Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie

Blueberry, Banana, and Almond Butter Smoothie

A gluten & dairy-free breakfast option if you are on the go. I loved a version of this at Whole Foods (the Nutty Monkey) that made me want to make it myself.  The original recipe for this blueberry almond butter smoothie we found here, which was outlining the meals that tennis player Novak Djokovic eats. He also eats a gluten & dairy-free diet, so I want to try some of his other recipes; they all look delicious! The blueberry almond butter smoothie was listed as his snack, but I replaced it for breakfast (not regularly, just as a treat). For reference, the recipe says it is for 4 people, but for breakfast it makes enough for 2 people to have a full glass.

I make my smoothie in the Magic Bullet Blender, but if you make smoothies regularly I have heard that there are more powerful/reliable blenders out there. The Ninja and VitaMix blenders have been the most common brands I have been recommended, both with high reviews. The Magic Bullet I have came with a large blender cup attachment that could make the entire recipe. All of the Magic Bullets I see sold on Amazon today only have the small cups, so you would need to make the two glasses separately (just cut the recipe in half). This is a benefit because the cups can be used to serve the smoothies as well, eliminating some clean-up!

Shopping List

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 banana (frozen preferably, but make sure you peel the banana prior to freezing)
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup fresh spinach (optional but adds a lot of nutrients without altering the taste)

Instructions

  • Purée the blueberries, banana, almond milk, spinach, and almond butter in a blender (I have found putting them in the blender in that order has made it the easiest to purée)
  • Pour into glasses and serve
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