Healthy Almond Milk Berry Smoothie
I love a healthy smoothie for breakfast or lunch and this Almond Milk Berry Smoothie is my go to. With minimal ingredients, it is low in calories and a great way to get in a good portion of your fruits and vegetables for the day. And with only one step it’s quick, easy and mess free!
Ever since Knox was a baby and switched over to milk, we made the decision to move to Almond milk opposed to cow’s milk. That’s a whole blog post in itself, but I tell you this because I always use Almond Milk in my smoothies. It is a healthier option and lower caloric content, but either are great in this recipe. Milk does make it creamier, but adds 70 additional calories that you will have to find a way to burn off! If you are new to Almond Milk, I prefer to use Silk because it is carrageenan free. I have recently tried Califia Farms and love this new brand as well. They also have an iced black coffee that’s unsweetened that is perfect to keep in the fridge for a quick cup of iced coffee.
Kate likes to put a 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt in as well for a bit of protein. It also adds creaminess to thicken it up, but if you don’t have that on hand don’t worry. The recipe without it is just as good! You can also add in a scoop of vanilla protein powder if you are in need of protein or to refuel post workout. You can even add in a half of banana or PB powder for some extra flavor. I do this sometimes just to mix it up, so I don’t get bored with the same smoothie on repeat!
This smoothie recipe is so versatile and can be made so many different ways. Basically, it’s almost fool proof as long as you add 1 cup of almond milk and 1 cup of berries of your choice! Any type of frozen berry can be used in place of the strawberries or blueberries. As long as you are using one cup in total fruit, feel free to interchange or use a frozen mixed blend of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries.
- 1 cup unsweetened Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 - 1 cup baby spinach (a handful is easiest!)
- 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup ice
- 1 Tablespoon PB2 or PBFit or 1/2 banana, optional
- 1 scoop whey protein powder, optional
- Add all ingredients to blender and blend well.
- Any type of frozen berries can be used as long as it totals one cup.