Almond Protein Smoothie

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If you like the unique flavor of almonds, you’ll love this almond protein smoothie, which contains both raw almonds and almond milk. This nut is beneficial for heart health, and its milk is rich in protein and calcium. Plus, it helps to manage cholesterol. Blend almonds up with apple and banana for one tasty and nutritious smoothie.

We have a wealth of great almond recipes, including Quinoa Almond Joy Bars and Slow Cooker Almond Oatmeal Blast. For more information on making healthy smoothies, see 8 Tips for Superfood Smoothies.

Almond Protein Smoothie

Almond Protein Smoothie

Yields: 2 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 193 |Total Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 18 mg | Sodium: 50 mg | Carbohydrates: 62 g | Dietary Fiber: 8 g | Sugars: 41 g | Protein: 14 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 10


  • 14 raw almonds with skin
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 organic apple, cored, with peeling
  • 1 cup almond milk


  1. Add the above ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth. For a thicker smoothie add a few ice wedges.

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20 Comments on "Almond Protein Smoothie"

  1. SamKem  June 14, 2014

    I tried this today and it is so tasty. Love and thanks for recipe.

    • SkinnyMs  June 16, 2014

      SamKem, You're welcome:)!!

  2. Leslie  January 19, 2015

    Just tried this smoothie for breakfast and it was delicious. Very delicate flavors and the banana didn't overpower the whole flavor. I ususally skip the bananas in my smoothies 's because of that. I used roasted (not salted) almonds since I didn't have raw almonds. This is a new favorite. Thanks for this recipe.

  3. S.Y. Higley  January 27, 2015

    I happened to have all the ingredients for this recipe and decided to try it. It is super delicious. I used organic soymilk creamy vanilla. This smoothie is a real treat. My goodness, I feel a little guilty drinking this, but it is healthy. I will be making this one for my daughter.

    • SkinnyMs  January 28, 2015

      S. Y. Higley, That is great to hear! We are glad you enjoyed it!

  4. Barb  March 6, 2016

    So many choices with almond milk…did you use sweetened, unsweetened or Vanilla?

  5. amoreena  December 29, 2016

    Is t best to leave on the apple peel? And, would blanched almonds be easier to digest?

    • Gale Compton  December 29, 2016

      Amoreena, By leaving the peeling on you’ll get more fiber. I would recommend organic if you decide to leave the peeling on. The almonds don’t have to be blanced since they are ground during the blending process, however blanced will work as well. 🙂

  6. Mayur arakh  March 15, 2017

    Fallen in love with almond protein smothie . Refreshinnnnng

  7. Laurén  February 7, 2018

    I have a hard time with apples… is there anything that can be subbed in?

    • Gale Compton  February 8, 2018

      Lauren, Just about any fruit, berry, or melon will work. I would recommend honeydew. 🙂

  8. Rhian Melton  October 12, 2018

    Hey, would you recommend making fresh each morning? Or would they say for a certain amount of days? Thanks 🙂

    • Gale Compton  October 16, 2018

      Fresh is always best when possible. If you plan to make ahead, you’ll need to freeze then defrost in the fridge.

  9. Michelle  June 26, 2019

    What about a sub for people who cant eat tree nuts?

    • Nichole Furlong  June 29, 2019

      You can use a nut free milk and a nut-free butter instead of the almond ingredients.

  10. Priya  November 18, 2019

    Y to use frozen banana.Can I use cows milk instead of almond milk

  11. Lisa  February 22, 2020

    Can I omit the apple or will it throw off the taste/texture?

    • Nichole Furlong  February 22, 2020

      Yes, you can omit the apple but it will change the flavor/nutritional info.


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