Almond Butter Spinach Smoothie


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In honor of summer being right around the corner, we’re kicking it off with an Almond Butter Spinach Smoothie!

Almond Butter Spinach Smoothie

One thing I make pretty much every morning for breakfast is a big smoothie. It’s one of the most important parts of my day and it’s so delicious. I like to pack my smoothies full of nutrients, healthy fats, and a little bit of plant protein. And this almond butter spinach smoothie checks all the boxes. It’s loaded with almond butter, fresh spinach, a few pieces of frozen pineapple and some vanilla almond milk, it’s not only delicious, but it will also keep you going until your next meal! The star of the show here though is the almond butter, which adds a super boost to this smoothie. Almonds are rich in antioxidants, like vitamin E, and pack in a small serving of plant protein. They’re full of fiber and a great source of healthy fat, both of which will keep you fuller for longer. I swear this smoothie really does help me get out of bed in the morning and gives me the energy I need to get my day going. And because I know mornings can get pretty hectic for a lot of us, this smoothie can be whipped up in under 5 minutes so you can grab a glass and run out the door.

Almond Butter Spinach Smoothie

I’ll leave you with one final tip about the key to making your smoothies creamy and thick. Don’t add ice, instead add frozen fruit – it does just as great of a job at keeping things chilled and keeps the consistency at the perfect thickness without watering your smoothie down.

Almond Butter Spinach Smoothie

Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American


  • 1 tablespoons unsalted creamy almond butter
  • 2 cups fresh spinach tightly packed
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon chia seeds or 1 teaspoon flax seeds


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on medium high speed until fully combined. The smoothie should be bright green and the spinach should be completely blended into the mixture.
  • Enjoy immediately.

I created this recipe for the Almond Board of California; check out my other delicious, summery recipes here:

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  1. Heather Christo

    this looks awesome!! I often put raw almonds in my smoothies and it gives them some good body- this variety looks delicious!

  2. Traci

    I’ve been thinking about ways to use almond butter in smoothies lately, actually, so it’s great to see a recipe!

  3. naomi

    I’m all for almond butter based smoothies or anything almond butter! So much better than peanut butter.

  4. Julie @ Table for Two

    Love the almond addition in this! I bet it’s SO good!

  5. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

    Nothing like some good ‘ol almond butter!

  6. Samina | The Cupcake Confession

    I soooooo need this in my life!!!!!! I hate snacking on junk during the day and this is just the smoothie that’ll keep me going without even wanting to look at all the processed stuff. I loveeee that it has almond butter in it! Delicious!!!! 🙂

  7. Paula

    Thank you so much for this! I am lactose intolerant and this will be the perfect substitute! And green is my favorite color!!

  8. jane

    I really need to get into green smoothies, maybe this is the one to kick it off! thanks for the recipe!

  9. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    This looks soooo good! Simple and fabulously delicious!

  10. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    Looks like a delicious way to eat better.

  11. Amy @ Thoroughly Nourished Life

    I need to break out of my breakfast rut and this looks absolutely perfect 🙂


    Two things I don’t use enough in smoothies: almond butter and spinach. Literally have them both on hand always, but never seem to use them in my daily morning breakfast smoothie…always think about it though! Going to have to try this! Thanks, Gaby 🙂

  13. Tara

    What a great idea! I absolutely love almonds so why not add them to my morning smoothie along with my almond milk! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  14. Todd

    I need this SO bad right now!! I’ll take 3 please 🙂

  15. Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody)

    Oooh! I like the addition of pineapple, it sounds so refreshing and healthy.

  16. Denise

    I really need to get my blender dusted off, and start making smoothies. Besides loving almonds, I like the pineapple in this recipe!

  17. Jodee Weiland

    Always looking for new smoothie ideas, and this one’s a winner for sure! This looks so delicious and healthy…thanks for sharing!

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  21. Sandi

    Made it exactly as directed. I think 1 cup of spinach would have been better. I think the spinach flavor was a little too strong, so either use half the spinach or double all of the other ingredients. I have a similar recipe which is my favorite that calls for 2 cups spinach but 1/2 cup frozen pineapple and 1/2 cup frozen mango plus a full banana. I loved the almond butter in this recipe, though. I tablespoon really added a ton of flavor.

  22. Anel

    I made this for breakfast and it’s delicious! I usually do almonds, but the almond butter was a nice change. Thanks! I’ll be making this one often!

  23. Alexx

    This looks absolutely delicious! i will make this tomorrow and tag you on your instagram!
    You are the BEST!!!

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  25. Shannon

    Didn’t have pineapple, so I used the leftover frozen mango I had instead. Delicious!

    • Gaby

      Hey Jill! I don’t provide nutritional information. That said, I use the freshest ingredients I can find and use a well balanced meal plan to keep my eating balanced.

  26. Anna |

    I actually do this exact smoothie quite a bit(kids lot it) but never tried pineapple in it. sometimes I add in 1/3cup GF oats to make it more filling. Great recipes on your site. -Anna

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  28. Jill Roberts @ WellnessGeeky

    Almond butter spinach smoothie definitely looks yummi! I love your recipe cuz it contains healthy ingredients! Thanks a lot for sharing!

  29. Sonia

    With the almond butter it tastes great. I love this smoothie

  30. Bella Hardy @ Healthnerdy

    Gorgeous pictures. I made this almond butter spinach smoothie for the super bowl party and it was a crowd favorite.

  31. Cherie

    This is great! I make the exact smoothie but use fresh grated ginger, no pineapple. Has a nice zing to it!

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  34. Robin Hamilton @Wellness Wires

    Hey there, I’m a huge fan of smoothies! And that almond butter spinach smoothie looks way awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  35. DM

    This sounds great except for the banana, which my son will not eat! any substitutions???