Last updated on November 17th, 2020 at 12:06 pm
This creamy and healthy breakfast smoothie recipe is made with only two ingredients: almond butter and banana. A super easy and quick breakfast idea that is paleo and vegan!
Okay, I don’t want to brag, but I’m super proud of this smoothie. It’s so creamy and so good…you wouldn’t believe this is just a banana and almond butter! OMG.
I had it for breakfast yesterday and today and I think I might be giving up coffee because of this thing (it’s about time).
But let’s address the question we’ve all been wondering about…
Are Smoothies Good for Breakfast?
Smoothies can be good for breakfast – they’re nutritious, full of antioxidants, fiber and minerals. That’s a great way to start your day. The only thing you need to consider when making a smoothie for breakfast is that it’s filling enough. You don’t want to be starving by 10am.
What Do You Put In a Breakfast Smoothie?
Fruits and vegetables are the main ingredients in smoothies, but as healthy as they are, they will not fill you up for a long time. To make a breakfast smoothie that will keep you full longer, try these additions:
- almond butter
- peanut butter
- hemp seeds
- chia seeds
- coconut milk
Health Benefits Of This Breakfast Smoothie
This breakfast smoothie is very filling because I put a little bit more almond butter in it. I did this mostly because I wanted the taste of almond to be the more dominant one here. If you don’t want the almond taste to dominate your smoothie use less of it.
Almond butter is very calorie-dense, but it also makes this smoothie very nutritious. At around 350 kcal, you get a great amount of iron and vitamin E, a good amount of protein, fiber, and potassium. Which are all so important for our overall health and so non-existent in regular pancakes or eggs with bacon.
This smoothie recipe is vegan, paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free, I really hope you like it.
Now, it’s not rocket science, but let’s find out exactly how to make it.
- 2 1/2 Tbsp almond butter
- 1 banana*
- Place the banana in your blender with 1 cup of filtered water / or almond milk and blend until smooth.
- Add the almond butter and blend again until combined well.
*use frozen banana if you want to make this smoothie colder and even creamier
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 351Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 7gSugar: 16gProtein: 10g