21 Delicious and Healthy Almond Milk Smoothie Recipes
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21 Delicious and Healthy Almond Milk Smoothie Recipes

If you’re in the process of trying to lose weight but struggling with those sugary and sweet cravings and you want something sweet, then our almond milk smoothie recipes presented here will be perfect for you!

Almond milk smoothies are one of the best ways to help make a great smoothie, which is also weight-friendly.

While the recipes here are all going to be a little bit different from one another, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect smoothie for you.

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If you are unfamiliar with almond milk, it is dairy-free milk that is made from almonds and is still creamy and makes a great alternative to regular milk.

There is hardly any fat in it, and it is very low in calories as well - provided you choose the unsweetened version.

Almond milk is perfect for smoothies because it adds in the creaminess that you like without adding a ton of calories, as well as being free from lactose.

Suggested read: Delicious smoothie recipes without yogurt

The recipes below are going to be perfect, whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast, a great snack, or an excellent dessert. If you’re looking for it, we’ve got you covered.

Benefits of Almond Milk for Your Health

Almond milk has become quite a popular drink and milk alternative in recent years. It is rich in many beneficial nutrients our body needs. It is made by blending almonds with water. The mixture is then strained through a strainer to remove any solid particles. Its nutty flavor and creamy texture lend well to many different healthy smoothie recipes.

It can be found in most grocery stores, however, if you don't make it yourself at home. When choosing your almond milk, it is best to reach for one that doesn't contain any excess or added sugar. You will also find that most almond milks are enriched with vitamins, minerals, and protein. Some are also enriched with calcium.

Nutritious and Delicious

Many almond milk varieties contain added Vitamin D, calcium, and protein, which makes it very similar to regular milk when looking at the nutritional offerings. It is also rich in Vitamin E.

Low in Calories

Almonds are rich in fat and high in calories, but almond milk is still considered a lower-calorie beverage. Just one cup of almond milk, for example, contains approximately 30 calories, which is half that of which you would find in a cup of skim milk.

Won't Raise Blood Sugar

Almond milk will not spike your blood sugar levels because it is high in fat and protein when compared to its carb content. However, you always need to read the ingredients because many store-bought almond milk varieties contain added sugar.

Dairy-Free

Since it contains no animal products, almond milk is dairy-free. It is a good option for vegans as well as those who are sensitive to dairy products. It is easier to digest and contains no lactose. Therefore, it is a more than suitable replacement for lactose.

Almond Milk for Weight Loss

If you are embarking on a weight loss journey, then almond milk can definitely assist you. Simply replacing a few of your daily servings of dairy with almond milk can drastically cut your caloric intake by hundreds of calories.

Unsweetened almond milk also has up to 80 percent fewer calories than you would find in regular milk which also helps with any weight loss goals you may have.

Superfood Almond Milk Smoothie Recipes

1. Spinach Kale Protein Smoothie

Picture of spinach kale protein smoothie in a glass with spinach leaves around it.

If you want to find a quick and easy smoothie to bring with you on the go, or build muscles, then this is a great smoothie for you.

If you don’t want the protein powder in this smoothie, then you can remove it from the list and reduce the almond milk by two ounces.

Makes one serving

Ingredients
  • Handful spinach
  • Handful kale
  • 2 spoons of chia seeds soaked in water overnight (alternative if you’re okay with dairy: 2 ounces of fat-free plain Greek yogurt)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 2 ounces unsweetened almond milk
Instructions

All of the ingredients in this smoothie can be tossed into a blender, and you’ll be good to go to make your smoothie.

Looking for more Kale smoothie recipes? Check out our Kale recipes collection, which brings more surprising ways to make kale taste great!

2. Spinach Kale Apple Smoothie

Picture of spinach kale apple smoothie in a jar with straw in it. Apple is from the right side of the jar, kale leaves are behind the glass, and the bowl with apples is on the left side of the jar.

If you’re about to tackle a crazy busy day, then this is going to be the smoothie that you need to provide you with the perfect energy source.

It is very low in calories and has a ton of nutrients and antioxidants, thanks to some of the superfood ingredients you will find in it.

Makes one serving

Ingredients
  • Handful spinach
  • Handful kale
  • 1 green apple
  • 10g spirulina powder
  • 10g wheatgrass powder
  • ¼ teaspoon grated ginger
  • 4 ounces unsweetened almond milk
Instructions

Place all of the ingredients and blend until they are smooth.

3. Spinach Banana Berry Smoothie

Similar to kale, wheatgrass is well known as a superfood, and it is high in antioxidants and vitamins and gives you a great energy boost as well.

Drinking this smoothie will give you the benefits of wheatgrass in a delicious smoothie.

Makes one serving

Ingredients
  • 10g wheatgrass powder
  • Several spinach leaves
  • Banana
  • 2 ounces blueberry
  • 3 ounces unsweetened almond milk
Instructions

Place everything in the blender and blend until it is smooth. Also, this smoothie is gluten-free!

4. Berry Almond Milk Smoothie

Picture of blueberry almond milk smoothie with blueberries on the right side and oats from the left side of the glass.

This recipe includes another superfood that you may not have heard of.

Goji berries are used in this recipe, and they are great tasting, especially combined with the other berries in this recipe for a great tasting smoothie.

Makes one serving

Ingredients
  • 1-ounce goji berries
  • 3 Medjool dates
  • 1-ounce beetroot
  • 1.5-ounce strawberries
  • 1-ounce raspberries
  • 3 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

Once you remove the stones from the dates, you can simply place them into a blender with the rest of the ingredients and blend until it is smooth.

5. Spinach Kale Berry Smoothie

If you’re looking to find a smoothie with a lot of health benefits, then this is going to be the one you want.

It combines so many ingredients that have a ton of benefits, and it tastes great as well. Packed with antioxidants, this low calories smoothie is delicious.

Makes one serving

Ingredients
  • 10g wheatgrass
  • 10g spirulina
  • Handful spinach
  • Handful kale
  • 2 ounces blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 3 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

Add all of the ingredients to the blender and blend until it is smooth and the desired consistency.

6. Strawberry Chia Almond Milk Smoothie

This smoothie is a fresh take on one of the more classic smoothies.

The chia seeds in this recipe are great because they are considered a superfood, having high vitamin and mineral content.

By adding them to this smoothie or really to any other smoothie, you’re going to get a boost in antioxidants, fiber, and energy.

Makes one serving:

Ingredients
  • 2 ounces strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 3 ounces unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
Instructions

Place in the blender and blend until it is smooth.

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7. Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie

Picture of strawberry blueberry smoothie in the two jars with two straws in each jar. A bowl with strawberries and two bananas are placed in the background of the jar and two strawberries are placed on the right side of the jar.

If you have never made a smoothie before or this is your first time making one using almond milk, this is going to be a great first smoothie to make.

It is going to be incredibly creamy but will leave you incredibly satisfied thanks to this low calories drink.

If you don’t mind having a dairy smoothie, then you can swap the banana for yogurt.

Makes one serving:

Ingredients
  • 1 banana (or 4 ounces fat-free plain Greek yogurt for a dairy version)
  • 3 ounces unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 ounces blueberries
  • 2 ounces strawberries
Instructions

Basic means basic. Simply put all of these ingredients into your blender at once and then blend it until it is smooth.

8. Berry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

If you’re like most people and you struggle to find something that you like to eat for breakfast, or you don’t have time to eat, this is going to be a perfect option.

Combining the fruit and the oats give you a great smoothie with plenty of vitamins to start your day right.

Makes one serving

Ingredients
  • 2 ounces strawberries
  • 2 ounces blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • Handful spinach
  • 1.5 ounces rolled oats
  • 3 ounces unsweetened almond milk
Instructions

1. Place the fruit, spinach, and almond milk into the blender and blend until it is creamy and smooth.

2. Pour the mixture into the cup and top it with the oats.

9. Raspberry Smoothie

Picture of a raspberry smoothie with a couple of small green leaves in the glass. A Group of raspberries is on the left side of the glass. Everything is placed on the wooden table.

If you love raspberries, this is going to be the smoothie for you.

This non-dairy milk smoothie is rich in antioxidants and packs in a ton of flavor while remaining very low in calories to make sure that you don’t feel guilty about enjoying this smoothie.

Below you will find a non-dairy milk smoothie variety as well as what you can do if you want to include dairy.

Makes one serving

Ingredients
  • 2 ounces raspberries
  • 1-ounce goji berries
  • 1 banana
  • 2 ounces of fat-free plain Greek yogurt (half a banana or 2 spoons of chia seeds soaked in water overnight work as well for a dairy-free smoothie)
  • 3 ounces unsweetened almond milk
Instructions

1. Place all of the fruit into the blender and blend until it forms a paste.

2. Once in a paste form, add in the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.

10. Berry Mango Almond Milk Smoothie

Picture of blueberry mango almond milk smoothie in the glass placed on the wooden plate with mango slices around and a couple of blueberries on it. 

This is one of the best and creamiest smoothies out of all of the different smoothies on this list.

This easy smoothie recipe also includes a surprising vegetable ingredient that adds to the nutritional value and fresh taste, but without loading too many calories.

Suggested: Delicious Mango Smoothie Recipes You'll LOVE

With how sweet this smoothie is, it is going to help limit all of your sugar cravings and keep your calorie intake low as well.

Makes one serving

Ingredients
  • 1/2 mango
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt (Substitute one banana for a dairy-free smoothie)
  • 3 ounces unsweetened almond milk
Instructions

1. Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

2. If you want to find a non-dairy milk option, then use a banana instead of yogurt.

11. Berry Banana Mango Smoothie

If you want to find something that is pretty straightforward and simple to make and will not require you to look all over the grocery store for ingredients you might not have heard of, then this smoothie is for you.

With simple fruits and a great, sweet taste, you’ll love this one.

Makes one serving

Ingredients
  • ½ medium banana
  • ¼ cup frozen blueberries
  • ¼ cup of frozen strawberries
  • ¼ cup fresh mango
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

Add in the ingredients to the blender and blend until all of the ingredients are combined and smooth, which will be about 30 seconds, depending on the type of blender.

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12. Mango Strawberry Smoothie

Picture of mango strawberry smoothie in two glasses with a straw and one raspberry in each of them. A couple of raspberries are placed on the left side of the glasses. 

If you’re looking for a great smoothie to start your day and you would like something that gives you a great energy boost, this is the smoothie for you.

The zest of the lime and ginger and the sweet of the fruit will have you ready to face the day.

Makes one serving:

Ingredients
  • 2 ounces mango
  • 2 ounces strawberry
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • Squeeze of lime
  • 3 ounces unsweetened almond milk
  • Handful of ice
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
  2. For a two-color version like the photo above, blend the mango, ginger, and lime with 1 ounce of almond milk, pour into a glass halfway, then blend the rest of the ingredients until smooth.

13. Minty Mango Smoothie

Sugary juices are never good for your diet despite how good they taste.

When it comes to this particular smoothie, it is going to taste as good as those juices with all of the nutritional benefits.

Makes one serving

Ingredients
  • 2 ounces fresh mango
  • 3 ounces almond milk
  • A handful of ice cubes
  • Sprig of mint
Instructions

Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until desired consistency.

14. Mango Pineapple Ginger Smoothie

Picture of mango pineapple ginger smoothie in the glass with a couple of leaves in ti. On the right side is placed one half of ananas and on the opposite side is placed other half of ananas.

If you are ever feeling down and you need something to pick you up and make you feel better, then this is the perfect smoothie for you.

All of the sweet flavors in the smoothie will satisfy your sugar craving and will give your immune system the boost it needs.

Makes one serving:

Ingredients
  • 1 cup mango cubes
  • 1 cup pineapple cubes
  • ¼ teaspoon grated ginger
  • A handful of ice cubes
  • 2 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

1. Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend it until it is smooth.

2. For the ice cubes to blend properly, you’ll want to use a powerful blender.

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15. Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie

Picture of strawberry rhubarb smoothie in a jar. Strawberries and rhubarb are placed behind and on the right side of the jar.

This one is going to involve a lot of shopping as well as some time to make because there are so many different ingredients.

Despite this, I know you are going to love the sweet final taste of this smoothie!

Makes one serving:

Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup spinach
  • ⅛ cup pecans
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup raw rhubarb (can be frozen or cooked if needed)
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • ½ banana
Instructions

1. Blend the almond milk and the greens first, and then you can add in the rest of the ingredients.

2. Add more water if you find that it needs to be thinner.

16. Avocado Berry Smoothie

Fat is perfectly okay as long as it is good fat, and this smoothie has a lot of good fat in it so you can effectively absorb vitamins.

Even with all of the vegetables, the smoothie will be creamy and delicious.

Makes one serving:

Ingredients
  • Handful kale
  • Handful spinach
  • ½ avocado
  • 2 ounces blueberries
  • 3 ounces almond milk
Instructions

Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until it is smooth.

17. Beet and Berry Smoothie

Picture of beet and strawberry smoothie in the two glasses with leaves in each of it. Slices of beet are behind glasses.

Once again, this is another great smoothie that is low in calories and packs in a ton of antioxidants and flavor.

With a variety of different vitamins, this is a great smoothie to increase your spirits and lift your mood.

For the beetroot you have two options:

  1. Peel, boil and cool before you put it in the blender
  2. If you have a high-performance blender, you can just peel the beet and toss it in the blender.

You’ll enjoy the fresh taste and maximum amount of healthy nutrients and goodness.

Makes one serving

Ingredients
  • 1 medium beetroot
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 3 ounces unsweetened almond milk
Instructions

Insert all ingredients to a blender and blend until it is smooth and the consistency you want.

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18. Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Picture of chocolate banana smoothie in the jar with red-white straw in it.

Who says smoothies can’t have some chocolate in them?

If you are craving chocolate but want to stay healthy, this is the recipe. Using cacao makes it high in minerals and fiber and makes this the perfect alternative to chocolate.

Makes one serving:

Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 3 ounces unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 Medjool dates
  • 2 scoops cacao powder
Instructions

Blend the dates, cacao powder, and banana in the blender until they form a paste, then add in the almond milk and blend until it is smooth.

19. Banana Nut Dessert Smoothie

Despite the fact that the name sounds like it is going to be one of the most decadent and high-calorie smoothies on this list, you’ll find that this is a great alternative to what you would find with a milkshake.

The nut butter in the recipe provides good fat that your body needs to absorb all of the vitamins and minerals.

Peanut or almond butter is going to work best in this recipe. If you want a dairy-free smoothie, then you can leave out the yogurt in the recipe. Makes one serving.

Makes one serving:

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons natural nut butter
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3 ounces almond milk
  • 2 ounces fat-free Greek yogurt (Try 2 spoons of chia seeds soaked in water overnight for a dairy-free smoothie)
Instructions

1. Make sure that your banana is frozen before you go ahead and try this recipe.

2. Once frozen, place your banana, the nut butter, and all of the remaining ingredients into the blender and blend it until it is smooth.

20. Chocolate and Chia Smoothie

If you have been craving chocolate and you want a sweet treat, then this is going to be the perfect smoothie.

In addition to the chocolate flavor, you’re going to find that the chia seeds are going to give you a lot of vitamins and minerals and will help to give you a low calories smoothie packed with fiber.

Makes one serving

Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 2 ounces of raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 4 Medjool dates
  • 3 ounces unsweetened almond milk
Instructions

Add all of the ingredients together and blend in the blender until it is smooth.

Almond Milk FAQ

Is almond milk or skim milk better for you?

There are only 39 calories in one cup of almond milk. This is half the amount of calories you will find with one cup of skim milk. However, you also need to consider that not all almond milk is the same, so some may contain more or fewer calories.

Is almond milk an anti-inflammatory?

Unsweetened almond milk can act as an anti-inflammatory. However, it is sweetened almond milk; the added sugars in the milk can actually increase inflammation and increase your risk of certain diseases and blood sugar spikes.

How much almond milk should you put in a smoothie?

Typically, you can put around one cup of almond milk in a smoothie. However, the quantity of liquid you include will lend to the overall consistency of the smoothie as well. More liquid may result in a thinner consistency. So, if you want a thicker texture, add less liquid.

Does almond milk cause bloating?

Almond milk doesn't contain any kind of lactose at all, which makes it a more suitable milk replacement for many people, especially if they are lactose intolerant. However, there is also a lot of fiber contained in almonds, so when you consume too much, you may experience constipation, bloating, and an upset stomach.

Which almond milk is the best?

Almond milk may not be as nutritious as cow's milk, but it is often enriched with added Vitamin D, calcium, and protein, which makes it that much more similar to regular milk. Additionally, organic almond milk is already naturally rich in several essential vitamins and minerals.

How long does almond milk stay fresh?

It can be hard to say exactly how long your almond milk will stay fresh. However, you probably don't want to keep it past two to four weeks. It is always better to use it right away. Once the carton is opened, it should be good for 7 to 10 days in the refrigerator. However, you should also pay attention to the use-by-date on the carton.

How do you know when almond milk is bad?

The color and smell of the almond milk will be the first things to change as it begins to go bad. If it smells very similar to sour milk, then it should be discarded. You can then check its consistency. If it is at all thick or curdled, discard it.

Which Recipe Do You Like Best?

As you can see, when it comes to using almond milk in your smoothies, there are endless benefits and some incredibly delicious smoothies that you can make.

As always, feel free to share this article with all of your friends so they can enjoy the recipes too!

Leave a comment below to let me know your thoughts on these almond milk smoothie recipes and what some of your favorite recipes are.

Last Updated on September 24, 2020

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Marie - 3 years ago

I’ve started drinking almond milk lately and I’m so glad to see that it’s so versatile and can be used in so many different smoothies!

I think I’m going to have fun making some of these combinations!

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    Jennifer Pelegreen - 3 years ago

    Thanks for your comment, Marie!

    It definitely is one of those ingredients that can work in so many recipes. Really glad we could introduce you to some of the smoothies you can work with it!

    Hope you enjoy making these smoothies 🙂

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Kelly - 3 years ago

These are just what I was after … thanks! The Chocolate Banana and Chocolate & Chia recipes sound ideal for me, can’t wait to try them both out.

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    Jennifer Pelegreen - 3 years ago

    You’re very welcome, Kelly! Hope you like them 🙂

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