Blueberry Banana Almond Smoothie

I hope everyone in the U.S. had a nice long Labor Day weekend full of fabulous eats and not too much “labor”.  What did you do?  My hubby and I actually spent the majority of the weekend working outside on our patio.  All work and no play for us this holiday weekend!  I can at least see a light at the end of the tunnel now and can’t wait to post a picture of the finished product.  I see a lot of campfires on the new patio in our near future!

If you ate like I did this Labor Day weekend, then you are probably looking for something light and healthy to counteract all of the damage you’ve done to your body.  At least I am!  This is one of my favorite smoothies to date and it’s probably mostly due to the fact that I love the color of it.  Yes, I rank my favorite foods on color occasionally.  The amazing flavor didn’t hurt, though.  I love the hint of almond flavor with the blueberries and the creaminess that the banana and Greek yogurt gave it.  Definitely try this sometime.

Here are a few of my other favorites smoothie recipes (all of these choices are dairy free!)

Watermelon Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Banana Cashew Smoothie

Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie

Blueberry Banana Almond Smoothie Recipe made with Almond Butter

Blueberry Banana Almond Smoothie Recipe made with Almond Butter

INGREDIENTS:

1 medium banana
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup plain unsweetened almond milk (or regular milk)
2/3 cup frozen blueberries
1 tbsp almond butter
1/2 cup ice

DIRECTIONS:

Put everything together in the blender and blend until smooth.

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, hiking, running, singing, animals, cruises, Disney World, , dining out, the Christmas season, fireworks, weddings, storms, 80's music, musicals, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

52 Responses to “Blueberry Banana Almond Smoothie”

  1. September 3, 2013 at 12:42 AM #

    I love blueberry smoothie. I have never used almond milk/butter before but I love the idea. Great recipe Ashley. Have a great week!

    • September 3, 2013 at 11:42 AM #

      I love the slight almond flavor in smoothies! Thanks, Anne!

  2. September 3, 2013 at 9:19 AM #

    Love this recipe and idea, Ashley!! Yet another great use for some blueberries, thank you for sharing and wishing you a wonderful week :-)

    • September 3, 2013 at 11:42 AM #

      Thanks, Dan! You too!

  3. September 3, 2013 at 9:54 AM #

    I love adding almond milk and/or almond butter to smoothies! I love the color of this beautiful smoothie- looks great! Glad you had a productive weekend too!

    • September 3, 2013 at 11:42 AM #

      Thanks, Meghan!

  4. sheryl
    September 3, 2013 at 10:10 AM #

    It’s gorgeous!

    • September 3, 2013 at 11:43 AM #

      Thank you, wonderful aunt of mine! You’d love this!

  5. September 3, 2013 at 11:38 AM #

    I love smoothies, I love blueberries, this is just perfect for my afternoon pick me up!

    • September 3, 2013 at 11:59 AM #

      Blueberries are my favorite fruit to use in smoothies :)

  6. September 3, 2013 at 2:43 PM #

    I could always use something light to snack on!

    • September 3, 2013 at 2:49 PM #

      You’ll love this then!

  7. September 3, 2013 at 7:05 PM #

    I love your smoothie recipes — light, flavorful, and satisfying (: I actually had a very labor-intensive weekend as well, working full shifts at the lab where I do research! I did, however, find time to make yummy desserts to celebrate with friends and family. This smoothie would be the perfect counterbalance to my rich desserts!

    • September 3, 2013 at 11:46 PM #

      As long as you found time for delicious desserts, that’s all that matters ;)

  8. September 3, 2013 at 7:09 PM #

    Mmm, I need this smoothie :D
    Delicious blueberry flavour!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    • September 3, 2013 at 11:46 PM #

      It’s so good! Thanks for coming by :)

  9. September 3, 2013 at 8:07 PM #

    Congrats, can’t wait to see pictures of your patio! This smoothie looks so pretty and delicious!

    • September 3, 2013 at 11:45 PM #

      Thanks, Ruby! I’ll definitely post pictures once it’s done.

  10. September 3, 2013 at 8:45 PM #

    I am always on the find for new smoothie ideas. I do get to add peanut butter in a lot of my smoothies but I think I shall try almond butter instead to change things around. Great colors :-)

    • September 3, 2013 at 11:45 PM #

      I’m sure this would be good with peanut butter too!

  11. September 3, 2013 at 8:58 PM #

    This looks awesome! I love the color!

    • September 3, 2013 at 11:45 PM #

      Thanks! Me too!

  12. September 3, 2013 at 9:53 PM #

    Love blueberries in smoothies!

  13. September 4, 2013 at 12:06 AM #

    I love the way this looks. I may have to try this in the morning especially since I have all the ingredients at hand. Sounds so refreshing. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • September 4, 2013 at 1:03 AM #

      Thank YOU for commenting, Vicki! :) Hope you try it and love it!

  14. September 4, 2013 at 12:53 PM #

    I have never thought about adding nut butter to a smoothie. That is a great idea especially since almond butter is my favorite!

    • September 4, 2013 at 1:03 PM #

      It’s my favorite too! Thanks for coming by Kammie :)

  15. September 4, 2013 at 1:42 PM #

    Yummo!
    I have been eating smoothies for breakfast lately and this is a must try!

    Our labor day weekend was spent much the same as yours. Working. In fact, our bathroom is still tore up! :)

    • September 4, 2013 at 1:48 PM #

      Thanks for stopping by, Kendra!

  16. September 4, 2013 at 4:53 PM #

    Yummy – I love smoothies and the color of this one is so inviting!

    • September 5, 2013 at 1:31 AM #

      Thanks…I thought the purple was so awesome :)

  17. September 4, 2013 at 7:19 PM #

    This has such gorgeous color! Great way to use blueberries, too. Really good stuff – thanks!

    • September 5, 2013 at 1:31 AM #

      Thank you – it’s so pretty, isn’t it? :)

  18. September 4, 2013 at 7:24 PM #

    I love almonds and love the sound of the almonds in this smoothie. I only got a blender less than a year ago – I need to start using it for smoothies like this!

    • September 5, 2013 at 1:30 AM #

      The almond flavor MAKES this smoothie!

  19. September 5, 2013 at 6:04 AM #

    I love adding almond butter to smoothies. I have yet to try it with blueberries though! Looks and sounds amazing.

    • September 5, 2013 at 12:06 PM #

      It’s SO good with blueberries! Thanks, Sally!

  20. September 5, 2013 at 9:16 AM #

    Just looking at the gorgeous colors is a feast for the senses.
    I love blueberries and I love almonds so I’m sure this is as good as it can get :)

    • September 5, 2013 at 12:06 PM #

      Thanks, Daniela! I’m glad you thought it was pretty, too :)

  21. September 5, 2013 at 12:56 PM #

    I was looking for another smoothie recipe to try! This one looks perfect.

    • September 5, 2013 at 1:10 PM #

      Oh why thank you, Nicole!

  22. September 5, 2013 at 3:37 PM #

    This is one of my favorite combinations, banana-blueberry-greek yogurt. I love your addition of almond butter — sounds great!

  23. September 6, 2013 at 9:24 AM #

    Oh My! What a refreshing smoothie – love love love the blueberry, banana, yogurt combo!!!

  24. September 6, 2013 at 12:26 PM #

    Lovely, Ashley…watermelon/strawberry/banana? I love S/B…and watermelon.I never thought to try them together.

    • September 6, 2013 at 12:38 PM #

      It’s a really good combination! Thanks, Tonette!

  25. September 9, 2013 at 2:21 AM #

    I could drink this everyday!! This is one of my favorite smoothie combo’s!!

    • September 9, 2013 at 12:28 PM #

      Mine too! Thanks!!

  26. September 17, 2013 at 3:53 PM #

    this looks delicious! I am going to have to use it for my post workout shake :)

    • September 17, 2013 at 4:18 PM #

      Thanks, Alana!! So glad you stopped by :)

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