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. 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.

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Banana Almond Butter Smoothie

5 from 26 votes
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.
Hand holding a banana almond butter smoothie drizzled with almond butter and topped with chopped almonds.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2



  • Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.


Serving: 1smoothie Calories: 124kcal Carbohydrates: 17g Protein: 3g Fat: 6g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 8g
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond butter smoothie


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    1. TeresaThorne
      July 1, 2021 AT 9:20 am

      5 stars
      Craving all the goodness in this smoothie this morning. Everything I need and want so good

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 1, 2021 AT 12:11 pm

        Woo!! So pumped this smoothie was a hit, Teresa! Thanks for trying it out and coming back to leave a review and star rating. I really appreciate it!

    2. Kim
      June 28, 2021 AT 8:19 am

      5 stars
      Simple and delicious, and always in season!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 28, 2021 AT 10:39 am

        So glad you enjoyed this smoothie! Thanks for the review, Kim!

    3. Amy B
      June 23, 2021 AT 8:44 am

      5 stars
      So yummy and creamy!!! I love how quick and easy this one is, but super fulfilling as well!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 23, 2021 AT 11:06 am

        Yay!! So glad you enjoyed this smoothie, Amy! Thanks so much for trying it and coming back to leave a review 🙂

    4. Taylor Byers
      June 20, 2021 AT 2:14 pm

      5 stars
      Simple is challenging be soo nice sometimes! This smoothie was easy to put together and really satisfied my sweet tooth craving! I added some vanilla protein powder for extra protein. I loved it!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 21, 2021 AT 11:01 am

        Yay! I’m so pumped you enjoyed this smoothie, Taylor! Thanks for making it and coming back to leave a review!

    5. Teresa Thorne
      June 16, 2021 AT 8:43 am

      5 stars
      Another throw back to one of my favorite smoothies. This just hits all my cravings in one drink. Thank you

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 16, 2021 AT 10:38 am

        I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying this smoothie, Teresa! Thanks for the review. It means the world to me!

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