Chocolate Almond Breeze Smoothie

Rich & creamy chocolate smoothies made with banana and almond milk. Vegan and Gluten free.

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Now that January is over and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I think it’s time to trade in our kale drinks for rich & creamy chocolate-y treats. Because we’ve been good after-all… haven’t we?

Something you might not expect that’s a fixture in our fridge is chocolate almond milk. Jack drinks a mocha with it every morning. And he occasionally makes us milk-less milkshakes (kindly accommodating for my my lactose intolerance). He doesn’t cook often but two of his designated tasks are: 1. Coffee Pour-er, and 2. Blender-man.

This is his most recent blended treat… frozen bananas with chocolate almond milk and gooey almond butter… and a dash of cinnamon for a spicy unexpected twist.

chocolate almond breeze smoothie
 
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Serves: makes 1 smoothie
Ingredients
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons Chocolate Almond Breeze Almondmilk
  • ¼ cup creamy almond butter
  • 1 frozen banana
  • handful of ice (or freeze your chocolate milk and skip the ice)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • optional - espresso powder
optional:
  • coconut cream
  • cinnamon or cocoa powder for dusting
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients together, taste and adjust to your liking (more banana, more almond milk, more almond butter, etc). You can make it as light or as rich and thick as you prefer.
  2. Top with a scoop of coconut cream and a dusting of cinnamon or cocoa.
  3. Coconut cream: open a can of full fat coconut milk in the freezer overnight, spoon the thick part off the top & stir it until smooth.

 

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    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com
      02.05.2013

      I thought they were so cute too, I’ve been holding onto them waiting for the right post 🙂

  1. Angel Y. from static-romance.org
    02.04.2013

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try when it out for myself. 🙂

  2. Dana from celiackiddo.wordpress.com
    02.04.2013

    Oh my goodness (that’s not exactly the word that came to mind when I saw this post) but WOW!! I’m buying chocolate almond milk asap to make this delicious treat.
    -Dana

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com
      02.04.2013

      ha! well, goodness it is 🙂

  3. Christina from delacasa.wordpress.com
    02.04.2013

    Such a relief from the green monster overload. How do you not have shadows in your photos? I remember from your home photoshoot that you have huge windows, so I assume you therefore get light from all directions…? I love how all the photos on Love and Lemons match perfectly – same lighting, same marbled counter, same white cloths beneath; beautiful.

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com
      02.04.2013

      there are some shadows here 🙂

      Very often we shoot at night with even diffused light. Marble is our best kitchen surface, and I’m a total sucker for it. (hopefully it’s not getting to boring!). I do need to find more kitchen towels – I have such a hard time finding really simple ones that don’t take away from the color/pattern of the food itself.

  4. sandra from meadowscooks.blogspot.com
    02.04.2013

    yummy. I will be making this soon!

  5. I should not be reading this while hungry! Looks lush. We have only just got Almond Breeze here in the UK so I will look out for it. Thanks, and agree about the continuity of your images. Very relaxing to look at too.

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com
      02.05.2013

      Ha, thanks! Yea I really like it, if you’re in London I’m sure they probably have it at that super big whole foods.

  6. These sound like the ultimate smoothie! Almond, chocolate, cinnamon and banana! What’s not to love? 🙂

  7. Looks lovely and indulgent… especially with that generous amount of almond butter, yum!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com
      02.04.2013

      we try to be generous 🙂

  8. Ashley from edibleperspective.com
    02.04.2013

    Well this clearly needs to happen. Especially with the optional espresso powder!

  9. Lauren from lakeshorelady.com
    02.04.2013

    I literally pin every recipe you post! DEFINITELY making this!

  10. Jess
    02.04.2013

    Silly question- could this be made with chocolate whole milk? I have a skinny boy who needs “good” fats- nut butters and whole milk are at the top of the list. I think he’d like this but I don’t know if almond milk is the same consistency or if I’d need to alter anything… Silly question, I know!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com
      02.05.2013

      Hi Jess, wow, what a lucky problem he has! You could… it would be an even swap. I’m lactose intolerant, so we try to avoid dairy… especially with milk because the almond milk is so tasty it doesn’t feel like a compromise.

      • Jess
        02.06.2013

        I wish it was a lucky problem! lol He’s skinny because he was a preemie, and it is soooo hard to get him to put on weight and/or eat. So this smoothie can potentially help “smooth out” (heh) his choking issues and lack of fats issues! Thank you! 🙂

  11. Maria from twopeasandtheirpod.com
    02.05.2013

    Wish I was sipping on this smoothie right now!

  12. Lisa from politicalscience.com
    02.06.2013

    I’d surely love the taste of this smoothie! And love its vintage look…

  13. Yum, thanks for the idea! It inspired me to make a “dessert” smoothie, which isn’t quite as healthy as this one but along the same vein: almond butter, almond milk, oats, honey, and a few chocolate chips thrown in.

  14. Chedva from roomsandwords.com
    02.06.2013

    This looks amazing! Funny, my husband is also the coffee pourer and blender operator at our house:)

  15. Yum… it’s lunch time for me and this is really making my mouth water… xv

  16. Manja
    02.06.2013

    It’s wonderful! I used santen with water and made coconutcream. So it’s not cold, but warm (since it is winter it doesn’t matter). And I used a little cacao as well. Thanks!

  17. sarah from honeyandlimes.wordpress.com
    02.06.2013

    Wow, had no idea they make chocolate almond milk. Sounds wonderful (I agree, gone are the kale juice days, it’s february folks!).

  18. Shira from inpursuitofmore.com
    02.06.2013

    This looks fantastic! I love anything with almonds & chocolate – so satisfying 🙂 I am so going to try this!

  19. Nancy Reid
    02.08.2013

    I had my Almond milk smoothie this morning! Frozen banana, blueberries, pineapple, protein powder, 1/2 avocado, 1/4 cup of greek yogurt, 1 cup of almond milk!

  20. Becky from thevintagemixer.com
    02.08.2013

    This sounds like a great non-guilty treat! Oh and my man is also the coffee guy 😉

  21. Elka
    04.25.2013

    Looks delish but I’ve become allergic to bananas. Can this be done with any other fruit?

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com
      04.26.2013

      Hi Elka,

      You might want to experiment with other fruits you like. I’m not sure if there’s one that replicates a banana (especially in texture), so it’s hard for me to suggest a direct replacement. I’ll have some other fruit smoothies coming up soon!

  22. maci from thethoughtfulplate.wordpress.com
    05.28.2013

    I just thought I’d let you know that I’m whipping this up tonight for about the 86th time since you posted it. I usually quadruple the recipe for my family, but tonight it’s just me 🙂 It’s seriously one of our favorite desserts now!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com
      05.30.2013

      wow 86th… so glad you and your family like it, thanks so much for letting me know!

      • maci from Thethoughtfulplate.wordpress.com
        05.30.2013

        Possibly a slight exaggeration… but only slight 😉

  23. Chocolate Lover
    06.01.2013

    Hi Jeannine,
    We have chocolate almond milk in the fridge, but it’s running low. We also have plain, unsweetened almond milk, so I was wondering if I could sub plain almond milk with a tbsp cocoa powder for chocolate almond milk? My only concern is the sweetness…Or else I’d totally make this.

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com
      06.01.2013

      I would do that an then add a sweetener of choice if you felt like it needed it (sugar, honey, agave, etc)… But the sweetness of the bananas might be enough, depending on your own personal taste.

  24. just made this smoothie for a healthy dessert – so good! will be in my regular rotation. thanks for the great recipe 🙂

  25. P Howard Dilling
    10.09.2013

    Also, Blue Diamond is on the list for Non-GMOs accreditation! That’s a company I will support.

  26. Agne
    09.22.2015

    That looks sooooo delicious. will definitely try this soon!

  27. Monica from vc.uonbi.ac.ke
    12.14.2016

    Cinnamon for dusting will do for me..

  28. Katie McC from katieskronicles.org
    01.09.2017

    This looks delish! Love chocolate almond breeze milk! I will make something similar but I used protein powder, avocado instead of banana and add instant coffee and coconut cream!

  29. Miles W Stone
    08.11.2018

    I don’t have almond butter… will peanut butter work?

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