Creamy Almond Butter & Banana Protein Smoothie


Indulge in the luxuriously creamy combination of almond butter and ripe bananas in this protein-packed smoothie. 

The Creamy Almond Butter & Banana Protein Smoothie is a delectable blend of nutty richness and natural sweetness that not only tantalizes your taste buds but also provides a healthy dose of protein to fuel your day.

Creamy Almond Butter & Banana Protein Smoothie

Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 5 minutes
  • Cooking: 0 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Yields: 2 servings
  • Ideal Serving Size: 250ml per serving

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 220
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6g
  • Sugars: 11g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 80mg
  • Potassium: 400mg
  • Vitamin C: 20% DV
  • Vitamin B6: 15% DV
  • Calcium: 8% DV
  • Iron: 6% DV

Ingredients (measured in grams)

  • 200g ripe bananas
  • 30g almond butter
  • 150g Greek yogurt
  • 20g vanilla protein powder
  • 15g honey or agave nectar
  • 150ml almond milk
  • 100g ice cubes

Method of Preparation

  1. Begin by peeling and slicing the ripe bananas.
  2. In a blender, combine the sliced bananas, almond butter, Greek yogurt, vanilla protein powder, and honey or agave nectar.
  3. Add the almond milk and ice cubes to the blender.
  4. Blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth and creamy, typically for about 2 minutes.
  5. Taste and adjust sweetness or thickness, if needed, by adding more honey, almond butter, or ice.
  6. Pour the Creamy Almond Butter & Banana Protein Smoothie into serving glasses and garnish with a drizzle of almond butter and a banana slice.
  7. Serve immediately and savor the sumptuous creaminess with a protein boost!

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • Choose ripe bananas for natural sweetness and a smoother texture.
  • Adjust the amount of almond butter and honey to achieve your desired taste and thickness.
  • To enhance the fiber content, consider adding a tablespoon of flaxseeds or oats.

Anticipated FAQs

Q: Can I prepare this smoothie in advance and store it?

A: While it's best enjoyed immediately, you can store it in the refrigerator for a short period. Just give it a good stir before serving.

Q: Is almond butter the only nut butter option?

A: No, you can use other nut butters like peanut butter or cashew butter for a different flavor profile.

Q: Can I use a different milk instead of almond milk?

A: Absolutely, you can substitute almond milk with any milk of your choice.

Q: How can I make the smoothie thicker or thinner?

A: To make it thicker, add more ice, almond butter, or banana. To make it thinner, adjust by adding more milk.

This Creamy Almond Butter & Banana Protein Smoothie is a delightful blend of creaminess and protein goodness. 

Whether you're starting your day or replenishing after a workout, this smoothie is a tasty and nutritious choice. Enjoy the velvety richness and power up your day!