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Nutty banana smoothie in a glass with almonds and cacao nibs.

Nutty Banana Smoothie Recipe

Try this easy Nutty Banana Smoothie Recipe that takes less than 5 minutes to make and will help you start your day with a fresh and filling drink that tastes like a milkshake!
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Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, Smoothie
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Blend time: 1 minute
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 418kcal
Author: Sabine Blankevoort



  • 1 Ripe banana fresh or frozen
  • 1 Tablespoon Nut butter I use salt and sugar free peanut butter
  • 10 Almonds Raw or roasted
  • 1 Teaspoon Chia seeds Soaked or raw - read the tips above
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Cacao Nibs


  • Cut up the banana, chop the almonds and soak the chia seeds (optional)*. 
  • Place the banana, almonds, nut butter, chia seeds, cinnamon and water (or vegan milk) in the blender.
  • Blend until silky smooth!
  • Pour into a glass and top with cacao nibs.


  • * I have noticed my blender grinds up the seeds more easily when they are dry, so I leave them dry so that I can get all of the nutrients from them.
  • Smoothies are best when they are served fresh. But if you do need to prepare it in advance I suggest storing it in the fridge or freezer.
  • Depending on how powerful your blender is will affect how long this takes, but even my weak, underpowered portable blender manages to make a delicious, smooth smoothie! Sometimes you just need to be patient.
  • Nut butter smoothies can be made with water or your preferred plant based milk! For a nuttier taste I like using almond milk.
  • Add more fruit or nut butter to make your smoothie thicker or add some water or vegan milk to make it thinner.
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Serving: 250ml | Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 47.5g | Protein: 11.8g | Fat: 23.8g | Saturated Fat: 5.8g | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 682mg | Fiber: 14.1g | Sugar: 21g | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 4mg