Chocolate Almond Breeze Smoothie

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

Chocolate Almond Breeze Smoothie // Chocolate Almond Breeze Smoothie // Chocolate Almond Breeze Smoothie //

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

Serves: makes 1 smoothie
  • 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
  • coconut cream
  • cinnamon or cocoa powder for dusting
  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.



Leave a comment:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe (after making it):  

  1. Chedva from

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

  2. 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.

  3. Lisa from

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

  4. Maria from

    Wish I was sipping on this smoothie right now!

  5. Jess

    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

      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

        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! 🙂

  6. Lauren from

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

  7. Ashley from

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

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

    • jeanine

      we try to be generous 🙂

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

  10. 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

      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.

  11. sandra from

    yummy. I will be making this soon!

  12. Christina from

    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

      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.

  13. Dana from

    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.

    • jeanine

      ha! well, goodness it is 🙂

  14. Angel Y. from

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

    • jeanine

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

A food blog with fresh, zesty recipes.
Photograph of Jeanine Donofrio and Jack Mathews in their kitchen

Hello, we're Jeanine and Jack.

We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.