Out of all the smoothies I make, this banana almond butter smoothie is the one I make the most. There are a few variations of it I make. Essentially they all stem from this one simple, four ingredient smoothie. Yep, four ingredients is all it takes, and it is so good you will put it on repeat!
Four ingredient banana almond butter smoothie
Two of the ingredients are in the name of the recipe, so I bet you are wondering what the other two ingredients could be, aren’t you? It’s easy. They are coconut milk (or your favorite nut milk) and cinnamon, and really, cinnamon is the secret weapon of this recipe.
Something about cinnamon with banana and almond butter is just too good to resist. Even the little extra sprinkle of cinnamon right on top really adds the perfect finishing touch with a hint of savory sweetness when you take your very first sip.
Sometimes I like to jazz this simple banana almond butter smoothie up a bit, and I have a few additional ingredients that are my go-to’s. My favorite add-in is spinach, and then it turns into a green colored smoothie, but the flavor stays the same. Why not add in more greens to your day, especially when you can’t even taste them? Other favorites are collagen or gelatin for added protein, coffee for a little late morning pick me up, or frozen berries (usually raspberries, blackberries and/or blueberries). Then, it kind of tastes like peanut butter and jelly! Note that gelatin will make your smoothie much thicker, like spooning it out versus sipping, so if you prefer a thinner texture either skip the gelatin or add some water to thin it out a bit.
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Banana Almond Butter Smoothie (Paleo + Dairy-Free)
- 2 big handfuls of spinach
- 1 tbsp grass-fed collagen or gelatin
- 1/4 cup to 1/2 frozen berries (when I add frozen berries I do less banana)
- Add all of the ingredients to your blender in the order listed above, and blend on high until creamy.
- Pour and sprinkle a little more cinnamon right on top! Get to sipping and enjoy!