilk is a great alternative to cow’s milk. My go-to is Almond Breeze almondmilks and I typically reach for their Unsweetened Original or Unsweetened Vanilla flavor. One serving of their unsweetened varieties has only 30 calories and no added sugar, plus they are an excellent source of calcium (no you don’t need to drink cow’s milk to get your daily dose of calcium!) and is gluten-free. I also prefer this brand because of its texture and taste – rich and creamy with a hint of almond taste. Also what I love the rich history behind the brand. Did you know Blue Diamond Growers is the world’s leading almond marketer and processor? It led the development of California’s almond industry since it was formed as a nonprofit, grower-owned cooperative over 100 years ago. Today, Blue Diamond has over 3,000 growers across California! 

As I shared in my recipe up above, Almond Breeze is perfect in smoothies and even in baking or on its own. If you are using it in a recipe, it’s a simple 1:1 swap for any dairy or liquid. 

If you’re looking to shop for Almond Breeze, good news is it’s available nationwide in many local grocers. You can find them at Publix, Kroger, Walmart, Target, and more. Score! They have a handy product locator on their website if you want to search your neighborhood.

Bird's eye view of two banana almond butter smoothies with straws and topped with chopped almonds and an almond butter drizzle. Almonds, banana slices and a napkin are on the table.

How to Make a Banana Almond Butter Smoothie

It doesn’t get much easier than this. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend on high until smooth! You can use a frozen banana or a fresh one, but I personally like the texture that frozen bananas give smoothies. Of course, feel free to play around and add in extra ingredients like chia seeds or a handful of spinach to make it a green smoothie.

If you make this banana almond butter smoothie, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting me know how it turns out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and other EBF readers.

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Hand holding a banana almond butter smoothie drizzled with almond butter and topped with chopped almonds.

Banana Almond Butter Smoothie


Looking for a super easy smoothie recipe that will become your kiddos’ (and your!) new favorite summer drink? This banana almond butter smoothie fits the bill.



  1. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 124
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 3g

Keywords: almond butter smoothie

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    1. Natasha
      April 6, 2021 AT 9:37 am

      I loved this smoothie!! It was so mild and refreshing, making for the perfect breakfast! Also added a scoop of chocolate protein powder and it was a delicious combination!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 6, 2021 AT 7:27 pm

        So glad you loved this recipe, Natasha! Thanks for the review!

    2. Jonathan Winchell
      February 27, 2021 AT 10:33 pm

      The smoothie turned out great. I added everything that includes almond milk, bannaa, almond butter, ice cubes and I even added blueberries. Turned out great.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 28, 2021 AT 11:35 pm

        So glad you loved this smoothie, Jonathan. Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

    3. Yvonne
      December 29, 2020 AT 11:22 am

      Though frozen bananas are used in most of my smoothie recipes, I haven’t tried a smoothie with it being the main star. Just not a banana flavor fan. However, I gave this recipe a go when I realized bananas were all I had on hand, and I was pleasantly surprised! I only also added a tablespoon of chia seeds. Very satisfying and tasty. Thanks for this simple recipe!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 29, 2020 AT 12:45 pm

        So glad you loved this smoothie, Yvonne! Thanks for giving it a try and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

    4. Alan
      October 12, 2020 AT 9:30 pm

      It looks so refreshing…. yummy

    5. zikora
      August 12, 2020 AT 4:00 am

      I’m in love with this smoothie.
      I make this daily!!

    6. Catherine
      June 5, 2020 AT 12:57 pm

      I have a Vitamix and always struggle with the consistency being too thin & runny. I tried doing half the amount of almond milk and it was still like a drink. Any tips?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 5, 2020 AT 4:02 pm

        Hey Catherine – Are you using a fresh or frozen banana? If you’re not using frozen, I would try using a frozen banana next time and you can always add more ice to reach your desired consistency. 🙂

    7. Lauren
      April 30, 2020 AT 11:09 am

      This is absolutely delicious!! New addition to my breakfast

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 30, 2020 AT 10:47 pm

        Yay!! So glad you enjoyed this smoothie, Lauren. Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it!

    8. Alexis Johnson
      April 28, 2020 AT 2:28 pm

      this recipe is REALLY GOOD. it’s thick when you add FROZEN bananas to it. love it! thx for sharing!!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 29, 2020 AT 12:31 am

        Ahh yay!! I’m so glad you enjoyed this smoothie recipe, Alexis! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it!

    9. Jason Neely
      April 24, 2020 AT 10:37 am

      Awesome product and I love taking this pre and post workout! This is an awesome drink to have for lunch to with a nice salad/or salad wrap!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 24, 2020 AT 2:16 pm

        I’m so glad you’re enjoying this smoothie, Jason! Thanks for taking the time to come back and leave a comment and star rating. I really appreciate it!

    10. Dawn
      December 10, 2019 AT 8:54 pm

      The nutritional values seem way off. 1 tb of almond butter alone is 100 calories and 9grams of fat!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 11, 2019 AT 2:59 pm

        The recipe makes two servings. 🙂

    11. Tracey
      August 22, 2019 AT 12:41 pm

      It is absolutely delicious!! I added the chia seeds the second time I made this
      It has become one of my families favorites!!thank you so much for sharing

    12. carol
      August 7, 2019 AT 8:11 am

      in the photo of the banana almond milk smoothie….what do you have swirled on top?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 7, 2019 AT 5:40 pm

        Hi Carol! It’s almond butter drizzled on top. 🙂

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