Monday, May 4, 2015

Blueberry Banana Almond Smoothie


Blueberry and banana... simply one of life's perfect combos, and one we've been blending to morning smoothies for years.  Be it an addition to a plethora of fruits, creamy with yogurt or milk of some sort, or just blended together for a creamy frozen treat, we never tire of the pair.

But today we added almond, and oh my heavens, I have a new favorite.  Already creamy with almond milk, I attempted to boost Liv's protein even more with a scoop of almond butter, and the addition elevated the smoothie to pure decadence.

Almost more dessert tasting than healthy morning starter, Liv's comment of, "Mom... Yes. You totally win!" as she sent a snapchat to her friends had my heart swelling.

While we used almond milk for our version, any milk will do, and I can only imagine a carton of creamy vanilla yogurt would be a delightful addition.  Blueberries, banana and almond butter... who knew?


Blueberry Banana Almond Smoothie
Creamy and filled with blueberry banana goodness, a scoop of almond butter gives this a milkshake taste.
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1 cup almond milk (we use unsweetened Silk original)
1 cup organic blueberries
1/2 to 3/4 cup frozen banana (about 1 medium)
1-2 Tbs almond butter
1 Tbs maple syrup (optional)
handful ice

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until creamy.  If the mix is too thick add additional milk or a little water.

Garnish with a blueberry or two and enjoy! 

11 comments:

  1. That is my perfect smoothie right there!! I love love love almond butter and blueberries together!

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    1. I never had any idea how good the combo was... I'm hooked!!

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  2. My stomach is so seriously growling now (truly). Why don't we see more blueberry-banana combos? You're right, it is the perfect pairing.

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    1. My kids have always loved the pairing, and I'm right on board!!

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  3. Smoothies are the best breakfasts - so quick and easy!

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    1. Absolutely!! It makes things easy on a rushed morning. We also love these in summer as pops!

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  4. Blueberry banana is my absolute favourite smoothie combination!

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  5. It looks wonderful to me, too! Nothing better than a compliment from your children---they don't fib to make you feel better :) Happy Mother's Day, Kim!!! xo

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  6. oh yes! nut butters make everything amazing. my kids don't like them, which i mourned for quite a long time. then i realized...that means i don't have to share them. hooray!

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  7. Love blueberries and almond butter together. So good!

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