Craveable Creamy Protein Almond Shake
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I use 2 tablespoons of almond butter for more creaminess, 8 grams of additional protein, and because the fat in the almond butter keeps my body fueled longer. If you prefer a lighter almond shake, but still want the protein, you can use just 1 tablespoon of almond butter, add 2 tablespoons of the dairy-free protein powder, and increase that protein almond milk a touch. Or you can omit the protein powder and use just 1 tablespoon almond butter for a lower protein treat!
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 filling shake
  • 1 heaping cup ripe, frozen banana chunks (or 1 large banana, frozen and broken into chunks)
  • ½ cup dairy-free almond milk beverage, plus additional if desired
  • 2 tablespoons creamy almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla dairy-free protein powder (such as Vega Sport Performance; optional)
  • 1 medjool date, pitted (soaked if not soft)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch salt (omit if using salted almond butter)
  • Ice (optional)
  • Sliced almond, to garnish (optional)
  1. Add the banana, almond milk, almond butter, protein powder, date, cinnamon, and salt, if using, to your blender and blend until smooth. If using a lower power blender, pulse on high several times to help break up the chunks before whizzing away. If needed or desired, add more milk alternative to thin. Alternately, if needed or desired, blend in ice to desired consistency and temperature (I use crushed ice and pulse it first since my blender is wimpy).
  2. Pour into a glass and garnish with sliced almonds if desired.
No Dates? You can always omit the dates, and if needed, sweeten to taste with a few drops of pure stevia, or your favorite sweetener. Or you can use vanilla almond milk, which is lightly sweetened on its own.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at