Thick and creamy, fruity and nutty, perfectly sweet with no added sugar, this Banana Peach Almond Butter Smoothie is perfect for breakfast or snack! Just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes needed for this delicious, healthy, dairy free sip.
Mornings are busy and smoothies are a lifesaver! Throw everything in the blender, purée, and sip away! All done in about 5 minutes.
I love that I can pack in the nutrition and fill our bellies with very little time and effort. The kids love slurping down the creamy drinks because they taste like a treat.
Healthy. Easy. Delicious. This dreamy almond butter smoothie with bananas and peaches is a favorite around here, especially with my daughter! I know you’ll love it, too!
Ingredients you need
Ingredient notes & substitutions
This is one of the easiest smoothies we make. Just 4 ingredients are needed!
Peaches – Rich in vitamins C, A, E and K, potassium, fiber and plenty of antioxidants, peaches are a nutritious addition to any diet. [source] I use frozen for convenience all year round and because it gives the drink that cold, frosty texture we love.
Don’t love or don’t have peaches? Blueberries or strawberries would be delicious. Or simply double up on the bananas and add some ice (or use frozen bananas).
Love peaches? Try my Vegan Peach Crisp or Fresh Peach Salsa!
Almond Butter – Look for almond butter that has only one ingredient…almonds. Organic if possible. Costco sells a big container of Organic Creamy Almond Butter at a good price. You’ll get healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals. It has less saturated fat, more healthy monounsaturated fat, and more fiber than peanut butter. [source]
Banana – Bananas are known for their potassium content, which may help reduce blood pressure and fluid retention and contribute to good bone health. [source]
If you don’t like bananas, try throwing in a few pitted Medjool dates. You could also add a tablespoon or two of pure maple syrup to give even more sweetness, but don’t JUST use maple syrup because the banana and/or dates will add creaminess that maple syrup won’t.
Almond Milk – I like unsweetened almond milk for smoothies, but you can use your favorite milk variety. Soy milk or oat milk would both be great choices. Vanilla flavored milks would be delicious, too, just know that they will contain added sugars. You could even use water in a pinch.
Cinnamon – This is an optional ingredient. You definitely don’t need it as the smoothie is super tasty without and I know it can be a strong taste for some people. But, if you do like cinnamon, I highly recommend adding a pinch for a little extra something that is so yummy!
Optional add-ins – Feel free to add in a scoop of protein powder, handful of raw nuts, a tablespoon of chia seeds, flax seeds, or hemp seeds, maca powder (which will give it a malty taste), or a dash of nutmeg.
Please note, the more you add, the more liquid you’ll need, so adjust as necessary.
Nut free – For a nut free option, try using sunflower seed butter and soy or oat milk. You could also add ¼ cup of raw rolled oats instead of nut/seed butter.
The liquid you choose is mostly based on your own preferences. I tend to choose almond milk more often than not because we always have it available in our fridge.
Any creamy dairy-free milk is a good choice, but water can also work. I like to use coconut water in berry flavored smoothies. If you like a really thick consistency, dairy-free yogurt would be delicious as your liquid.
How to make the recipe
Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender and purée until smooth and creamy.
If it’s too thick for your liking, feel free to add more liquid and blend again. On the other hand, if it seems too thin, add more frozen peaches or a bit more almond butter.
Pro tips for success
~ Start with 1 cup of milk and add more as needed if the smoothie is too thick. If the smoothie is too thin, add more almond butter, peaches, or try throwing in a few tablespoons of raw oats and blend again.
~ For a nut free option, try sunflower seed butter instead of almond butter and soy or oat milk instead of almond milk.
~ Don’t like bananas? Throw in 3 to 4 pitted Medjool dates instead.
~ Don’t love or don’t have peaches? Blueberries or strawberries would be delicious. Use frozen berries, if possible, for a cool creamy treat.
~ Use your favorite non-dairy milk for the liquid. Water will work, as well.
~ Optional add-ins : A scoop of protein powder, a tablespoon of chia seeds, flax seeds or hemp seeds, a teaspoon of maca powder, or a dash of nutmeg. Please note, the more you add, the more liquid you’ll need, so adjust as necessary.
No, you definitely don’t have to use ice to make a smoothie. I prefer using frozen fruit and skipping the ice. You certainly can use ice, though, if you only have fresh fruit available.
The liquid you choose is mostly based on your own preferences. I tend to choose unsweetened almond milk more often than not because we always have it available in our fridge. Any creamy dairy-free milk is a good choice, but water can also work.
I like to use coconut water in berry flavored smoothies. If you like a really thick consistency, dairy-free yogurt would be delicious as your liquid.
A blender is the easiest way to make a smoothie, but you can try using a food processor or a handheld immersion blender.
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Banana Peach Almond Butter Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen peaches
- 1 ripe banana fresh or frozen
- 2 tablespoons raw creamy almond butter
- 1-1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
- dash of cinnamon optional
- a few ice cubes optional, if you like it really cold and slushy
- Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy.
Nutrition values are calculated using online calculators and are estimates only. Please verify using your own data.
This was delicious!! Thank you so much!
I made it with cashew butter.
Jenn Sebestyen says
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Arianna! And I LOVE cashew butter…great choice!