Creamy, delicious vegan banana almond milk smoothie is nutritious and loaded with fiber but tastes like a decadent dessert!
I love deserts, but savory foods have always trumped sweets for me when it comes to those urgent must-have-now cravings. This has been slowly evolving over these past few years though and at this point, if I don't get something sweet at some point in the day, I'm not a very happy camper. Chocolate is my go-to staple for this fix, but as you probably know, once you open that door, its hard to close it. One small square quickly turns into an entire chocolate bar and with my limited level of self control, I just can't even go there for my daily fix these days.
These sweet-tooth cravings mostly hit at night and I have been dabbling in healthier, real food options to prevent me from going into full swing crazy chocolate lady mode on a regular basis. This vegan banana almond milk smoothie is a winner either as a sweet start to the day or to satisfy that sweet craving whenever it strikes. The taste is somewhat like an almond flavored horchata.
Almond milk smoothies are a great way to get that creamy deliciousness of a milkshake without any dairy. You can play around with the ingredients on this recipe to create all kinds of liquid treats. For a unique twist, sometimes I use this espresso almond butter, which is simply divine. I'm a coffee fiend and the hint of java flavor in that little combo makes my day. It's perfectly awesome with regular almond butter too though, which is the route I normally take. If you want to get super fancy, toasting the oats adds a level of decadence that fully launches this almond milk smoothie into the desert category.
Vegan Banana Almond Milk Smoothie
- 1 ripe banana (sliced and frozen)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 Tbsp. rolled oats
- 1/2 Tbsp. flax meal or seeds
- 1 Tbsp. almond butter
- 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
- Add oats to blender and pulse to grind into a powder. If using full flax seeds instead of flax meal, add flax seeds along with oats.
- Add remaining ingredients and pulse until smooth. If your banana is not frozen, add several ice cubes before blending.