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A smooth and creamy breakfast smoothie, with a salt and caramel kind of flavor. Really delicious and super quick to make anytime.
We make this up as a breakfast smoothie or after dinner treat as it makes a great thick shake dessert.
Easy Breakfast Recipe
Smoothies are still my favorite breakfast option when it comes to getting the kids fed and out the door in time to catch the bus. It means that even on those ‘hit the snooze button one too many times’ mornings, we don’t end up skipping breakfast.
If you’re really running late, send the kids packing with an on the go smoothie. We use these glass smoothie bottles for these kind of mornings.
My youngest son is loving the blender right now. He sees himself as the smoothie master in the house. And this is his favorite sweet treat smoothie.
The combined flavors of vanilla, almond milk and salty sweet date paste (you can make your own using this recipe) are brilliant. It kind of reminds me of a salted caramel dessert. Which is always a good thing.
How to Make Your Own Almond Butter Smoothie
It doesn’t get easier than this. Pop all ingredients into a blender and give it a whizz. In less than 30 seconds, you can enjoy your creation.
More Kid Friendly Smoothies
You would have noticed that I use date paste in this recipe. I’m loving this ingredient at the moment. The taste is really unique – slightly sweet, slightly caramel. Oh my, it’s good!
I found date paste in my local supermarket, but it was around $9 a jar. So … cheapskate that I am … I made my own (it’s super easy). Don’t worry, you’re not going to be stuck with a jar of unused date paste, because you can use your date paste to make this moist and delicious banana date loaf or these spongy ginger ninjas.
You can substitute date paste for regular dates. I soak mine in boiling water for a couple minutes before adding them to a my smoothies to soften them up a little. This helps them blend a little easier and avoids leaving little chunky date bits at the bottom of the glass.
Almond Butter Smoothie
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp date paste or substitute for 4 dates (see notes)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large ripe banana
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup ice
- Blend all ingredients together until smoothServes 2.