This delicious blueberry almond butter smoothie is the perfect on-the-go smoothie, packed with plenty of protein and nutrients to get you through the day!
Smoothies are a morning essential for a lot of people and this recipe will you show you how to make one at home that does not have all of the unnecessary sugar and artificial flavoring. Instead, it is packed with protein, healthy fats, antioxidants, and fiber. If you are looking for the perfect recipe to start off a good day or just for a healthy snack, this is it!
Are smoothies good for you?
While most smoothies, especially ones that you buy pre-made, are full of sugars or artificial ingredients, this one is quite the opposite. Because the ingredients naturally sweetened it with a frozen banana and some blueberries, additional sugar is not needed. In addition to not being full of sugar, this smoothie is packed with protein, fiber, and antioxidants.
What protein powder is best in a smoothie?
Personally, my favorite protein powder to add to smoothies is the Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. Amazingly, two scoops are only 70 calories in addition to the 18 grams of protein! Another great thing about this protein powder in particular is that once it is blended into the smoothie, you can not taste it at all! In other words, this protein powder is definitely worth the purchase!
How do you keep your smoothie from getting watery?
The first tip for keeping your smoothie from getting watery would be to limit the ice. A little bit of ice works well, but if you add too much your smoothie is not going to be as thick. So ditch the ice and keep your banana in the freezer instead. This will help thicken up the smoothie as opposed to watering it down. Secondly, add in solids while limiting the liquids. I like to add in some Califia Farms Coconut Almond milk, but I balance out that liquid with the fruit, almond butter, chia seeds, and flaxseeds.
Can a smoothie keep you full?
Yes, especially one that is packed with protein, healthy fats, and fiber-like this one! Since this smoothie has so many great ingredients, it is sure to keep you healthy and full to get started on your day.
What are the benefits of adding chia seeds and flaxseeds?
Flaxseed is a fabulous source of Omega 3’s as well as nutrients and fiber! Chia seeds contain a lot of fiber as well, but they also contain an antioxidant called Quercetin, which lowers blood pressure and is an amazing benefit to your body. Though you can skip adding them to your smoothie, I highly suggest keeping them in because of all the good nutrients they add to your body!
Why almond butter?
Almond butter is packed with fiber, minerals, and vitamins. In addition to these, almond butter will also add some more protein to your smoothie. Besides the health benefit, almond butter helps thicken up the smoothie as well as add that delicious nutty taste.
What are some substitutes for those with nut allergies/dietary restrictions?
You can replace any of the almond products in this recipe and it would still be delicious! Instead of almond butter, you can use peanut butter or coconut butter. Instead of the almond coconut milk, you could go for regular milk or another non-dairy milk like coconut or oat milk.
Watch Me Make Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie
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Let me know how you enjoy this fabulous dish in the comments below. As always, thank you so much for stopping by. Be blessed and stay savvy!!!
- A few pieces of ice
- 1 Frozen Banana
- 1 cup of blueberries
- 2 scoops of Vital Protein Collagen Peptides
- A sprinkle of Chia seeds and flaxseeds
- A scoop of crunchy almond butter
- 1/2 a cup of almond coconut milk
- 1 scoop of greek yogurt (optional)
- Add a few pieces of ice and frozen banana to your blender
- Add in blueberries, protein powder
- Sprinkle in chia seeds and flaxseeds
- Add in crunchy almond butter and 1/2 cup of almond coconut milk (more if needed)
- Blend until smooth
I recommend Califia Farms Coconut Almond Milk as well as Vital Protein Collagen Peptides for the protein powder, but you can replace them with your preference.