Drink Your Energy: Almond Butter Green Smoothie

Nothing gives me a fresh burst of energy during the day quite like a green smoothie. So simple to throw together, they make getting your greens easy and delicious.
Almond Butter Green Smoothie by katyskitchen.ca #vegan #glutenfree

As the days get shorter and the first snowfall sets in, smoothies are definitely becoming less frequent around here. But I’m happy to gulp them down when I’m feeling low on energy, because there’s something about spinach that just perks me right up.
Almond Butter Green Smoothie by katyskitchen.ca #vegan #glutenfree

Here’s a fun fact I just learned about spinach. It can boost your eye health! Spinach contains lutein, which has antioxidant properties and might help prevent eye disease. I need to be able to make careful baking measurements when I’m older, so I’m going to stock up on spinach.
Almond Butter Green Smoothie by katyskitchen.ca #vegan #glutenfree
If you’re new to the green smoothie game, you’ll love this one. Almond butter adds a bit of protein and satiety, not to mention rich taste. Of course, everything goes better with a little sprinkle of cinnamon, and I had to hesitate not to throw in more than ½ a teaspoon. So adjust to taste, because if you’re not cinnamon-obsessed like me, ¼ teaspoon might be more your style.

Almond Butter Green Smoothie by katyskitchen.ca #vegan #glutenfree
If you’re feeling low on energy this morning, go whip up a green smoothie. You might just perk right up too. :)

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Almond Butter Green Smoothie
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Yield: serves 1
 
Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • Large handful spinach (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Almond butter
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Chop the banana into small pieces, place on a plate, and freeze for at least one hour.
  2. In a blender, add all the ingredients including the frozen banana. Blend until smooth. Serve.

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Katy MacKinnon

Katy MacKinnon is a food photographer and recipe developer, and Food Fight! co-host.

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13 Comments Drink Your Energy: Almond Butter Green Smoothie

  1. Ashley

    Love the sound of this smoothie Katy! With the almond butter and spinach … so good! I haven’t been making smoothies that much lately – I think it has to do with the cold weather! It’s so cold in our house in the mornings!

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    1. Katy

      I agree, I’ve definitely been having smoothies less for sure. You get brain freezes x 10 in the winter months. But sometimes I just can’t resist because they’re just so yummy. :)

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  2. Danielle

    I make a “peanut butter and chocolate” (neither almond butter & cacao nibs) version that’s pretty similar but I like the idea of cinnamon.

    Love the layout of the site. Anyone who lives in Winnipeg AND uses chai and Matcha in excess is good in my books. :)

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    1. Katy

      That one sounds delicious, I love cacao nibs but have yet to try them in a smoothie. Thanks for the sweet compliment Danielle :)

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  3. Monet

    Hi Katy! What a beautiful post! And I completely agree…smoothies are so good especially during winter months! Helps the immune system so much! Thank you for sharing yet another delicious recipe with us! I hope you have a good end to your week!

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    1. Katy

      Thank you, Monet! :) Whenever I drink smoothies I definitely feel like I’m drinking immune-boosters in a glass. Have a great week :)

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    2. Katy

      Thank you, Monet! :) Whenever I drink smoothies I definitely feel like I’m drinking immune-boosters in a glass. Have a great week :)

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  4. Lisa D.

    Thank you for this simple and delicious recipe. I loved that I could make it with items I already had on hand. The hint of cinnamon was a great touch.

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  5. shivanna

    I just blended spinach,apple ,celery and ginger with a tablespoon of almond butter and a touch of honey, delightful

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