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Easy Energy Almond Banana Shake!

One of my favorite energizing shake recipes: Almond Butter Banana Shake (also known as my "easy energy" shake). Today I'll share with you my new simplified version of the recipe. As well as a special "spiced up" recipe option!..

Easy Energy Banana Almond Shake

Kathy Patalsky

Easy Energy Banana Almond Shake

Frosty and creamy, this dairy-free shake is sure to please kids and adults! Rich in potassium, fiber, healthy fats and protein.


  • 1 1/2 frozen bananas
  • 1 fresh banana
  • 1 cup soy or almond milk
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 heaping Tbsp almond butter (fresh is best!)
  • optional: 1/4 cup ice or frozen watermelon cubes
  • optional: 1 scoop vanilla protein powder


  • Add all ingredients to high speed blender and blend until smooth.

Yield: 1 large shake

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 01 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 02 mins.

Total time: 3 mins.

Tags: shake,smoothie,drink,beverage,vegan,almonds,bananas,kids,dessert,

I first posted this recipe about a year ago. It was a huge hit! You guys loved the easy ingredients and rich, creamy, dairy-free "milkshake" taste and texture.

Creative Shake. I make this recipe a lot! And I often experiment with ways to simplify the ingredients - or give the flavor a spin. I once added a dollop of vegan chocolate-hazelnut spread for a "Choco-Almond Shake" .. that was yummy.

But lately I've been simplifying the ingredients from the original recipe because I didn't really need them when I'm in a hurry to make this shake. I omitted the extra sweetener as well as the cider vinegar.

Frozen Bananas. You will need two frozen bananas for this recipe. Be sure to freeze your bananas when they are very ripe – a few black spots. And be sure to slice your ripe bananas into quarters before freezing them, so that they will blend easily once used. Note: two ripe fresh bananas will not work in this recipe. The smoothie would be too mushy and gooey. You need frozen fruit.

Nutrition. This smoothie is a good source of vitamin E, fiber, protein and potassium. Plus it is packed with energy from healthy fats (from the almonds) and high quality carbohydrates from the bananas and non-dairy milk. Choose a well fortified non-dairy milk and you should be getting some healthy, essential vitamins like vitamin B12 and vitamin D.

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