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Almond Breeze Breakfast Smoothies

almond breeze breakfast smoothiesWhen I met my husband years ago, he had never eaten asparagus. Unless the burger came with lettuce and tomato (which he would take off and leave on the side of the plate), that was the only color that would be included in his diet. His food fell into the beige/brown category. His fruit and vegetable consumption was very low to say the least. He has come a very long way through the years, and I am proud to say that the man drinks a glass of fruits and vegetables every single morning now. He craves a smoothie like he craves a chicken wing. Well, I’d like to believe that any way.

Smoothies are great for us, neither of us are big breakfast eaters. But a smoothie is light and refreshing. They are really easy to throw together in the morning, and I keep enough things in the house to provide variety. I stock my freezer with loads of berries, peaches, mangoes, pineapple, bananas, and cherries at all times. I also make sure to have natural peanut butter, local raw honey (when I can get it), coconut oil, and avocados. The raw honey and coconut oil are really helpful for my husband’s allergies. The spring and fall can be brutal for him. He cannot take a lot medication because of what he does for a living, so we have tried just about everything. Honey has worked wonders. Coconut oil also has been shown to fight bacterial infections and viruses. Both ingredients are delicious and add to the smooth texture of these smoothies. A nice dose of healthy fat is nice too! Fresh spinach is another ingredient that is added to almost all smoothies. While it can change the color, you cannot taste it at all. Just a nice nutrient kick.

I do not drink milk. In all of my 36 years, I have never had a glass of milk, not even in a bowl of cereal. I can eat dairy, but for some reason, milk and I are not friends. What I rely on is almond milk. I always have it in my house and use it when I make my smoothies every morning. Almond Breeze contacted me when they read that I always have almond milk in my house. I was thrilled to work with a product that I already use everyday. I keep vanilla and chocolate in my house, but I am so excited about their new Almondmilk Coconutmilk Blend.

These smoothies are 3 that we make a lot. Each one is just as easy to make, but each one is different. Pina Colada is tropical and makes you feel like you are sitting on a beach somewhere. Feel Better Berry Smoothie is full of anti-oxidants, healthy fats, and you would never know that there is spinach in it. The Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana is the one that is the easiest sell for someone new to the smoothie. It looks and tastes just like a milkshake, but is really healthy and rich.

pina coloada smoothie recipe

Pina Colada Smoothie:

1 cup Almond Breeze
1/4 cup diced mango
1/4 cup pineapple
1/4 of an avocado
1/2 frozen banana
2 Tablespoons flaked coconut

pina colada smoothie recipeBlend together until smooth. Garnish with flaked coconut and a pineapple chunk.

Berry smoothie recipeFeel Better Berry Smoothie:

1 cup Almond Breeze
1 Tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup frozen blackberries
one handful fresh spinach
juice of half a lemon

berry smoothie recipeBlend all ingredients until smooth. Garnish with additional berries.

chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana:

1 cup Chocolate Almond Breeze
2 Tablespoons natural peanut butter
1/4 of an avocado
1 Tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1/2 frozen banana

chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie recipeBlend all ingredients and garnish with a banana chunk.

Almond Breeze Smoothie RecipeIf I have leftover smoothie, or just want to get ahead of the game, I freeze them in an ice cube tray. I pop a few out, and re-blend. Or I send it to school with my kids. By the time they eat lunch, it has melted enough to sip and is still cold in their thermos.

Almond Breeze Smoothie RecipeGetting fruits and vegetables into this guy is no easy feat; having him drink a smoothie that looks like a milkshake and is full of healthy fats, fruits, and veggies makes me very, very, happy.

Disclosure: I am being paid by Almond Breeze for this post. I am compensated for my time, however all opinions expressed are my own.

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Pina Colada Smoothie


Ingredients

  • 1 cup Almond Breeze
  • 1/4 cup diced mango
  • 1/4 cup pineapple
  • 1/4 of an avocado
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 2 Tablespoons flaked coconut

Instructions

  1. Blend together until smooth. Garnish with flaked coconut and a pineapple chunk.
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Feel Better Berry Smoothie


Ingredients

  • 1 cup Almond Breeze
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blackberries
  • one handful fresh spinach
  • juice of half a lemon

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth. Garnish with additional berries.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana


Ingredients

  • 1 cup Chocolate Almond Breeze
  • 2 Tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 of an avocado
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 frozen banana

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients and garnish with a banana chunk.

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  1. Louisa

    April 30th, 2012 at 5:20 am

    Oooh, I love smoothies, and I have all the ingredients for the pina colada one-I know what I’m having for breakfast!!

  2. bakedbree

    May 2nd, 2012 at 12:52 am

    I hope that you liked it!

  3. Walt

    April 23rd, 2013 at 2:23 am

    Hi there, Bree.

    I’m suffering from Polycystic Kidney Disease, and my diet is rather strange (yet not at the same time). The Pina Colada (a flavor I adore already) smoothie looks enticing, and I hadn’t thought to add avocado (or use almond milk. I usually go with a frozen fruit, baby spinach, vanilla yogurt, apple juice blend for smoothies) for the health benefits.

    I’m under some dietary restrictions, and wondering how I may be affected by the avocado inclusion. I have to avoid sodium if at all possible, and keep my protein intake low.

    Will the avocado be an issue at all?

    Thanks!

  4. bakedbree

    April 23rd, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    I really have no idea, I am not a nutritionist, so I am not comfortable answering this. I would consult your doctor.

  5. Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen)

    April 30th, 2012 at 6:09 am

    all three of these smoothies sound delicious! i have never tried using an avocado or coconut oil in my smoothies…i’m excited to give it a try. DId you ever make these recipes with Almond Breeze’s new line of the coconut almond milk? I really want to try the pina colada smoothie first…do you suggest using their regular almond milk? Also, do I blend the 2 Tablespoons of flaked coconut and then top the smoothie with additional coconut?

  6. bakedbree

    May 2nd, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Not yet, but only because I have yet to see it in my stores. I use vanilla for most everything. Yes, I add flakes to the smoothie and then for crunch at the end.

  7. M D

    April 30th, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Delicious looking smoothies. Would love to have them for my breakfast and feel light πŸ™‚

    I love every click of yours and I feel inspired by every photograph and dish you make. Keep up the good work.

  8. bakedbree

    May 2nd, 2012 at 12:51 am

    thank you so much, that is very nice to hear.

  9. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    April 30th, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Love that you posted more than one here! They all sound fabulous!

  10. bakedbree

    May 2nd, 2012 at 12:51 am

    thanks Katrina!

  11. Michelle

    April 30th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Thank you! I too do not do well with milk but can eat other dairy. I am going to go buy some almond breeze and try these smoothies out! We start our day with smoothies but I always just throw random stuff together into the blender. Thanks you once again for some yummy healthy stuff!

  12. Kelly

    April 30th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Thanks so much for these wonderful recipes! I’m excited to try them all!! One question (and it may be a silly one): do you melt the coconut oil before you blend? Or will it smooth out in the end?
    Thanks!

  13. bakedbree

    May 2nd, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Not silly at all, I do not melt it, it just blends in.

  14. Julia {The Roasted Root}

    April 30th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    All sorts of yum in this post! I adore smoothies – could have one every day of the week because there’s so much variety you can throw in there! Almond Breeze is a favorite in my house for smoothies and oatmeal. mmm!

  15. bakedbree

    May 2nd, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Thank you Julia!

  16. Josephine

    April 30th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe. This is good for children because it is also nutritious.

  17. bakedbree

    May 2nd, 2012 at 12:49 am

    You are welcome, I love your name. It was on the very short list for my daughter’s.

  18. Becca- cookie jar treats

    April 30th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I am much like your husband. My diet has pretty much no color. Most of it is in the beige and brown color spectrum. And for some reason I don’t like fruits or vegetables. My parents say I used to love them as a kid but now the only vegetable I eat is potatoes and I get my fruit from v8. But these smoothies look really good. I’m just really persnickety about fruit chunks and seeds. πŸ˜›

  19. bakedbree

    May 2nd, 2012 at 12:49 am

    These are really smooth, I have texture issues, and if there are chunks, I cant drink them.

  20. Walt

    April 23rd, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Have you thought about using a juicer beforehand, and transferring the ‘waste’ pulp to the blender for use in the smoothie?

    It really does cut down on any chunkiness. It’s what I did until my juicer burnt out.

  21. bakedbree

    April 23rd, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Thanks for the tip, but I really don’t have that kind of time in the morning to do that much for a smoothie.

  22. Jennifer | Mother Thyme

    April 30th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    These smoothies looks amazing! I have at least one or two smoothies a day and my kids always have one too. I usually make mine with yogurt but never thought of adding almond breeze; I love this! Just added some to my grocery list. Can’t wait to whip up some new smoothies this week!

  23. bakedbree

    May 2nd, 2012 at 12:48 am

    I am so glad to give a few new ones to try.

  24. Ronda

    April 30th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    This is so exciting! I had an Almond Breeze smoothie for breakfast today myself. I used banana, strawberries, spinach and chia seeds. It was not a pretty color, but it was good. I will be trying your recipes, especially the ones with the avocado!

  25. bakedbree

    May 2nd, 2012 at 12:47 am

    That sounds good!

  26. Stacey Woods

    May 1st, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Oh Bree! I am off to buy coconut oil and some Almond Breeze right this minute. Parker will love the chocolate-banana-pb smoothie when he gets home from school, and he will have no clue about the secret avocado, lol.

  27. bakedbree

    May 2nd, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Not a clue! You cannot taste it at all, it just makes it even creamier.

  28. Part Time House Wife

    May 1st, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I’m in love with smoothies! I eat/drink them all the time in a nice big mug! Thanks for new smoothie inspiration!

  29. bakedbree

    May 2nd, 2012 at 12:45 am

    You are welcome!

  30. Lina

    May 3rd, 2012 at 12:46 am

    We love smoothies and we have it every morning ….i like to try urs,but i can’t get the almond breeze here…do u think i can subtitute with almond powder ?thanks

  31. bakedbree

    May 6th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    You could use soy, coconut, or regular milk.

  32. Linds

    May 3rd, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    These smoothies look delicious, and I can’t wait to put these recipes into my breakfast smoothie rotation! One question: for your smoothies with coconut oil, do you melt the oil before measuring?

    Thanks!

  33. bakedbree

    May 6th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Nope, just plop it in, it blends right in.

  34. Shelby

    May 7th, 2012 at 7:41 am

    I just tried the Pina Colada Smoothie with my lunch and it was absolutely delicious!!!! This post actually inspired me to go out and buy a blender….. soooo worth it! Thank you!!!

  35. Deanna

    May 22nd, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I recently bought a Vitamix blender and I love it! I too freeze my leftover smoothie in silicone ice cube trays and throw a few into the next smoothie. Can’t wait to try these delicious combinations!

  36. bakedbree

    May 22nd, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I love my Vitamix too.

  37. Jantzen

    May 23rd, 2012 at 6:37 am

    It’s all wow! These are really delicious to have, thanks for a kind of fascinating ideas…

  38. bakedbree

    May 24th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Why thank you!

  39. Debbie

    September 24th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Can you freeze single servings of these smoothies in mason jars, for example, for thawing/drinking at a later date? If so, how long would they keep in the frozen state and, would you need to reblend before drinking?

    Can’t wait to try these!

  40. bakedbree

    September 26th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I just happened to have written a post about this recently… https://bakedbree.wpengine.com/make-ahead-smoothies

  41. Kellie

    November 8th, 2012 at 2:45 am

    Thanks! I pinned this when it first showed up in my Reader, but I just got around to making it today. I will definitely be making it again, soon, since my husband took mine. : )

  42. bakedbree

    November 18th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    that is great! I hope that he liked it.

  43. J. Robinson

    March 9th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    I had a question, I found you on Pinterest, is there something else I could use in place of the bananas? I can’t eat bananas. I see most recipes include the banana, I get the potassium and all, but wanted to know of a substitute if it is for the consistency

  44. bakedbree

    March 14th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Just leave them out. Add yogurt or some coconut milk.

  45. deanna

    May 21st, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Add protein powder πŸ™‚

  46. Christina (sisters running the kitchen)

    September 15th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    i tried your chocolate banana smoothie….fantastic…love it! thanks for the recipe πŸ™‚ I love the use of the coconut oil

  47. bakedbree

    September 19th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Glad that you liked it!

  48. Kris Lasky

    January 15th, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    I can’t tell you how happy I am to get all the recipes of your wonderful smoothies.
    Smoothies are so wonderful and healthy. My husband loves them too and I needed some more inspiration which you have given me. Thank you so much for sharing!!! xxxxxxx

  49. bakedbree

    January 16th, 2014 at 9:19 am

    You are welcome! I make them all the time. In fact, I am making a new one today to add to the collection.

  50. Debbie Alapert

    January 19th, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    I just had my first smoothly with the vanilla almond milk first time I have ever tried used frozen strawberries and peaches and pineapple with almond slivers and flack seed and sm banana made 2 cups I had 1cup not sure of the calories and I am wondering if you can eat something with the smoothie or wait for a while before you eat? And how many smoothie can you have a day!

  51. bakedbree

    January 22nd, 2018 at 11:35 am

    I’m not sure, it’s up to you. I have one a day. Usually for breakfast or a mid-morning snack.

  52. leona

    April 3rd, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Thank you so much for posting these fantastic recipes!! I enjoy making healthy smoothies w/ almond breeze also but your recipes just add a whole new dimension in comparison. Thanks for sharing.

  53. bakedbree

    April 5th, 2018 at 11:33 am

    You are so welcome! Happy smoothie making!

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